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== Actions from this meeting ==
 * What is in PPAs that should be in universe or main?

== Outstanding actions from last meeting ==
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== Outstanding actions from last meeting == == Actions from this meeting ==

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

Meeting Minutes


Main Meeting

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

  • Bryce Harrington (bryce)
  • Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)
  • Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • Martin Pitt (pitti)
  • Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
  • Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)
  • Tony Espy

Eastern Edition

  • Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

  • Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)


  • Chris Cheney (calc)


  • Outstanding actions from last meeting


  • Everyone should have travel booked for Sprint
  • Desktop Summit starts eow, this week, who's going?

Status Updates

  • Partner Update
  • Kubuntu Update
  • Translations Update
  • Release Bugs/Release Status
  • Review activity reports


  • What is in PPAs that should be in universe or main?

Outstanding actions from last meeting

  • ACTION: kenvandine to investigate mozjs linkage and ABI/API policy
    • DONE: no resolution yet, but mozjs is required, db uses it for managing views, etc
  • ACTION: kenvandine to work with asac regarding white listing of U1
    • DONE, need to file third part repo form
  • ACTION: All - look out for paper cuts mail each week, and fix on if possible.
  • ACTION: rickspencer3 to review how paper cut effort is working for the team in two weeks.
  • ACTION: awe to review Audio spec and to comment on volume scaling

Actions from this meeting

Partner Update

  • Ubuntu One acceptance testing

  • Ubuntu One karmic integration blueprint is approved
  • Ubuntu One client packaging for Karmic is coming along, hopefully be uploaded to REVU again today
  • DX team, FUSA changes should land end of the week, at least basic functionality.
    • Once basic functionality is there, should we get it into karmic for testing along with new GDM?

Kubuntu Update

Xorg Update

  • Merge Status:
    • Mostly waiting on upstream releases at this point.
    • 12 packages need merge/sync, out of 92 updates since Jaunty
    • 7 packages have upstream releases but not yet in Debian
    • -fglrx and -nvidia completed PPA testing. Now in Ubuntu.
    • mesa, xorg merges are done and in git; will be uploaded Tuesday-ish.
    • A new xserver RC is available. Will be merged soonish.
    • git snapshots of xserver, -ati/KMS, & -nouveau/KMS are in PPAs

  • X.org in Karmic is working well
    • 2069 total open X bugs, down 38 since last week
    • KMS on -intel is now on by default; relatively few bugs being reported
  • Blueprints: All Karmic blueprints complete

Translations Update

  • Message sharing in Rosetta is done, translations in Jaunty and Karmic are shared now.
  • Imports have started for Karmic
  • Contacted Kubuntu developers and asked them to review the current Kubuntu related translation templates in Rosetta. Based on their feedback, the Ubuntu Translation Coordinators team needs to approve new templates, disable obsolete ones and rename templates that have been moved.
  • After the first round of imports is done, and Kubuntu translations are in reasonable shape we will generate initial language-packs for Karmic (hopefully next week).

Release Bugs/Release Status

Any other business

Activity reports

Alexander Sack (asac)

  • mozilla - firefox 3.5 transition
  • mozilla
    • thunderbird security update final testing/rollout
    • armel crashes - reviewed patches and upstream commits and found the missing ones. Now tbird works. Upload coming.
  • ModemManager

    • getting mbm code merged into upstream modemmanager
    • verify mbm merge with hardware
    • debug modemmanager crash when using manual registration; suggest fix upsream
  • NetworkManager

    • investigating build failures; found broken libtool library shipped by
      • libgudev; fixed.
    • backport libgudev to jaunty for NM ppa
    • create trunk packaging branch for NetworkManager, and rebase/port/drop 0.7.1 patches

    • work on NM daily build using fta ppa-scripts (not yet finished)
  • Misc
    • fighting with identi.ca being broken - which felt like a firefox regression.
    • some code review for MIRs

Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)

  • uploaded new translations in Rosetta for Mozilla firefox/xulrunner for Hardy, Intrepid and Jaunty and fixed bugs in gl.xpi and pa-IN.xpi.
  • Flight booking for the Desktop sprint
  • defined personal goals for Karmic cycle
  • discussion with mpt about the UI interface changes in language-selector
  • working with dpm on making contact with the Kubuntu developers in order to improve the Kubuntu translations in Launchpad.
  • update langpack-o-matic to include new locales for Karmic
  • blocked unwanted translation templates in the Needs Review queue in Rosetta

