Ubuntu Packaging Guide landed in Ubuntu 12.10 (available via Ubuntu Software Center)
Ubuntu Packaging Guide is an official book, explaining the howtos related to Ubuntu development, primarily aimed at user searching an explanatory document, needed to familiarize themselves with recommended methods of dealing with packages development.
Ubuntu Packaging Guide presents developer-specific knowledge via a double-sided approach, starting the "road" with a clear introduction to Ubuntu (as an operating system), Ubuntu bugs, patches, etc, and continuing with advanced topics, such as working with sources, maneuvering packages, uploading packages, merging processes, etc, basically a simplistic yet effective step-by-step bundle of informations.
Digesting the book is "backed" by numerous clearly exposed examples, thus properly combining "brute" informations with "real live" examples, an overall 57 pages (as on the PDF version) filled with Ubuntu development, informations "provided" by active developers.
A definitely solid point of Ubuntu Packaging Guide is its creation "nature", meaning, the handy book is constantly updated, assuring the user/developer of the read info's up-to-date state, where the latest tricks, tendencies, recommendations, should-bes, shouldn't-bes, etc, are a "vital" component.
Ubuntu Packaging Guide 0.2.2 has just landed in Ubuntu 12.10's official repos, consequently, installing the guide is to be performed via Ubuntu Software Center (removing the need to add its PPA, method used under Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10, etc).
To install all the available flavors, type in a terminal
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-packaging-guide ubuntu-packaging-guide-epub ubuntu-packaging-guide-pdf
The Packaging Guide come in three flavors, PDF, EPUB and HTML.
In order to open the Packaging Guide, navigate to
/usr/share/doc/ubuntu-packaging-guide-epub (EPUB version),
/usr/share/doc/ubuntu-packaging-guide-html (HTML version) and
/usr/share/doc/ubuntu-packaging-guide-pdf (PDF version)
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