Upstream App Developer Support

Registered by Michael Hall on 2012-04-24

Provide support and mentoring resources for upstream app developers who want to port or integrate their application with Ubuntu and Unity

Blueprint information

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

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Current support channels:
http://developer.ubuntu.com/community/
Askubuntu
Mailing list
Forums (new)

HelloUnity is a good resource for the use of the Unity API

Ideas:
Get the IRC channel more active
Create a bot to monitor the channel
patch-pilot like scheme for monitoring the channel
Add button to AskUbuntu on each page
Have a separate support page on developer.u.c/community, right now it is meant to be a "get involved" page.
Outreach campaign to get people offering help on AskUbuntu and other support channels
Feed questions from AskUbuntu onto G+ and other places to get more help
Include links to support resources in initial app developer contact emails
Ensure we cover support and resources for major languages.

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Work Items

Work items:
[dpm] File a bug against hello-unity to include links to app developer support resources (askubuntu, ML, forums...) [bug 1008419]: DONE
[mhall119] Check with the FC about the status of a new forums: DONE
[bilalakhtar] Add link to developer.u.c/community in the IRC channel's topic: TODO
[mhall119] Review the need for a separate /support page on d.u.c with dpm: DONE
[dpm] Review the need for a separate /support page on d.u.c with mhall119: TODO
[dpm] Work with marcoceppi to add the Askubuntu plugin installed in d.u.c: TODO
[mhall119] Create generic email template for initial app developer contact with dpm: DONE
[dpm] Create generic email template for initial app developer contact with mhall119: DONE
[mhall119] Talk to Jorge about an outreach campaign around AskUbuntu: TODO
[mhall119] App developer week session about where to find support: DONE
Start patch-pilot initiative for checking and cleaning up AskUbuntu app-development questions: TODO
Organize an Askubuntu Day to find and answer unanswered questions: TODO

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