PPAs for unoffical eHIG-compliant apps

Registered by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2011-09-20

There's a number of software we'd prefer to have installable in the OS, like apps using our technology but not in elementary OS scope. We have to develop an infrastructure that allows that, and enable those PPAs in the OS by default.

It should probably follow the structure of elementary's official release channels.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Fabian Thoma
Priority:
High
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Daniel Fore on 2016-01-05

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Creating a PPA that only serves this purpose is probably the right way to do this.
--tai

We disagreed if the PPA and project group should include apps that we don't maintain or apps that don't meet our quality standards [yet].
IRC log: http://pastebin.com/YSeWYeN1
Finally we came to agreement that apps outside the scope of elementary OS and development for it should go to a separate project group. The proposed names are: "unofficial", "third-party", "community". --shnatsel

Added to contributor meeting agenda. --shnatsel

I like the sound of community apps. ~cassidyjames

Well, we're a community... and I don't think it's a good idea to differentiate "us" from the "community [outside]". Kinda discourages joining/contributing, makes it seem difficult. --shnatsel

What about calling them elementary-partners apps? It's friendly and doesn't differentiate "us" from the "community". -- Chris

Elementary-inspired apps? Elementary-based apps? Maybe just call "official" apps elementary-approved, elementary-recommended or elementary-endorsed? IMHO "unofficial" sounds good :) --grzesiek1e5

elementary-style is also an option. the elementary update site has released a PPA for unofficial elementary apps (and icons). ~nemo

"Elementary-Partners". Sounds pro - Aitor

I'm not really for elementary-unofficial. It could put people off from installing them. On the other hand, I like the elementary-partners suggestion. --aleksandar-todorovic

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