[free apps] add URL field for app source

Bug #920428 reported by Daniel Holbach on 2012-01-23
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Bug Description

It would be great to have a field that would allow the developer to just input a URL pointing at the code would be ok. This could enable developer to submit code from other sources (like other code hosting solutions), not only ppas.

It would also have the advantage that the package could be uploaded to a ppa that isn't owned by the user that's currently logged in, and it wouldn't need to contact LP to figure out the list of available PPAs as part of the form setup, so it would be a bit more responsive.

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

This is connected to bug 894413 and bug 894407 (for free apps).

affects: ubuntudeveloperportal → developer-portal
description: updated
David Planella (dpm) on 2012-01-23
tags: added: arb
Changed in developer-portal:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Anthony Lenton (elachuni) wrote :

We discussed this issue during UDS, and agreed that a field that allows the developer to just input a URL pointing at the code would be ok.
This could enable developer to submit code from other sources (like other code hosting solutions), not only ppas.
It would also have the advantage that the package could be uploaded to a ppa that isn't owned by the user that's currently logged in, and it wouldn't need to contact LP to figure out the list of available PPAs as part of the form setup, so it would be a bit more responsive.

description: updated
summary: - [free apps] app submission through ppa
+ [free apps] add URL field for app source
Anthony Lenton (elachuni) wrote :

A current workaround for this is to upload a text file pointing out the place where the code has been uploaded.
We don't have this bug scheduled for fixing for this cycle, but we could probably at least update the error message that's displayed when you're missing a package upload to display this workaround.

Changed in developer-portal:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
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