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  • Rick Spencer (rickspencer3) - chair
  • Alexander Sack (asac)
  • Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)

  • Bryce Harrington (bryce)
  • Chris Cheney (calc)
  • Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)
  • Martin Pitt (pitti)
  • Sebastien Bacher (seb128)



  • Outstanding actions from last meeting

  • Dx Integration
  • Meeting Time
  • Review activity reports

Outstanding actions from last meeting

Actions from this meeting

  • rickspencer3: Post Dx components table to wiki.ubuntu.com
  • Riddell: Address inaccuracies in the Dx Component table (kwin has nothing to do with brightness)
  • davidbarth: Specify back up plan for unpatched applications that use actions/timeouts
  • rickspencer3, davidbarth, Riddell: specify support for Kubuntu and/or KDE apps running in GNOME expected for Jaunty
  • rickspencer3: replace Konversation with Quassel on tracked components table
  • davidbarth: supply dates for when key apps (NM) will be patched to work with new notification daemon
  • ACTION: asac to initiate major change process for libnotify and get patch on track for upstream inclusion
  • All: all specs should be drafted by end of this week
  • ACTION: everyone to add some pet-bugs by next meeting

Dx integration

Review components and timelines. A lengthy discussion ensued.

  • Kubuntu/KDE app plans were not sufficiently fleshed out to assess status. This should be resolved by the next meeting.
  • Messaging indicator work will include the indicator itself, as well as well as patched evolution and pidgin. Other apps will have to be patched by upstream/community. The Dx team will provide documentation and examples to facilitate this, though this will be available later in the cycle.
  • How to handle notifications that include an action and/or a timeout was not determined. This needs to be clarified asap.

Meeting time

Did not have time to discuss


Activity reports

Alexander Sack (asac)


  • various fruitful mozilla discussions with upstream and community on
    • how we can "better work together"; the idea of making ubuntu builds more 1st-tier for mozilla was discussed and various other things
  • network-manager sessions
  • conduced two mozilla workshops
  • met chromium developers
  • visited mozilla office and had a lengthy discussions with mconnor

mozilla security/maintenance

  • release 1.8.0 backport patchset and tarballs for ffox release
  • firefox, thunderbird security updates for all supported ubuntu
    • releases
    • re-audited all not-yet-committed 1.8.0 branch backport patches and
      • matched them with all upstream MFSAs; two patches require a closer look.
  • stay on top of 1.9 commits now that 1.8 is EOL
    • triaged all 1.9 security patches landed since last release and
      • backported two also needed on our branches.
  • train a debian security team member on how to prepare icedove
    • security updates - hopefully this will pay off soon.

mozilla upstream

  • submitted RFC patch for mozilla bug 462745 [mozTXTToHTMLConv]
    • trailing '-' character not included in linkified URL
  • fixed and submitted patch for mozilla bug 471359 - trunk build
    • broken with "libxul.so: hidden symbol
  • evaluated and spotted an issue with how we construct upstream
    • extension blocklist URL (see mozilla bug 469760)
  • worked and discussed with Michael Ventnor at UDS on libnotify patch
    • for mozilla; next: getting upstream review and committing; then backporting to branches and packages.


  • verified and drove all NM related SRUs into -updates
  • prepared 0.7 final packages, and uploaded them to ~network-manager
    • team PPA; asked for testing of outstanding bugs. Feedback is positive. However, intrepid SRU seems unlikely due to ABI breakage
  • network-manager hardy (0.6) SRU for LP: #203016 - "Memory Leak in
  • bug triage

Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)


  • Vacation (Dec 17 - Dec 22)
  • CJK-Unifonts: checking in 200 new glyphs for the UKai font
  • Managing the Rosetta import queue for Jaunty and approving lots of


  • Flight booking for Distro Sprint (Feb 2 - Feb 6)
  • Year end vacation (Dec 25 - Jan 2)
  • cleaning up my bug mail folder
  • installing clean Hardy Ubuntu and Kubuntu VMs in order to test

language packs for the upcoming 8.04.2 release

Bryce Harrington (bryce)

