Organizing, structuring, and quality controlling apps for GNOME is a long-standing issue within GNOME. In 2020 the board proposed the differentiation of Official GNOME Software and GNOME Circle projects. The definition of both categories was made official one month later with the board's approval of the Software Policy. While this new structure already had a lot of positive impact in the last 1½ years, there are naturally a lot of open issues after such a huge change.
In this BoF we will try to work on:
- App review criteria
- App review processes
- See which part of those can be shared between Core and Circle
- Category definitions like 'Core App'
- Lifecycle of Core and Circle apps and related topics.
Teams that have been involved so far are the Release Team, the Circle Committee, and the Design Team.
More information: https://blogs.gnome.org/sophieh/2022/06/08/apps-attempt-of-a-status-report/