October

  • Meeting 2011-10-28
    • Chair: Allison Randal
    • Present: Andrew Mitchell, Bhavani Shankar
    • Apologies: St├ęphane Graber, Sean Fagan, Jonathan Carter, Luke Faraone
  • Action review
    • DONE: Notified all existing submissions about updating for Oneiric.
    • DONE: AppReviewBoard/Review has been updated with intermediate process for MyApps/Launchpad hybrid.
    • DONE: Recruited 3 new members, with new process approved by Tech Board (including public call for nominations, and poll to Ubuntu Developers).
    • Confirmed that Precise archive wasn't created. Unconfirmed whether standard process has been updated, stgraber was checking.
  • Review of proposals
    • AskUbuntu Lens is close, blocked on pygobject bug #855402, fix currently in -proposed.

    • HarmonySEQ is close, but has a permissions problem with /dev/snd/seq.
    • grub-customizer modifies low-level system configs. May be better submitted to Debian.
      • [ACTION] Review with cjwatson, as grub expert (and Debian developer)
    • RStudio is larger than our usual app, but clean code. Brian Thomason (iamfuzz) has volunteered to package. Looks like a good candidate for migrating into the distro after a trial cycle in extras.
    • Note of common problems in new influx of proposals:
      • Source tarballs that can't be built.
      • Binary packages instead of source packages.
      • Java submissions a tarball of .jar files.
      • License incompatibilities, especially in bundled dependencies.
    • [ACTION] Review documentation on developer.ubuntu.com to and check for consistency with ARB process/policy.
    • [ACTION] Add a simple page explaining FLOSS licensing.
  • Tools
    • New features on MyApps portal for ARB review process launched

      • [ACTION] Get accounts set up for all ARB members
      • [ACTION] Test new MyApps features

      • [ACTION] Refine review workflow (and documentation of workflow) for new MyApps features

    • Need better visibility into the status of submissions
      • [ACTION] ajmitch will share script he's been using on the bug queue with other members
      • [ACTION] Work with MyApps developers, who are adding review metrics features.

  • Concern that we're falling behind in the review queue. UDS session next week will include workload planning.
    • [ACTION] Explore a "patch pilot" program, where ARB members take scheduled slots.
  • Next chair: Andrew Mitchell

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