Third Party Apt

Registered by Jerome Haltom on 2006-04-02

Installing a third party Apt repository is too hard. ThirdPartyApt defines a file format that ISVs can publish on their web sites and distribute to users to download their software, optionally enabling automatic updates.

This spec makes it easy for users to install third party software and have it update automatically. By doing this in a consistent and standard way, we both discourage the use of difficult custom install methods and encourage better security than is currently practiced.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Jerome Haltom
Priority:
High
Drafter:
Scott Ritchie
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Needs Infrastructure
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Scott Ritchie on 2007-11-19
Completed by
Scott Ritchie on 2010-11-12

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Spec now in need of proper review.

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