Tag Archives: packaging

Help make Gnome Software beautiful

As most you you know by now, Ubuntu 16.04 will be dropping the old Ubuntu Software Center in favor of the newer Gnome Software as the graphical front-end to both the Ubuntu archives and 3rd party application store. Gnome Software … Continue reading

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My first Debian package uploaded

Today I reached another milestone in my open source journey: I got my first package uploaded into Debian’s archives.  I’ve managed to get packages uploaded into Ubuntu before, and I’ve attempted to get one into Debian, but this is the … Continue reading

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Razing the Roof

Today was a distracting day for me.  My homeowner’s insurance is requiring that I get my house re-roofed[1], so I’ve had contractors coming and going all day to give me estimates. Beyond just the cost, we’ve been checking on state … Continue reading

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Getting into Debian

Quick overview post today, because it’s late and I don’t have anything particular to talk about today. First of all, the next vUDS was announced today, we’re a bit late in starting it off but we wanted to have another one … Continue reading

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Ubuntu App Developers community on Google Plus

Now that Google+ has added a Communities feature, and seeing as how Jorge Castro has already created one for the wider Ubuntu community, I went ahead and created one specifically for our application developers.  If you are an existing app … Continue reading

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Looking for a few good devs

More than a few, actually. As part of our ongoing focus on App Developers, and helping them get their apps into the Ubuntu Software Center, we need to keep the Application Review Board (ARB) staffed and vibrant. Now that the … Continue reading

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App Developer Q&A Kickoff

Due to the popularity of the Ubuntu App Showdown Workshops, I plan to start holding a weekly Q&A session for all Ubuntu app developers using the same format: A live Google+ Hangout with IRC chat. The first of these will … Continue reading

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Why you should ‘Download for Ubuntu’

Last week we introduced a new ‘Download for Ubuntu’ campaign for upstreams to use on their websites, letting their users know that the app is available in Ubuntu already.  We event generated a list of targeted upstreams we wanted to reach … Continue reading

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Pkgme help and mentors

Expanding on my previous post calling for pkgme backend contributors, here’s a list of the backends we would like to see added, and who in the community you can contact for help in making them. If you can act as … Continue reading

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Contributing to Ubuntu: A better Pkgme

pkgme is a small utility created by James Westby, its purpose is to create a Debian package for any unpackaged applications.  It’s currently used when applications are submitted through the Ubuntu Developer Portal as tarballs, inspecting the contents of the … Continue reading

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