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Meeting Minutes


Main 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)
  • Tony Espy (awe)

Eastern Edition

  • Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

  • Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)



  • Outstanding actions from last meeting


Status Updates

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


  • X Stack Updates
  • remaining work, known major bugs

Any other business

Actions from this meeting

Outstanding actions from last meeting

Partner Update


  • Online services team is sprinting this week, and I haven't gotten an update from them yet
  • couchdb
    • Latest snapshot needed for desktopcouch syncing uploaded
  • bindwood
    • uploaded version with oauth enabled
  • desktopcouch
    • version which should be able to sync with other desktopcouch instances uploaded. It should also sync with U1 when the production couchdb server in the cloud is ready.
  • ubuntuone-client
    • Updated to include a preferences launcher


  • Weekly releases

    • user list is now in the session applet
    • menu ordering bug still needs to be fixed
  • New gdm artwork is uploaded

Kubuntu Update

  • In decent shape for Beta
  • Some further upgrade and i18n testing needed

X Stack Updates

Remaining Work/Known Major Bugs

Activity reports

Alexander Sack (asac)

  • lots of bugmail processing to spot important pre-beta bugs
  • helped bindwood to get into karmic beta
  • merged and discussed apparmor fixes submitted by jdstrand for firefox; uploaded most critical one into karmic beta
  • discuss thunderbird 3 status with upstream; filed memory consumption bug upstream
  • lots of upstream prototyping on applet changes, push hard to find a consent upstream; prepare patches
  • upload network-manager applet menu changes for karmic; flash out initial bugs and remove "hearts" Wink ;)

  • work on gnome-bluetooth; submit patches upstream that make this work oob for me even if device is powered down
  • work with doko on making xulrunner 1.9.1 build on all archs; added fixes and hooks to successfully build on powerpc and sparc; also we tracked down iwlib.h header issue and fixed this
  • more upstream discussion on applet changes
  • swap day on friday for work on applet UI
  • reviewed and sponsored openconnect VPN plugin for network-manager; get motu-release FFe
  • sponsored #tuxguitar

Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)

  • langpack-o-matic:
    • build new language packs for Karmic, Jaunty and Hardy
  • language-selector:
    • continue to write a script to do the language-support completeness check independently from gnome-language-selector. This can be called by other applications to figure out which packages are still missing on the system for a given language code.
  • Rosetta import queue cleaning
  • Misc
    • flight booking for UDS
    • chat with HR
    • finalized the dates of the remaining language-pack updates until release with release team.

Bryce Harrington (bryce)

Chris Cheney (calc)

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)


  • Upgrade testing, had to write a script to fix various upgrade quirks and work out when the best time to run that is
  • pre-beta CD and DVD testing
  • Fix konversation with message indicator
  • Update kdepim with new patches from Aurelien
  • work around kdebluetooth wanting to get in users way
  • Upstart-ify KDM
  • Fix KOffice for khelpcentre4
  • Add language packs to CDs and jiggle them around
  • Remove stuff from the DVD to make them not oversized
  • Package new taglib and taglib-extras


  • beta release

Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • Prepared weekly releases for most of the DX packages
  • debug video calls in empathy
  • fixed notifications in gwibber
  • worked on making gwibber a bit more robust, dbus race conditions
  • couchdb, new snapshot and more work on making the couchdb/couchdb-bin split better
  • desktopcouch update

  • Prepare DX package uploads
  • bug fixing in the libindicate patch to empathy
  • fix handling of the icon in empathy when the indicator applet is displayed
  • fix green dot handling in empathy for login notifications as well as time setting
  • debug video calls in empathy
  • perhaps fix the broken indicator support in gajim

Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

Martin Pitt (pitti)

Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)

  • Package update/merges: metacity, gnome-themes, libgnome, deskbar-applet, seahorse-plugins
  • Move GDM shutdown buttons to menu in bottom right corner
  • Work on moving GDM user manager patches upstream

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

  • GNOME updates: libgnomekbd glib gconf gnome-screensaver
  • reviewed lot of desktop bugs, triaged those and nominated some for karmic
  • rebased gtk+, vino, libgweather on recent debian changes
  • updated xdg-user-dirs download directory to fix a hundredpapercut bug, the change is upstream too now
  • updated the places menu bookmark limit before submenu to 8
  • worked on the new gdm to fix several milestoned bugs: strings not being translatable, autologin relogin users, gdm crashing when the log directory is not there, the debconf questions not working in karmic and gdm setup not being translatable
  • updated gnome-session to not run compiz with the gconf option
  • changed gnome-menus to not list software-store in the system administration category
  • updated libgnome default icon theme and cleaned an ubuntu specific touchpad change no required in karmic
  • updated notify-osd in karmic
  • backported gstreamer upstream changes to fix easy codec installation
  • changed bluez audiosink ranking to not hijack the easy codec installation
  • updated launchpad-integration to use the correct launchpad urls and not redirections
  • backported a papyon git change to fix a crasher
  • updated xdg-user-dirs to the newer version which use the updated download dir and has updated translations
  • did some tweaking to the indicator launchers changes in evolution-indicator empathy and pidgin before sponsoring those
  • updated gnome-menus for the software-store rename
  • updated piding to recommends pidgin-libnotify and rebuilt it once promoted to get translations correctly set
  • looked to an indicator-session crasher with ted
  • looked to the notify-osd crasher for mirco, got several valgrind logs and tried updates
  • looked to some translation issues
  • backported gtk+ changes to fix f-spot csw issues and a crash in the background capplet
  • backported an indicator-session fix for the crash at session start issue
  • updated gdm to set a custom theme to the login screen
  • sponsoring: evolution gtk+ evolution-indicator empathy pidgin gdm indicator-session nautilus pessulus gdm gdm gnome-session indicator-messages libdbusmenu indicator-session

Tony Espy (awe)

  • Attended Wireless Mini-Summit in Portland, OR.
  • Camped out with the Kernel Team during the Kernel Sprint.
  • Worked on backporting mac80211 background scanning improvements from the
    • wireless-testing tree. Had to do a bit of fixup to get them to apply and build on top of the latest karmic. No testing done yet.
  • Attended Plumber's Conference, also in Portland.
  • Reviewed new network-manager applet with upstream while @ Plumber's.

Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)

  • Patched USB backend of CUPS to support both printer access via the usblp kernel module (/dev/usb/lp*) and low-level USB (libusb). This fixes tones of problems reported on Launchpad recently. Posted also an upstream feature request for the patch: http://www.cups.org/str.php?L3357

  • Some small fixes in system-config-printer, bugs which got introduced with last week's patches.
  • Answered and triaged printing-related bugs.


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