Bryce Harrington (bryce)


  • 100papercuts: 2hr work. submitted a couple patches, closed several
    • non-papercuts as invalid, noted on several needing design decisions.
  • PDX get-together downtown Portland, Friday


  • Uploaded fixes for several -nv bugs
  • Fleshed out script to generate -intel upstreamed bugs report
  • Blogged about xorg-edgers and bug improvement
  • Merged latest versions of -nvidia and -fglrx.
  • Bulk mailed -nvidia, -fglrx, and -intel bug reporters to re-test;
    • closed a bunch of bugs, followed up on others.
  • Proposed renaming -nvidia to simplify future package maintenance


  • Flight arrangements for Dublin

Chris Cheney (calc)

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)

Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • python-desktopcouch-records packaged into ppa
  • planning with u1 and dx teams, still need a better view into dx iteration planning
  • empathy patch review
  • prepared gst-plugins-good patch to move farsight2 required plugins to -good
  • Desktop Summit prep

  • get the gst-plugins-good patch sponsored
  • telepathy-butterfly hug day
  • follow up with MIRs for packages needed for ubuntuone-client (after u1 makes it into universe at least)
  • Desktop Summit prep

Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

Martin Pitt (pitti)

Karmic spec drafting: all approved

Karmic feature work:

  • desktop-karmic-automagic-python-build-system:
    • completed upstream build system for all interesting file types, fixed lots of bugs
    • version 2.2 with current feature set uploaded to sid and karmic
    • completed test suite for existing features
    • converted Apport and Jockey to DistUtilsExtra.auto, both as proof of concept, and to simplify their build system ("diffstat: 144 removals, 12 additions" Smile :-) )

  • desktop-karmic-symptom-based-bug-reporting: no progress this week
  • hal deprecation: No progress this week

  • gnome-panel speedup:
    • discussed with Vincent Untz at LinuxTag; we have the same goal and approach

    • no development progress this week; this will be attacked after above three, since this does not have rever

se dependencies

Other work done:

  • Bug fixing: apport, udev, devicekit-power, hal-info, jockey, pkgbinarymangler
  • Defined my goals for 9.10 cycle
  • Discussed gnome help stripping with Julian; seems this is now a realistic target for Karmic \o/
  • Figured out how to build a single kernel module (i915) with a patch; documented at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelCustomBuild

  • Reviewed ubuntuone packages on revu
  • Spec reviews/approvals
  • Tested new gdm; uncovers major bug in g-power-manager, but works fine otherwise

Merges: mine are all done


  • hdparm, pm-utils, pycairo, xen-3.3, xscreensaver
  • Reviewed, not uploaded: compiz-fusion-plugins-main

Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)

  • Prepared for application for Ubuntu membership
  • Package updates/merges:
    • fast-user-switch-applet
    • gnome-nettool
    • xscreensaver
    • gucharmap (x2)
    • glade
    • yelp
    • libwnck
    • xsane
  • Fixed bugs:
    • Set "open" animation to Glide 2 (compiz, papercut, LP: #195737)
    • Cannot resize window taller than screen (inconsistent with metacity) (compiz, LP: #221698)
  • Compiz bug triaging

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)

  • foo2zjs: New upstream version, merged Debian's changes, added cups and cups-client dependencies for automatic update of existing print queues.
  • gutenprint: Merged Debian's changes
  • splix: Merged Debian's changes
  • pnm2ppa: Apport hook added (The TB finally set up my upload permission for it)
  • foomatic-filters, foomatic-db-engine: Packaged the new 4.0.2 release, removed the upstream fix patches, added cups and cups-client dependencies for automatic update of existing print queues.
  • Merges from Debian completed with above uploads.
  • Updated an Intrepid box to Jaunty (Printing from digikam got finally fast)
  • Tested setup of HP Color LaserJet CM3530fs MFP, no issues, but PC-controlled scanning and faxing seems not to be supported by hardware (real network device)

  • Printing bug triaging

Tony Espy (awe)


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