For the automatic update to work your application needs to be:
- Available in Maemo Extras
- Available in the maemo.org downloads section where the 'Project ID' equals the name of your debian package.
One enhancement I would like to add is automatically update the 'Changes in latest version' field for the entry in downloads. I would like comments from the community on how developers should supply this information.
One option would be to fetch it from the changelog. Problems here are that there aren't many packages using a changelog at the moment and we would need to filter out the real changes from the packaging revision updates.
Another option would be to let the developer enter this data while promoting the package to extras. We could add this step to the promotion interface.
Comments are appreciated.