June 1, 2011

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Development Documentation

I’m happy to say that the Packaging Guide project has seen a lot of activity recently, so a bunch of articles have been improved and new articles been added. Thanks a lot to Andrew, Barry and others.

You can download it or read it on its preliminary home. (Expect an announcement of its new and lasting place soon.)

I got a number of questions about the guide in the last few days and I think it’d make sense to clarify the intention behind the guide. We never intended to rewrite or replace other fantastic documentation about packaging that exists already (think Debian New Maintainers’ Guide, Debian Policy Manual, etc.), but we want to have a place where new contributors to Ubuntu get a good and well-rounded introduction to Ubuntu, plus a more maintainable place for “knowledge-base type” articles that are currently spread across the wiki and other places in varying forms of style or out-of-date-ness.

For the project we need feedback and help. If you are interested in helping out, please check out the list of open requests, read the current guide and file bugs.

I’m very excited about this project and feel the quality of it is getting better and better.

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