Packaging Guide News!

I’m please to announce the following changes have landed in the Ubuntu Packaging Guide: The Packaging Guide is now fully translated into French! Bravo, équipe français! Thanks a lot everyone who helped out here! We moved from developer.ubuntu.com/packaging to our new home http://packaging.ubuntu.com – don’t despair, redirects are in place!This was done, because developer.ubuntu.com more […]

Gute Arbeit, deutsches Übersetzungsteam!

The German translations team have done it! They brought the German translation of the Ubuntu Packaging Guide above 70%, which is the magic threshold for us to enable the translation in the package. Since earlier today you will find this in the Packaging Guide Daily Build PPA (soon going to land in Debian and then […]

The Packaging Guide finally does speak Spanish

We have achieved a huge milestone in the development community. For years we wanted translatable packaging and development documentation. It’s there. If you head to http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/ you can see the following: The Ubuntu Packaging Guide (Spanish) – would you like to learn how to package or become an Ubuntu Developer? Here’s a comprehensive, topic-base guide […]

Bringing new developers up to scratch

I talked many times about getting involved with developing Ubuntu and how it can seem daunting and that there’s much to learn. When I talked to contributors who had reached the critical point where they understood what they can do, who they can talk to and how the processes roughly work, most of them said […]

Ubuntu Packaging Guide has finally landed

Users of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) now can easily install the Ubuntu Packaging Guide: daniel@daydream:~$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-packaging-guide Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following extra packages will be installed: ubuntu-packaging-guide-html The following NEW packages will be installed: ubuntu-packaging-guide ubuntu-packaging-guide-html 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove […]

UDS is a great time…

… for planning things, but also for getting things done. In-between sessions I had discussions with many many folks and I’m happy to say there was renewed and much interest in the Packaging Guide. Heroes like Andrew Starr-Bochicchio, Leo Iannacone, Joseph Mills and others have contributed suggestions, code, ideas and text bits to improve the […]