[ALL!!] How to submit a COOL new app to your distribution?

Risto H. Kurppa risto at kurppa.fi
Tue Aug 25 21:01:52 CEST 2009


I know this has been asked before but since it's not clear for
everyone who'd like to know it, I ask it once again. If the answers
make sense, the info could possibly be added to openmoko wiki on one
single page to cover all distros.

Let's suppose I've an idea to write the Most Coolest app (app launcher
that is controlled by rolling a small metal ball to holes) that I
think might interest the users of distributions.

-1) What's your distro?

0) How do I set up an development environment to write this app for
your distribution?

So now that I've written the app, let's suppose your Distribution has
people packaging apps for the distro.

1) Who/how do I inform you that there's this nice app you absolutely
want in your distribution.

Ok, since you might not have people doing the packaging my friend
might volunteer to do it.

2) What's the process to create packages (or .bb recipes or whatever
needed) to submit it to your distribution?

3) How/who do I inform about new releases?

Links to existing instructions are welcome. AFAIK these things are not
clear and are really stopping people from developing apps - I've heard
someone fighting for days to set up the devel environment because of
the lack of instructions how to do it.

I'm partly interested in this because of the new application showroom
that we're working on to replace opkg.org. The main difference is that
it understand the terms 'distribution' - and uses the repositories of
the distribution. People wanting to release their app need to be able
to release their app in the official repositories but with the lack of
instructions it just doesnt' happen.


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