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


  • Outstanding actions from last meeting
  • (kwwii) Status of splitting of gnome-themes package
  • Sponsoring Overview update

  • Release Status
  • Review activity reports
  • Any other business

Status of splitting of gnome-themes package

kwwii asked about the status of splitting the gnome-themes packages, however since we are now in final release freeze, this kind of change is simply too invasive and will be deferred to jaunty.

Activity reports

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)

  • generally lots of bug fixing before release
  • continual poking and discussion about why language packs are still totally incomplete
  • commit our plasma improved logout patch upstream
  • fix samba support in kio-smb
  • add back KDE 3's mediamanager needed for easy music player support in Amarok
  • Various fixes to install-package and language-selector
  • Checking and uploading patches to Adept
  • Fixing casper for kubuntu documentation
  • half day archive admin
  • fix taskjuggler compile
  • Various discussions on the bluetooth problem, no resolution


  • RC
  • keep poking people until complete language packs appear

no milestoned bugs

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii)

  • gconf settings for panel bg fix (finding which keys to set, etc)...now finished and in intrepid human-theme package. going to learn more about how to put these gconf changes directly into a theme
  • rounded ff gtk discussion: we changed gtkrc's, talked about patch with asac...now we found out that the patch will not go in until 3.01, reverted everything in gtkrc
  • wallpapers, themes, etc. all in intrepid now
  • renamed NewHuman to DarkRoom, edited theme to have more contrast in the tabs, darker more saturated colors #275271

  • little green man...figuring out what to do about this
  • made branding svg for kubuntu

Martin Pitt (pitti)

Assigned Intrepid specs: all implemented

Currently open intrepid targeted bugs: all killed ATM

Other non-chores work done:

  • Lots of RC and other bug fixing
  • gphoto digicam handling is finally fixed for good now


  • cut quite a dent into the queue and processed everything which I can reasonably judge and shouldn't be postponed
  • abiword, curl, gdm, g-p-m, gnome-terminal, gzip, libexif (intrepid/hardy), nis, nvidia-graphics-drivers-17{3,7}, nvidia-settings, pm-utils, tracker, ubuntu-docs, ubuntu-wallpapers, ubuntu-artwork, human-theme

Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)

(This is for the past two weeks, since I wasn't at last week's meeting.)

Michael Vogt (mvo)

Milestoned Bugs (with intrepid task):

  • #278112 - Screensaver does not start with compiz
  • #19021 - should run dpkg --configure -a automatically

Milestoned bugs (targets of opportunity for me):

  • #267749 - libflashsupport removal in u-m
  • #276606 - maintainer script failure in rkhunter (universe)
  • #277301 - maintainer script failure in djvulibre (universe)
  • #283155 - bug in pythons urllib, not easy to trigger, might need a workaround


  • Add quirks handler for kdelibs4-dev to kdelibs5-dev (#279621)
  • work on debian-cd to make small adjustments for the "we have no uncompressed packages files anymore" case
  • fix hang in partial upgrades mode (on cleanup)
  • add code to the xorg_fix_intrepid script to remove input devices after the xserver 1.5 upgrade (hal is used now) and add apport suppotr
  • fix race between apt.cron.daily and the release upgrader
  • merge the aptcdrom update-manager branch that can deal with missing uncompressed Packages files on the CD
  • revert fglrx->ati transition now that we have fglrx

  • fix crash with gconf and kde tempfile handling
  • fix crash when etckeeper was used in large installations (sigpipe issue)
  • Upgrade testing


  • 0.7.8 upload into intrepid
  • work on the compiz crash #145360, no progress, upstream
  • Debug/fix gnome-control-center appearance issue (#275744) with update compiz/plugins-main/plugins-extra
  • Fix broken scalefilter compiz module (plugins-extra)
  • debug/discuss focus handling problem with upstream and merge fix into wall plugin


  • write fusa-migration script and fusa-migration note and add it to the gnome-panel package
  • the gstreamer sync from last week expect a different name for the codec search app (gstreamer-codec-search), update the code
  • Update gnome-app-install to have alternative
  • Gnome-app-install bug triage, fix crashes/bugs
  • Debug/fix quoting problem in update-notifier apt-cdrom-check


  • Hack on debconf to remove the "cancel" and "close" buttons in the gtk frontend and sent the patch upstream
  • sponsoring (gnome-control-center, smart, unattended-upgrades, ...)
  • test new fglrx driver
  • try to get updated translations from rosetta for update-manager, but all I get is 404

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

  • lot of desktop bug work for intrepid
  • some desktop updates
  • sponsoring, cairo, gnome-control-center, f-spot, file-roller, libxml++


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