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  • Scott James Remnant (Keybuk) - chair
  • Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)
  • Kenneth Wimer (kwwii)
  • Martin Pitt (pitti)
  • Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
  • Michael Vogt (mvo)
  • Mirco Müller (MacSlow)

  • Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
  • Ted Gould (tedg)

  • Pedro Villavicencio Garrido (pedro_)



  • Outstanding actions from last meeting

Outstanding actions from last meeting

Actions from this meeting

Activity reports

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)


  • Spent the week testing RC candidates and fixing bugs found
  • Add resize widget to ubiquity kde_ui, various other ubiquity fixes
  • Fixes to system-config-printer-kde
  • Adding ppds to seeds
  • Change cdimage to create DVDs from dvd seeds

Next week:

  • RC testing and release
  • 8.04 testing and release

Milestoned bugs:

  • 210443 "file overwrite error in hardy" fix in queue
  • 218393 "[kde4] /sbin not included in ubuntu user's PATH environmental" to be investigated
  • 209220 "HP DeskJet 5550 not supported in Hardy" fix in queue

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii)

  • worked on gdm some more
  • fixed screensaver bug, human-theme bug
  • updated one laptop and installed another fresh
  • worked on folder icon ideas, mimetype base, 2d panel icons
  • OOo splash and about screen variants with Sun logo finished

Martin Pitt (pitti)

(I did not send a report last Wednesday due to conference leave)

Unfixed milestoned bugs:

  • 207151 (PolicyKit ptrace protection), 209416 (fsck failure handling), 216151 (apport-cli total breakage): Fixed packages waiting in unapproved

  • 208026 (gnome-appearance-properties asks for reboot if you cancel driver install): no time yet, on my plan next week; we need to agree on defined jockey exit codes and g-a-p's interpretation; no technical difficulties


  • Bug triage, bug fixing, CD testing
  • Helped out with release management
  • Integrated Alex' po2xpi scripts into langpack-o-matic, so that from now on, automatic langpacks will have Firefox translations \o/
  • Bought train tickets for Prague
  • Continued jockey development (in my free time), growing an XML-RPC database client now
  • Attended LF collaboration summit, see separate trip report

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)

No Ubuntu work this week, busy with Launchpad.

Michael Vogt (mvo)



  • broken shift-alt-tab keybinding (#150702)
  • freeze exception requested for simple-ccsm/ccsm
  • uploaded the 0.7.4 compiz stack into hardy
  • Merged/review/upload compizconfig-settings-manager i18n fix


  • Debug/fix upgrader bug for dapper->hardy cdrom upgrades where it updates itself to edgy instead of hardy

  • debug why language-support-$foo dapper->hardy get held back and add quirks handler for this

  • ugrade testing (manual, automatic)
  • debug why the qt debconf frontend crashes on gutsy->hardy upgrades and add workaround into the upgrader (libnvidia tls/non-tls problem) (#205079)

  • Fix bad gksu prompt on hardy->$foo update

  • debug/fix upgrade problem with mail-notification (libgmime transition)
  • Work on pam/debconf/perl gutsy->hardy upgrade problem and add fix by relaxing liblocale-gettext-perl dependencies (#217435)

  • update x11-common to not fail if /usr/X11R6/bin is not empty and sent debdiff to tjaalton
  • work on acpid restart patch (#63450) - not added yet, because it hangs for me on test upgrade (gutsy->hardy)

  • debug/fix upgrade failure in the data center with bzr backport
  • fix broken _() and unfuzzy string in fi.po
  • Fix bug in ports.ubuntu.com sources.list handling
  • brought up "--force-overwrite" by default in the server team meeting and added it to dist-uprader in server mode too


  • bug triage
  • Install libpam-smbpass in nautilus-share (#208419)
  • command-not-found-data updated
  • fixes in app-install-data
  • new friendly-recovery
  • fix gnome-app-install icon scaling bug
  • fixes in apturl
  • Reviewed/merged/uploaded gnome-app-install-data change from asac for firefox
  • Mered arne language-selector changes (update-notifier notes) and add support into the makefiles to make them translatable

Milestoned bugs: 63450 acpid install fails (because of hal running)

  • - in progress, hal restart fails in my tests currently

162441 improve download cancel handling

  • - mostly cosmetic

183209 doesn't let user examine installation process any more

  • - user(s) how want to see the terminal, mostly cosmetic

211120 hardy upgrade breaks on tzdata

  • - most likely a duplicate of #217435 (that got fixed last week)

154272 Visual indication when final release comes out

  • - cosmetic

Mirco Müller (MacSlow)

Spec-related work (gdm-face-browser):

  • trying to solve an "unsupported version 0 of Verneed record"-error from svn while updating gdm from subversion (probably from failing harddisk, see below)
  • problems with enter/leave-events on actors to achieve "pulsating" on mouse-overs
  • clutter_effect_*() turned out to be not flexible enough to allow looping timelines, had to move to full-blown setup of alpha/behaviour/timeline
  • layout-algorithm not fully working yet, bounds of surrounding rectangle are sometimes exceeded
  • drop-shadow rendering a bit too heavy, need to restrict it to using only two additional images


  • needed to replace failing harddisk in my desktop-machine, had to move much data between partitions, evolution- and browser-settings still not moved yet
  • update of my laptop to linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-16 caused it to be non-bootable, took some time to solve this

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

  • did some extra GNOME updates
  • desktop bugs triage
  • lot of bugs fixing and patches backporting for hardy
  • sponsored some uploads
  • upgraded some boxes from gutsy to hardy
  • daily cds testing

Ted Gould (tedg)

  • Final GPM packages
  • Bugs, bugs and more bugs. Nothing major so far.
  • Continuing to work on Ubuntu.net whitepaper
  • Off on Friday
  • Helping with GNOME SoC, potential cool stuff for Intrepid
  • Signed up for Ubuntu Open Week slot
  • Started outlining Ubuntu Live talk


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