Packaging Guide plans for R

Registered by Daniel Holbach

We should discuss our plans for the Packaging Guide for the R cycle. The most important topic is going to be to merge the old and the new Packaging Guide.

Blueprint information

Not started
Jono Bacon
Daniel Holbach
Needs approval
Daniel Holbach
Series goal:
Accepted for raring
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-13.04

Related branches



Trello board reviewing migration of old wiki-based packaging guide:

I've gone through just about everything listed on the trello board. With the exception of a few things which have bugs already filed, most of the remaining un-merged docs I feel could be just dropped. There are 29 cards in the "unchecked" column of the trello board. "Un-merged" might be a better title. I've actually looked at them, and I don't think there is anything that would be missed. Do we really need to discuse desktop files and POD based manpages? It's usefull info, but a large part of this exercise has been to streamline the guide. I think that there needs to be an opionated decicision to just finally kill the wiki-based packaging guide. Proposal below-- andrewsomething

1) Send a last-call anouncement to ubuntu-devel requesting bug reports about any missing material. Announce steps 2 and 3 will take place after a length of time decided in this session (two-weeks, one month?).
2) Move the entire PackagingGuide wiki namespace enmass to something like PackagingGuideDeprecated
3) Redirect to
4) After a length of time decided in this session (6 months, one year?) delete PackagingGuideDeprecated


Work Items

Work items:
[andrewsomething] write announcement: DONE
[andrewsomething] wiki move: DONE
[dholbach] get Spanish translated packages uploaded, do backport, put on developer.u.c: DONE
[quintasan] get Polish translation done: TODO
[jonathan] extend "submitting new packages for inclusion" section: TODO
[dholbach] handle bug 890580: DONE
[josephjamesmills] handle bug 890580: DONE
[jonathan] handle bug 890580: DONE
[tiagohillebrandt] finish Brazilian Portuguese translations: TODO
[josephjamesmills] take out the $ (LP#996721): TODO
[barry] triage and redefine importance of them: DONE