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I have a commercial app, and according to the FAQ on http://developer.ubuntu.com, there is a way for me to publish add-ons as seen with many open source applications such as Thunderbird mail.

I am wondering how that is done. If anyone could point me in the right direction I'd appreciate it.

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@izx I don't have a paid subscription, commercial apps can be published for free. I have been bothering the member of the app review board who helps me far too much. I'm trying to give him a break. –  Razick Sep 27 '12 at 12:26
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I see, sorry about that. Comment deleted. –  izx Sep 27 '12 at 12:27
    
@izx No problem at all. I appreciate the comment. –  Razick Sep 27 '12 at 12:27

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The "best" way would be for the original app to look for "add-on" data in a predetermined spot.

Then when you make an addon 'myapp-contentpack-a' it should have a dependency on 'myapp'.

Finally, when you start myapp it should just work.

Example: FlashcardEngine installs to /opt/com.aking1012/flashcardsEngine with a subdirectory ./data/decks. A content pack would add decks in the ./data/decks directory.

A more complex example is if you wanted to add a feature. I'ld put that in the base package, but not have it "activate" unless another package is present.

Not the official answer, but it IS how I would do it

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That would work, but how do developers get those add-on lists with the simple check box installation shown on the app page? –  Razick Sep 27 '12 at 12:27
    
Good question. I don't know that there's an "official" way. I'ld either a)put my app add-on name (reasonably unique) in the keywords inside the desktop file or b)put a "check for add-ons" button in the app itself so I could open an apt-url from inside the app itself...bypassing what i didn't know how to do and fixing the problem anyway... –  hbdgaf Sep 27 '12 at 12:30

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