A few days as an ARB helper

In the last few weeks I have been looking into helping the Ubuntu App Review Board and with the help of some of its members I learned a lot about our app submission process and how apps need some special treatment with regards to their installation and package generation.

It’s been lots of fun and I think I have successfully contributed to a few apps. Some of them are up for vote now. What I like best is that you get a sense for the incredible amount of creativity of our apps developers. You really feel ahead of the curve in terms of which great new apps are coming in.

There’s quite a bit of activity right now as we are looking into technologies such as pkgme and see how we can make use of them for getting apps into Ubuntu even more easily.

As I said in an earlier blog post, we need some additional help to make more progress, so if you are interested, have packaging experience and would like to help, you can join