Free/Libre Application approval process via developer.ubuntu.com is too slow

Bug #1078883 reported by Jussi Lind on 2012-11-14
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Developer registration portal
Undecided
Unassigned
Ubuntu Application Review Board
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1) Write an application
2) Try to get it included in the USC via developer.ubuntu.com

What should happen:
- The application should get approved or completely rejected within acceptable period of time.

What happens:
- The application can be pending for months and nothing happens. I submitted my app (fleetingpm) for almost a year ago.
I got one comment 9 months ago, fixed the problem and the application is still pending. This is not acceptable.

I know that PPA's are cool and I'm happily using them. However, new users necessarily don't understand the concept at all, they don't find the software and PPA's are clumsy to install.

I'm not sure what's the point of developer.ubuntu.com if there are not enough resources to run it.

Jussi Lind (jussi-lind) wrote :
description: updated
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → David Pitkin (dpitkin)
affects: software-center (Ubuntu) → developer-portal
Changed in developer-portal:
assignee: David Pitkin (dpitkin) → nobody
John Pugh (jpugh) wrote :

This free and GPL application https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/apps/214/ is in the ARB queue. The last reviewer comment was +9 months ago.

summary: - Application approval process via developer.ubuntu.com is too slow
+ Free/Libre Application approval process via developer.ubuntu.com is too
+ slow
Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) on 2012-11-28
Changed in developer-portal:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-app-review-board:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Voidcode (terkelsorensen) wrote :

A solution to this bug is for makeing an install 'beta' version for any app through USC..
So enduser can easy install an try all submit app(submit on Ubuntu Devleper site)
Only if USC is set to BetaTester mode.
Users can then vote on apps to be approval and give feedback.

Try see this:
http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/contributor/Voidcode/ideas/

'Beta' version == one click PPA app-installer.

Jussi Lind (jussi-lind) wrote :

That sounds like a great idea!

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