Apturl feature to add (whitelisted) repositories

Registered by Michael Vogt on 2008-11-21

Apturl currently does not allow adding new repositories for security reasons. This limits its usefulness, there are certain repositories that show high quality and good QA. So we should add a whitelist feature to apturl so that we can add trusted repositories. The criteria/policy that such a repository must follow is discussed in the separate blueprint "partner-repositories".

The implementation will use the "channel" mechanism of gnome-app-install/app-install-data-partner and a new key is added to the apturl URL spec named "channel=value" that denotes to the channel that should be added (if not already there). Steps to implement:
1. add "channel=value" to apturl parser and GUI
2. rename "app-install-data-commercial" to app-install-data-partner
3. put the trusted repo sources.list and signing keys into app-install-data-partner

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Colin Watson
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
Michael Vogt
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Michael Vogt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for jaunty
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Michael Vogt on 2009-02-11
Completed by
Alexander Sack on 2010-06-14

Whiteboard

jun 2010 asac: technically implemented for a while now afaik.
ready for review
2009-01-20 cjwatson: approved
2009-02-11 mvo: this is availalbe in jaunty now

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Work Items

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