User-contributed metadata for software-center

Registered by Robbie Williamson on 2009-11-08

To improve the presentation of software in the Ubuntu Software Center, Launchpad should have pages for people to suggest better names, summaries, descriptions, categories and subcategories, search keywords, and screenshots for applications and binary packages. A package maintainer should be able to merge a suggestion into the package by clicking a button.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Rick Spencer
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Matthew Paul Thomas
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Pending Approval
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
None

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Setting some work items approximations, this will need (lots of) refinement from the registry team

Work items:
find a suitable place where user can contribute meta-data (e.g. http://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gedit ?): TODO
define UI for this: TODO
define translations integration: TODO
define database changes: TODO
define approval schema for suggestions (only pkg maintainer? people with upload rights in the same pkg set?): TODO
add export feature that generates a suitable .desktop file for inclusion in the source pkg: TODO
integrate lp:ubuntu/$pkgname to get simple merging: TODO

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Work Items