How Software Manager works

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How Software Manager works

Post by FinixFighter » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:25 pm

Hi folks! These months I'm trying to make some small program in Java and while I was working I thought: how apps are made available in the software manager? I mean: if I make a program (for example) and I have the jar file, which steps I have to follow in order to make my app available in the software manager? Do I need to convert the jar file in a particular format? And then? Do I need to contact someone? I'm very curious about this, please enlight me! :mrgreen:

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Re: How Software Manager works

Post by gm10 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:31 pm

To get it added to the Debian repositories (Ubuntu picks from those):
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/dist ... e-deb.html

For Ubuntu you can also create a PPA which your users will need to add before it appears in their software manager:
https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PP ... rcePackage

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Re: How Software Manager works

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:31 am

Make a ppa and if enough people actually want to use it it should end up in the ubuntu repos. Software manager is just a front end for apt, as synaptic is. DOn't expect the repo maintainers to jump up and down over any new program.

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Re: How Software Manager works

Post by FinixFighter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:06 pm

Thank you everyone for your answers! :)

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