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New Post-Release Repository For New Applications Starting With Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

When a developer creates a new application, he must start writing it very early in the Ubuntu development stages to be able to get his application in the official Ubuntu repositories (Universe) or else the only way he can provide that application to the current Ubuntu release is through a PPA – which is not easy discoverable by the users.

But Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat wants to change the game: according to the whiteboard of the “Implementation of delivering apps post-release” blueprint, a new Ubuntu repository “extras.ubuntu.com” will be created and new applications will be uploaded to this repository even for the already released Ubuntu versions. The new applications will have to be approved by the Application Review Board.

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