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Meeting Minutes


Main Meeting

  • Alberto Milone (tseliot)
  • Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)

  • Bryce Harrington (bryce)
  • Chris Cheney (ccheney)
  • Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
  • Didier Roche (didrocks)
  • Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)
  • Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • Martin Pitt (pitti)
  • Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
  • Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)
  • Travis Hartwell (Nafai)

Eastern Edition

  • Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

  • Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)
  • Chris Halse Rogers (RAOF)


  • Rick Spencer (rickspencer3)


  • Outstanding actions from last meeting
  • Partner Update
  • Kubuntu Update
  • Release Bugs/Release Status
  • Review activity reports
  • Review blueprints list
  • Any other business


Actions from this meeting

Outstanding actions from last meeting

Partner Update


  • Last minute uploads that will be accepted for lucid after RC:
    • pyinotify - including a critical patch
    • ubuntuone-client - fixes a nasty bug that would delete local files on interrupted download
    • desktopcouch - properly restart desktopcouch when it is needed, it doesn't handle suspend/hibernate well


  • bug list is under control, current status here

    • There are 3 that aren't fix released,

Kubuntu Update

Release Status


Other Business

Activity reports

Alberto Milone (tseliot)


  • LP: #562226 'Hardware Drivers' showing all drivers as active
  • LP: #553954 plymouth has a non translatable string coming up on screen
  • LP: #440233 fglrx fails at startup because of missing amdpcsdb.default + removal leaves bad settings in Xorg.conf
  • LP: #559587 package fglrx (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/etc/ati/signature', which is also in package xorg-driver-fglrx 2:8.721-0ubuntu8
  • LP: #432814 Touchpad: Action for middle and right click is reversed since jaunty
  • LP: #553200 nvidia-96 Mouse and keyboard stop working after selecting user (Uploaded. Will be approved after the RC)

Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)

  • built new language-packs for Lucid
  • bug fixing in language-selector
  • font package updates for the Live CD
  • trying configuration settings for fontconfig to better select CJK fonts

Bryce Harrington

X Bug Work

  • Assign or decline through all of the X bugs nominated to Lucid
  • Consider redhat patch - lvds modesetting on -intel and -ati. Opted to not worry about it for now, since it only affects UMS situations anyway.
  • Make general purpose script to migrate bugs from one package to another
  • Run script to move all wacom-tools bugs to xf86-input-wacom and ask users re-test Lucid
  • Solve all high priority triaged xkeyboard-config bugs tagged 'lucid'
  • Triage all -ati bugs tagged 'lucid'
  • Update xkeyboard-config POT and set up packaging to regenerate it automatically
  • Work towards resolving all -ati bugs tagged 'lucid'
  • Follow up on bunch more bugs. Bugs bugs bugs.

Update Documentation

  • Document situation and workarounds for i8xx freezes in ReleaseNotes

  • Heavily update/rewrite X/Reporting with slant towards making good 'defect reports'
  • Document use of drm.debug=0x04 to get more debugging information in dmesg
  • Document xorg.conf.d configuration
  • Sketch up collected thoughts for rootless-x blueprint
  • Update driver requirements wiki page
  • Write a ubuntu-x bug report faq


  • Hook up dorset with new ATI card
  • Update firmware and then reinstall Ubuntu on MT hardware


  • Test getting graphics to show up on Persia's displaylink device
  • Document development work needed to support USB video
  • Brainstorm objectives for next review period

Chris Cheney (ccheney)

  • Uploaded openoffice.org 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu1 for hardy, karmic, lucid
    • Fix RC bugs: 555716, 555276, 556348, 555977
  • Uploaded openoffice.org-l10n 1:3.2.0-7ubuntu1 for hardy, karmic, lucid
  • OOo still has an upgrade problem due to an apt bug(?) but mvo determined the only real way to fix it is through update-manager.

Chris Halse Rogers (RAOF)

X bug work:

  • i845, i855
    • Try to reduce crashes for i855 and i845 users by disabling DRI (Bug #541492 and Bug #541511). Feedback suggests that it hasn't helped enough and has introduced regressions for others.
    • There's a big, scary upstream patch for i855 which is starting to be merged into drm-intel-next. This should get backported to stable, and we'll try to SRU it.
    • Discussed solutions with Bryce and slangasek. We'll revert the DRI disablement after RC, and document workarounds.
  • Apart from i8xx, -intel is going well
  • Noaccel quirks for nouveau worked. Nouveau also looks good


  • Write a draft mmiotrace howto
  • Update X/Freezes with some details about common nouveau freezes


  • Discovered that libappindicator0-cil wasn't installing correctly. Filed bug 564351, added a patch. Eventually got duped to bug #564506, which has a bigger patch fixing this and making the package CLI-policy compliant.

Packed up flat & moved to Hobart.

