I'm a total newb to packaging, but I managed to get a PPA set up and working. But when I look for my software in Ubuntu Software Center, it will only show up after clicking "Show _ technical items". My software is not a technical item. How do I convey this information to the Software Center so it can appropriately categorize it?
I ship a .desktop file and it shows up in the menu perfectly. Software Center even lists the path to the menu entry after I install it ("Find it in the menu: ...").
EDIT: I spent some time on various Ubuntu IRC channels, and from conversations with a couple different people, the consensus seems to be that there is no way to fix this issue (and a couple others, such as showing an icon) for PPA packages. The way things are now, packages have to be in the main repos to fully integrate with Ubuntu Software Center.