I published my first application for Ubuntu recently, a commercial encryption application costing $2.99. It's somewhat simple, and consists of one .exe file (written in C# mono) and one text file.

When I published it the first time, the whole review process took about 4-5 days. However, I discovered a bug and submitted an update to fix it, also changing the title, description, version number and a few other details, it has now been 13 days and I have received no feedback.

Is this normal? How long should I expect to wait?



This is not normal, per se. Application updates are not given as high of a priority as new submissions and due to the higher volumes we are a bit behind in the QA process.

  • Thanks for the reply. They probably should, especially given the ridiculous volume of magazines lately. – Razick Jul 19 '12 at 11:51
  • It is expected that bugs are worked out BEFORE submission. Updates take just as much time as a new package and the same amount of resources, too. – zoopster Aug 16 '12 at 18:28
  • In that case you guys will be in big, big trouble if ubuntu ever goes mainstream. – trampster Sep 16 '12 at 11:59
  • @trampster that will be a great problem to have (and we're planning for it, too). – zoopster Oct 12 '12 at 13:01

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