Didier Roche (didrocks)

  • UNE related:
    • netbook launcher new release to fix (LP: #554807)
    • bug triaging
    • No more widespread annoying bug known for lucid release
    • iso testing
  • GNOME:
    • update nautilus-action
    • integrated patches in gnome-system-tools (LP: #551936), xkeyboard-config (LP: #221112)
    • fix guest-user-session depending on your current session (will switch on an UNE gues session if you are on UNE or gnome one otherwise) (LP: #562908) (gdm/gdm-guest-user-session)
    • propose empathy as an SRU
    • revert gthumb to 2.10.x
    • add a patch by merging several commit from git to poppler for selection (bug waiting since 2006)! Will be updated after RC. (LP: #33288)
    • sponsor ubuntu-wallpapers, pitivi patch, cheese apport hook
    • reviewing other patch in metacity, but won't make them in lucid
  • Misc:

(an awesome community member take from my initial notes on to setup a first draft (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OneConf). I just polished it)

  • some time reserved to gsoc mentee for duplicate handling

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)


  • CD and upgrade testing
  • Update kdepim to include missing kstatusnotifieritem patch, later removed due to issues with gnome
  • Update kdebase-workspace with kstatusnotifieritem patch for krandrtray and improved brightness feedback
  • Security update for KDM in intrepid, jaunty and karmic
  • Fix colibri so it doesn't conflict
  • Fix password loading in plasma-widget-googlecalendar
  • Patch kdesdk not to need packages in universe
  • Update libmsn and kdenetwork for new version


  • RC testing and release

Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • uploaded pyinotify, desktopcouch, and ubuntuone-client
  • blueprints are registered!
  • chased down the gwibber breakage after suspend/resume and proposed the fix for desktopcouch
  • i18n fixes for gwibber
  • released gwibber 2.30

Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

Martin Pitt (pitti)

Assigned blueprints: all done


  • Bug fixing: gvfs, langpack-locales, pm-utils, rhythmbox, udev
  • New upstream version: gvfs
  • Release management and engineering, and some related archive administration
  • Lots of bug triage
  • Caught up on MIR reviews, there were tons of last-minute stragglers
  • Booked train tickets for SomeHands/UDS


  • gnome-doc-utils, language-selector

Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

  • desktop updates: enchant libproxy totem-pl-parser(git) totem(git) gedit (git)
  • lot of bugs reading and triaging
  • looked to french dictionnary issue and fixed openoffice.org-dictionnaries
  • did some desktop update syncs before lucid
  • sorted issue with a schroedinger update
  • backported notify-osd fix for double bubbles rendering issue
  • looked at vinagre ssh crash, discussed it with upstream and backported git change
  • cleaned gnome-applets outdated manpages and a conffile on upgrade
  • backported gtkhtml git translation fix and fixed build with current gtk
  • backported a papyon upstream change to fix a crasher
  • updated libgnome-keyring change to use the upstream git version
  • backported libgnomekbd schemas change to fix warning on installation
  • looking to some retracing issue, figured that the lucid glib didn't have a ddeb, opened a bug
  • backported rhythmbox change to fix magnatune widgets not being displayed
  • debugged gnome-session crasher on unr with a11y on, was due to a missing at-spi depends
  • updated xdg-user-dirs yelp shared-mime info with rosetta translations
  • updated gir-repository to not built the gtk binary which is built by gtk now
  • uploaded some fixes which got bounced as things that should be sru-ed now, started on doing lucid sru uploads
  • looked to the team blueprints and the weekly meeting organization


  • humanity-icon-theme evolution-data-server ubuntu-mono notify-osd-icons ubuntu-artwork indicator-application sane-backends light-themes ubuntu-mono indicator-application libdbusmenu light-themes libdbusmenu indicator-messages

Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)

Travis Hartwell (Nafai)

  • Continued work on gnome-bluetooth / app indicator bug Thanks didrocks for the guidance and help!

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)

  • General:
    • updated bindwood
    • Turned off the Nautilus bar in gnome-user-share (LP: #532101)
    • Thinking about Maverick blueprints
  • Mozilla:
    • Firefox update to fix a NSS issue (LP: #559881)
    • Got FF 3.6.4 in to security PPA for testing
    • Fixed a FF packaging issue to make OOPP support work in 3.6.4 (LP: #513887)
    • Had a bit of a panic with Thunderbird
    • Spent a couple of days debugging a GJS test-suite failure. The failure is a memory report error in GJS due to objects still being alive on exit (not being cleaned up by the GC). Managed to narrow the issue right down and have a small amount of JS code as a test case for reproducing the issue now. Spoke to an upstream GJS developer, and they recommended just disabling the memory report in GJS for now, which I did (debugging GC issues in spidermonkey is quite challenging)
    • Fixed a thunderbird bug which seems to be a regression from Karmic (LP: #543060)


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