This garage.maemo.org project is aiming to improve the situation with extras repository.

The current goal is "a small plan":

  1. create extras-devel repository [done]
  2. Promotion Interface [done] (basic information)
  3. Builder [done] (current instructions)
  4. Web-based assistant for package upload and upload rights requests. [done] (Maemo Extras Assistant)
  5. Sophisticated promotion rules

Should you have any questions or suggestions, please use maemo-developers ML. Alternatively, you can file appropriate report to the projects tracker.

There is also a wiki page about the extras repository improvent discussions. (- Niels: I will update our current status there asap)