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The following must be completed for initial publication as well as every new version of a service
The source code of the service wrapper and its upstream application must be public (source available)
Send an email to email@example.com containing a link to your polished service wrapper repository
Start9 creates a snapshot of the repository
Start9 reviews the codebase, inspecting for completeness and signs of foul play
Start9 builds the service on our Debian build box (
make<package-id>.s9pk). Start9 will not spend time fighting build errors or debugging. If your script does not produce a production build on first try, we will reply with the relevant error so you can fix it.
Start9 installs and tests the service on a StartOS machine. Start9 will NOT test or judge the service itself, only that it runs smoothly and safely on StartOS, including:
Marketplace listing: the service must include all required metadata fields and valid links
Install/Uninstall: the service must install and uninstall smoothly
Instructions: if the service offers Instructions, they must display without error
Properties: if the service offers Properties, they must display without error
Config: if the service offers Config, it must function without error
Dependencies: if the service depends on another service(s), it must properly utilize the StartOS dependency management system
Actions: if the service offers Actions, they must run without error
Health Checks: if the service offers Health Checks, they must display and run without error
Interfaces: the service must offer at least one interface, otherwise there is no way to use it
Logs: the logs page must display without error
Compatibility: the service must run smoothly alongside the entire set of services on the Start9 Registry on a low resource device: think Raspberry PI (8GB) or an equivalent x86_64 machine
Backup/Restore: the service must successfully backup and restore
Upon satisfying all the above criteria, Start9 will publish the s9pk to the Community Beta Registry and send you an email to confirm acceptance. Except in emergency situations, we highly recommend that you leave your service on Beta for a couple of days, such that it can be tested by your own testers plus anyone else who enjoys testing new releases. This will maximize the probability that any bugs will be caught before shipping to production.
When you are ready to publish to production, reply to the email, instructing Start9 to publish it. A simple “ship it” will do fine.