Snappy Clinic: using snapcraft to ship software

As announced earlier, we had a Ubuntu Snappy Core Clinic yesterday and we had a great time. Sergio Schvezov, Ted Gould and I talked about snapcraft in general, what’s new in the 0.3 release and showed off a couple of examples how to package software for Ubuntu Snappy Core. As you can see in the video, none of the snapcraft.yaml files length exceeded 30 lines (and this file is all that’s required); compared to what packaging on various platforms usually looks like that’s just beautiful....

October 20, 2015 · 2 min · dholbach

The future of shipping software is coming together

I have some very exciting news, but wanted to share some thoughts I had earlier today. Since I joined the Ubuntu community I’ve always had to do with people who want to ship their software in Ubuntu and as I’m a generally excitable guy I always thought “finally, it became so much easier - we’re there”! Over the past years we got better documentation, PPAs in Launchpad, the dh command, bzr-builddeb, daily builds in Launchpad, pkgme, the ARB process, translated documentation and lots of other initiatives which always felt like we made the world a better place for ISVs, third party app developers, upstream developers and whoever else wanted their software to be in Ubuntu....

September 24, 2015 · 2 min · dholbach

Дуже дякую, team Ukraine!

Out of nowhere, the Ukrainian translations team came up and translated 70% (the threshold where we call translations ‘complete enough to be official’) of the Ubuntu Packaging Guide into Ukrainian. This all happened within just a couple of days. All I can say is: amazing work and Дуже дякую (thanks a lot)! Keep it up! We are going to prepare an upload to Debian and Ubuntu in the coming days as well....

June 9, 2015 · 1 min · dholbach

Packaging Guide News!

I’m pleased 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 and more moved into the direction of delivering tutorials for people who want to create content (apps, scopes, charms, etc....

December 5, 2013 · 2 min · dholbach

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 in Ubuntu too): daniel@daydream:~$ apt-cache search german packaging guide ubuntu ubuntu-packaging-guide-html-de - Ubuntu Packaging Guide - HTML guide - German version ubuntu-packaging-guide-pdf-de - Ubuntu Packaging Guide - PDF guide - German version ubuntu-packaging-guide-epub-de - Ubuntu Packaging Guide - EPUB guide - German version daniel@daydream:~$ You can also check out the HTML version, single page HTML, PDF version and EPUB version on the web....

July 14, 2013 · 1 min · dholbach

Ubuntu Packaging Guide is progressing nicely

I’m quite happy with the progress the Packaging Guide is making. We managed to fix a bunch of bugs this cycle and most importantly we got it into Ubuntu and made it translatable. We only opened translations a couple of weeks ago, but some language teams have been hard at work: pt_BR.po (18%) ja.po (14%) ru.po (9%) es.po (5%) id.po (4%) de.po (4%) nl.po (1%) sv.po (0%) fr.po (0%)...

September 14, 2012 · 2 min · dholbach