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== LF summit == == LF Summit ==

 * Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter): Leading the [https://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting/OpenPrinting_Summit_San_Francisco_2009 OpenPrinting Summit] Wed-Fri April 8-10
 * Martin Pitt (pitti): Leading the [http://events.linuxfoundation.org/backport Driver Backport Meeting], Fri April 10

For minutes of previous meetings, please see DesktopTeam/Meeting.


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

  • Bryce Harrington (bryce)
  • Chris Cheney (calc)
  • Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)
  • Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • Martin Pitt (pitti)
  • Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
  • Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)
  • Pedro Villavicencio (pedro)



  • Desktop Summit
  • Karmic sprint dates
  • Hug/Bug Day (pedro)
  • Meeting time
  • LF summit
  • Release Bugs/Release Status
  • Review activity reports
  • Any other business

Outstanding actions from last meeting

  • None

Actions from this meeting

Desktop Summit

Karmic Sprint Dates

  • Tentatively planned for August 3-11

Hug/Bug Day (pedro)

Meeting time

LF Summit

Activity reports

Alexander Sack (asac)


  • superurgent friday firefox security firedrill
  • fix daily prism build for mozillateam
  • investigate prism breakage in jaunty after xulrunner security update; turned out that xulrunner has suffered from python incident; solution: no-change reupload (LP: #351988 and LP: #350594)

network manager

  • fix networkmanager modemprober fixes (LP: #346835)
  • discuss work left for final networkmanager 0.7.1 with upstream
  • update libmbca (mobile-broadband-wizard) to latest bug-fix release; fix translation issues and and discuss future with upstream (LP: #290625, LP: #291226, LP: #334377)
  • investigate karmic top crash and discussed with upstream (LP: #319918)
  • discuss hal issues during upgrade with upstream; identified a fix we might need to SRU to intrepid; next: test and do SRU (LP: #349060)


  • keep on top of beta bugs for network manager and firefox
  • a bit font investigation - broken fontsizes in gtk/pango markup
  • some beta image testing on netbook

Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)

  • Rosetta import queue cleaning for Jaunty
  • Template clean up in Rosetta
  • fontconfig configuration testing
  • iso testing (Jaunty Beta)


  • contract review and arguing with HR

Bryce Harrington (bryce)


  • Sponsoring - Reviewed compiz debdiff, but deferred to mvo.
    • audacity(#349529), a2mp3(#344061), libdrm(#346556)
  • Wrote launchpadlib scripts:
    • - Identify bugs with git commit id's (which may indicate upstream
      • fixes)
      - Identify backtraces in descriptions or attachments - Update expire script to not expire assigned, wishlist, etc. bugs - On Incomplete bugs, detect if user attached requested files

Xorg Work

  • Prepared xorg-server upload with fixes for crasher bugs
    • #328035, #324465, #267241 and disabiling debug patches. Appears to have resolved a number of "random X crash" issues.
  • Analyzed a number of other xserver crash bugs. Created patches for
    • some; awaiting testing verification from reporters.
  • Bug triage, closed out obsolete bugs, bringing us <1600 total

    • Ubuntu-X bugs for first time since last May.
  • Polished up X HugDay wiki page to help prep for April 2nd hug day

  • Coordination of libdrm, mesa updates by community members
  • Catch up on xorg-devel, debian-x mailing lists
  • Work on xorg package - minor improvements to apport support and to
    • failsafe mode.
  • Reviewed all of Fedora's X patches. Found a couple worth including
    • (one fixes the dual-card startup failure issue)


  • Wed Mar 25th - day off (swap)

Chris Cheney (calc)

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)


  • beta testing and release
  • KDE 4.2.2 packaging
  • book travel to UDS
  • review and upload patches to libmsn, qt, kdebase-workspace (notifications)


  • 4.2.2 testing and upload
  • lots more bug fixing

Ken VanDine (kenvandine)


* Reversed notify-sharp patches from last month, the library shouldn't decide if actions are needed. * Reworked system-config-printers patch to check for supported capabilities * Beta install testing * Fixed the ekiga launchpad integration patches * Bug fix in kerneloops patch * Fixed up the python indicator example

Working on

* Auditing notifications used by system-config-printer * Assisting the DX team with bugs and packaging needs in preparation for the RC freeze * Use case testing

Martin Pitt (pitti)

Assigned blueprints: all implemented

Currently open stable/milestoned bugs:

  • 264336 (pgsql fails to start due to shared buffer setting greater than kernel allows): hard to reproduce, started discussion upstream

  • 344688 (New PostgreSQL bug fix microreleases: 8.3.7, 8.1.17): in -proposed

  • 346078 (do not announce ath_pci in jockey on systems where ath5k is running): planned for this week

Non-chores stuff done:

  • Lots of bug fixing, concentrating on milestoned/jaunty bugs and apport
  • Intro call with Robert Ancell
  • Packaged new gnome-pilot to PPA, needs testing (348940)

  • Some travel prep for LF summit


  • ekiga, fast-user-switch-applet, gnome-themes-ubuntu, graphviz, gthumb, kerneloops, laptop-mode-tools, metacity, nano, nautilus-share, nvidia-common, opal, pidgin, ptlib, totem, transmission
  • Reviewed, but not uploaded: bluez-gnome, bluez

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

* spent the week in the London office with robert_ancell who just started, showed him how we are working, discussed work split, etc

* jaunty beta iso testing

* looked again at what we could win on the CD, splited the gnomeprint and gtksourceview binaries in gnome-python-desktop so libgnomeprint, libgnomeprintui and libgtksourceview could be moved out of the CD, the space win is small, that could break depends for third party packages and those libs are still build depends and need to stay in main so the win is not really worth the trouble, we will do that following the debian changes next cycle rather

* updated notify-osd and pygtksourceview to jaunty

* lot of bug triage after beta, fixed some desktop issues in jaunty

* sponsoring: gnome-applets pidgin gnome-media gnome-games seahorse gnome-games pidgin-libnotify libunique

* investigated xorg crashing in the intel driver code after user switching on my d630, not luck with valgrind but got stacktrace for the exa crash and a different uxa one

Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)

  • Finished adding apport hooks to the printing-related packages which did not get treated before the beta (bug #338442).
  • Fixed PPD file update script in all packages providing PPD files. It showed (harmless) error messages if their were PPDs without CUPS queue in /etc/cups/ppd (bug #345866)
  • Fixed command line option handling and custom option support in foomatic-filters, I hope this is the last fix for Jaunty and upstream Foomatic 4.0.1 (bug #338999)
  • Prepared SRU for foo2zjs (did not handle custom paper sizes in PDF printing workflow, bug #351630)
  • Fixed names for Ricoh and OEM printers in Gutenprint (upstream and Jaunty) so that there are no duplicate listings of the printers models in the printer setup tools.
  • Uploaded several fixes in system-config-printer and hal-cups-utils after the beta freeze: Adaptation to HPLIP 3.9.2, assure that driver choice of new printer wizard and Plug'n'Print is the same.
  • Re-uploaded HPLIP unchanged to overcome Python bug on build server.


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