* Short week due to holidays * Triaging of responses to -intel re-test email sent pre-holiday * Triaging/upstreaming of xkeyboard-config bugs * Debugged -ati EXA patch posted before vacation * Debugged alsa-driver issue on Intel audio; proposed a patch * Debugged irritating mouse cursor flicker in firefox (#312353) * Reviewed status of -ati/-radeonhd development work, particularly

  • around ATI r6xx chipsets

* Reorganized test hardware, migrated to new desktop system * Catching up on email from over holidays

Chris Cheney (calc)

  • FOSSCamp/UDS - Dec 4 - Dec 12
  • Off work - Dec 22 - Jan 2
  • uploaded openoffice.org 3.0.0-6ubuntu1 to jaunty
  • uploaded openoffice.org-l10n 3.0.0-6ubuntu1 to jaunty
  • uploaded openoffice.org 3.0.0-6ubuntu0intrepid1 to ppa
  • uploaded openoffice.org-l10n 3.0.0-6ubuntu0intrepid1 to ppa
  • uploaded openoffice.org 3.0.0-6ubuntu0hardy1 to ppa
  • uploaded openoffice.org-l10n 3.0.0-6ubuntu0hardy1 to ppa
  • wrote MIRs for new packages needed by OOo
  • converted many java packages for default-java needed for MIRs for new OOo
  • wrote jaunty OOo blueprint
  • OOo release status meetings
  • contacted Sun about potential for splitting language support into separate module
  • performance review meeting
  • lots of bug triage

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)

  • Up to 19th December, Holiday, FOSSCamp and UDS
  • 22 - 24th December, catchup with e-mail, updating automoc
  • 5th January, jury service, catchup with e-mail, final KDE merges

Martin Pitt (pitti)

Drafted blueprints:

  • integration-best-practice: Review; signed off by Matt, Scott, Colin, David; waiting for feedback from Steve and Elliot
  • apport-retracer-maintenance: Approved
  • jaunty-gnome-help-langpacks: no conclusion reached at UDS, asked Celso and Adam about a possible alternate approach

Assigned blueprints:

  • gpm-and-device-kit-power: devicekit and devicekit-power are in jaunty universe, my part is done; I'm waiting for Scott to upload udev 130, after that I can update the packages to the latest upstream version
  • apport-retracer-maintenance: not started yet

Currently open stable/milestoned bugs: all done

Merges: all done

Non-chores work done:

  • Attended Desktop Experience sprint, FOSSCamp, UDS
  • Reviewed specs from desktop team; many are still in "draft" state, please get them ready ASAP
  • Got apport working on Jaunty again, and fixed some regressions; found a Python regression along the way (bug filed), worked around it
  • [holiday pet project] packaged calibre, a comprehensive e-book conversion and library management app; in NEW queue now


  • > 10 packages during UDS, didn't keep track of it

  • cairo, gcalctool, gksu, landscape-client, xpdf, poppler

Plan for the next two weeks:

  • Set up apport retracers for Jaunty, and enable apport by default again
  • Implement apport-retracer-maintenance
  • Work on pet bug #123025: "stop shipping static gconf translations, use gettext at runtime", since this requires lots of package rebuilds and thus should come first

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

Weekly report

* GNOME 2.25.3 updates started before UDS

* catching up on mails, bug mails, etc after holidays

* UDS: lot of discussion with random people and some interesting sessions

Next weeks:

GNOME 2.25.4 is due this week, lot of updates, that and the bug triage and holidays catching up will probably keep me busy for the 2 next weeks

Rick Spencer (rickspencer3)


  • Attended Dx spring and Fosscamp
  • Attended desktop sessions
  • Discussed blueprints
  • One on one's with teammates, etc...


  • Created Desktop team roadmap draft
  • Identified dependencies and created tracking tables for Canonical team integration


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