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)
  • 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)



  • Check your bugs for things which should be SRUed
  • Think about your personal lucid goals/wishlist until next week
  • Make sure workarounds are documented in release notes as appropriate

Check your bugs for things which should be SRUed

Think about your personal lucid goals/wishlist until next week

Make sure workarounds are documented in release notes as appropriate

Any other business

Activity reports

Alexander Sack (asac)

  • shepherding a couple of bindwood updates/fixes
  • worked on various prism fixes required for karmic together micah gersten
  • got firefox-3.0 and xulrunner-1.9 out of the archive; updated the final rdepends
  • bug triage
  • modemmanager debugging with samsung modems
  • evaluation and fix and package updates for gwibber threading, facebook timeout and timestamp issues with kenvandine
  • discuss PPA archive reorganzation of mozillateam; individual ppas for applications and pinning
    • for explicit opt-in for specific versions seems to be the way forward
  • free time: unblock fta and make a bzr patch that allows to commit with a specific date
  • update DebuggingModemmanager wiki page while triaging bugs.

  • make test patch for some sierra modems crashing on CFUN=1 and get feedback from user and upstream
  • cut karmic stable update branches for most mozilla and network-manager products

Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)

  • Wednesday - Friday: sick with flu
  • cleaning up my Karmic specs
  • iso testing
  • catching up with email

Bryce Harrington (bryce)

  • Work on various launchpadlib scripts
  • Upgrade several systems to karmic; troubleshoot problems
  • Investigate why a bunch of spurrious bug reports were filed against X. Turned out to be a buggy checkbox test generating dozens of bug reports. I don't think it's a good idea for test suites to be filing bugs directly
  • Update arsenal scripts to handle checkbox-bug bugs
  • Reinstall two laptops; troubleshoot problems
  • Work on catching up on email/maillist/bug backlog
  • Fix problem starting X on system with dual cards when neither is set as primary. (LP: #459512)
  • Re-test bulletproof-x. Appears the new gdm 2 no longer allows it to do its thing when X is broken, and instead blinks continuously.

Chris Cheney (calc)

  • Uploaded openoffice.org 1:3.1.1-5ubuntu1 to karmic.
  • Upgraded laptop and upstream test VMs to karmic
  • Booked OOoCon 2009 trip.
  • Lots of OOo bug triage.

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)

Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • More empathy debugging
    • never reproduced 408530 but appear to have fixed it (at least made it happen less frequently)

  • desktopcouch testing/review
  • bindwood testing/review
  • gwibber timestamp related fixes

Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

Martin Pitt (pitti)


  • Bug fixing: apport, blkid, devicekit-disks
  • Archive administration for release preparation
  • Release management for RC/final
  • Built/tested final karmic langpacks
  • Discussed cause of PC speaker beeps and prepared a workaround
  • tzdata update for stables
  • free-time project: worked on a DeviceKit-disks test suite


  • couchdb, deskbar-applet, desktopcouch, gnome-desktop-sharp2, gnome-session, gnome-utils, language-selector, nvidia-graphics-drivers-{96,173,180}, system-tools-backends, telepathy-butterfly, texinfo

Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)

  • Investigate DVD playback issues
  • Fix deskbar tracker integration
  • Package updates/merges: brasero, gnome-utils
  • Started work on Lucid specifications
  • Support introspection for clutter-gtk, clutter-gst
  • Bug triaging

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

  • Karmic images testing
  • Load of desktop bugs triage

Tony Espy (awe)

  • NM bug triage
  • Tried to reproduce re-connect bug #458290. Installed 9.04 and updated to compare behavior. Couldn't reproduce.

  • Tested manual IP config bug #456362; couldn't reproduce.

  • Continued work on bug # 452571 - [Broadcom wl]: After Resume, NM tries to connect to previous, non-available Wi-Fi network

  • Did another Kubuntu install to test agateau's WEP ASCII key fix
  • Did an alternate DVD install to test evand's PPA/PAE fixnstall using evand's PPA.
  • Ran a couple of UNR installs; discussed Incomplete Language Support problem with Loic. Reported bug #457648 - Incomplete Language Support after Install.

  • Booked UDS Travel arrangements.
  • Many discussions with folks re: Lennart's Ubuntu PulseAudio rant

Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)

  • Not much this time, as we are after Final Freeze and there are no severe show stoppers to fix for the printing stack. Would like to have LP: #419143 (evince does not print on many PostScript printers in both PDF and PS output mode) fixed in Karmic, but did not get any upstream fix. Is a candidate for an SRU now.

  • Fixed bug in CUPS cpdftocps filter that prevents from printing one-sided onm PostScript printers when duplex is set by default (http://bugs.linux-foundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=397). Discussed on IRC, decided to let it get into Karmic as SRU.

  • Answered and triaged printing-related bug reports


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