This document indexes the various specifications for how software should be presented to people using Ubuntu.
SoftwareMetadata (deriving icons, titles, etc of packages for presentation by Ubuntu Software Center and Software Updater)
Archive index for package metadata
Increase use of apt: links by Ubuntu enthusiasts, software projects, and ISVs, replacing terminal commands or standalone downloads. This will likely involve:
- Prominent and highly understandable information on ubuntu.com about how to get your software (whether Free or non-Free) packaged for Ubuntu.
An apt: evangelism campaign for projects that already have their software packaged in the Ubuntu repositories.
Fine-tune the interface presented when software updates are available. This may involve:
Presentation of the new better descriptions of security updates.
- When updates are presented automatically, collapsing the list of updates by default, concentrating instead on the existence of updates and the choice to install them now or later.
Establish a system within Launchpad for registered users to suggest a better description, category, keywords, and/or screenshot for a software package, and for the package maintainer to incorporate those changes into a new version of the package, so that end users can find the software more easily later.