Releasing your code: it's more than just sticking it on a website
Posted by a.hay
on 2 May 2014 - 1:20pm
You've created your software, it works and the response so far has been great. But now you want to make it available to a larger audience. How do you go about it?
You'll need to know how to package what you're trying to distribute. There is no point sharing your work if it is inaccessible to a new user, after all. Mike Jackson's blog post shows how to do this by making the package accessible and never forgetting that your users might not be as expert as you. You might also want to work with a technical writer to help create the best documentation.
Finally, you will want to check that your software is ready for release. Our guide provides you with a checklist, from ensuring you give version information to library names and the terms of your copyright.
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