Can't specify minimum hardware requirements when submitting an application

Bug #916108 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas
This bug affects 1 person
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Developer registration portal
In Progress
Łukasz Czyżykowski
Ubuntu Developer Portal

Bug Description

Ubuntu Software Center will soon handle hardware requirements for software. These will not be useful for independent applications, unless MyApps has an interface for entering the requirements.


The "Form factor:" menu should, at this stage, contain only "PC only".

The "Memory:" menu should contain "No requirement" (the default), "128+ MB", "256+ MB", "512+ MB", "1+ GB", and "2+ GB".

The "Graphics acceleration:" menu should contain "No requirement" (the default), "OpenGL 2.1+", "OpenGL 3.0+", "OpenGL 3.1+", "OpenGL 3.2+", "OpenGL 3.3+", "OpenGL 4.0+", "OpenGL 4.1+", and "OpenGL 4.2+".

The "CD burner" checkbox should be insensitive and unchecked whenever "CD drive" is unchecked, and the "DVD burner" checkbox should be insensitive and unchecked whenever "DVD drive" is unchecked.

If a developer specifies requirements, MyApps should add debtags to the package as specified in <>.

(This specification is subject to constant change: for example, Blu-Ray, compass, gyroscope, front-facing camera will need adding. Probably it would be better to host it on a wiki somewhere.)

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Changed in developer-portal:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → Low
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Anthony Lenton (elachuni) wrote :

Developers can currently specify hardware requirements, checking options in a plain checkbox list.

The suggested UI in the attached wireframe would be a noticeable improvement.

Check with mvo / somebody that knows which of all these debtags are currently supported.

Changed in ubuntudeveloperportal:
assignee: nobody → Łukasz Czyżykowski (lukasz-czyzykowski)
assignee: Łukasz Czyżykowski (lukasz-czyzykowski) → nobody
Changed in developer-portal:
assignee: nobody → Łukasz Czyżykowski (lukasz-czyzykowski)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
David Planella (dpm)
Changed in ubuntudeveloperportal:
status: New → Invalid
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