Review of the ARB process using MyApps

Registered by Daniel Holbach on 2012-04-30

With lots of work put into https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/ it should be interesting to review MyApps from the ARB perspective and see if there are small tweaks which would speed up the review of free apps.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Jono Bacon
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Daniel Holbach
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10

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* On a separate topic, the https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-app-review-contributors team has been mapped to the teams that can review apps on myapps:
  * Do they need the same level of permissions as ARB members? It's fine to have the same permissions, the actual publishing can only be done by ARB members anyway

 * PPA upload user interface:
  * Anthony: it'd be nice to have a generic interface that would enable to specify diferent sources of submission apart from PPAs (e.g. github, PPA). Having a URL vs. a "PPA dropdown" would have the benefit of being able to specify a PPA even if the submitter is not its owner
  * ARB: either would be fine

 * Particular bugs to discuss:
  * Feature request: log all actions in feedback (https://bugs.launchpad.net/developer-portal/+bug/992251)

 * problems:
  * hard to find out which apps need attention
  * make it easier to see if last comment is from ARB / arb-helper member or not
 * ubuntu-app-review-contributors don't seem to need different ACLs in MyApps right now (publishing is done separately)

 * priority list:
  * 987996 Automatically change application to review pending when a dev adds a comment
  * 927553 ARB team is never notified about app developer's comments on the 'Feedback' page

 * Solutions:
  * with fixes last cycle, no longer need special metadata in debian/rules and debian/control

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Work Items

Work items for quantal-alpha-1:
[dholbach] update description of bug 920428: DONE

Work items:
[ajmitch] File bug about package description in Software Centre not having line breaks: TODO
[allison] update documentation, no longer require meta-data: DONE
[elachuni] update https://bugs.launchpad.net/developer-portal/+bugs?field.tag=arb with information and bug importances: DONE