September 4, 2012

Ubuntu's New App Developer Upload Process Proposal

The Ubuntu folks have run into an interesting problem with their application upload process: "Despite our best intentions and the Ubuntu App Review Board's epic efforts, we're currently putting a strain on reviewers (who cannot keep up with the incoming stream of apps) and providing an unsatisfactory experience for app authors (who have to endure long delays to be able to upload their apps)." In response, they have come up with a detailed proposal for a new process; comments are sought. "We should not rely on manual reviews of software before inclusion. Manual reviews have been found to cause a significant bottleneck in the MyApps queue and they won’t scale effectively as we grow and open up Ubuntu to thousands of apps."

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