- Meeting 2011-10-28
- Chair: Allison Randal
- Present: Andrew Mitchell, Bhavani Shankar
- Apologies: Stéphane 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.
New features on MyApps portal for ARB review process launched
- 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