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Meeting Minutes


Main Meeting

  • Rick Spencer (rickspencer3) - chair
  • 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)



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


Actions from this meeting

Outstanding actions from last meeting

Partner Update


  • Post RC uploads of both ubuntuone-client and desktopcouch fixing some critical bugs
  • Music store had some downloader problems (server side) which should be fixed now.

Kubuntu Update

Release Status


Other Business

Activity reports

Alberto Milone (tseliot)


  • LP: #553200 nvidia-96 Mouse and keyboard stop working after selecting user
  • LP: #567425 package fglrx (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: dpkg-divert: rename involves overwriting
  • [SRU] LP: #565407 package fglrx (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: inst_path_default or inst_path_override does not exist in /etc/ati when ATI Drivers are previously installed

Arne Goetje (ArneGoetje)

Bryce Harrington (bryce)

  • Make arsenal script to search Xorg.0.log files on bugs in a given package for a specified string
  • Re-setup tytherleigh for doing multi-touch testing
  • Fix 565981 - memory leak caused by clutter crash fix patch
  • Upload a new xorg-server post-RC to fix bug 562418
  • Provide -intel 2.8.0 downgrade package in x-retro
  • Provide -ati 6.12.192 downgrade package in x-retro
  • Debug unlocked hsync bug on nouveau on local hardware
  • Write ReleaseNotes for 8xx issues

  • Triage -ati bugs daily, send a few upstream, etc.
  • Review bugs with nominations proposed for lucid
  • Preparatory reading for Launchpad rotation

Chris Cheney (ccheney)

  • Upload openoffice.org-hyphenation 0.5
    • Fixes bug LP #568514 - Removed duplicate file causing install problem.
  • Upload openoffice.org-dictionaries 1:3.2.0~rc2-3ubuntu3
    • Fixes bug LP: #568760 - Missing symlinks for dictionary policy backwards compatibility
  • Clean up epiphany-browser hardy backport and uploaded current work to ppa.
    • Work with Chris Coulson and Alexander Sack to try to resolve remaining issues.
  • Work on OOo optimization blueprint to start mapping library interdependencies.
  • Did 2 lucid upgrades on Apr 26, seemed to not upgrade users profile correctly, need to investigate.

Chris Halse Rogers (RAOF)

  • Testing for reversion of GLX 1.4 backport packages to prevent GEMLeak
  • Identify upstream patch to fix X crash with clutter apps in bug #550218 without re-introducing the leak from LP #565981. This needs an additional fix for Savage cards and for software rendering; I think I know where to look for these.
  • Create testing packages for what looks like an upstream fix for the long-standing intermittent assertion crashes in xcb on LP #419501 and its many duplicates. These changes are quite large, and would need backporting to our older libx11-xcb, so may not be SRUable, but at least it can be fixed for Maverick
  • Reverted the failed DRI-disablement patch for 8xx cards.
  • Wrote much of the mmiotrace howto page.
  • Bug triage
  • Helped Keybuk and slangsek debug a plymouth issue in LP 570289 which broke my boot.

Didier Roche (didrocks)

  • UNE:
    • bug triaging
  • GNOME:
    • glabels update to fix crash on adding any item
    • upload some first SRU: poppler (having selection in right order), empathy
  • Quickly:
    • Fix bugs to be in a good shape for lucid
    • (release Quickly 0.4.1 and 0.4.2 <- silly me ;))

    • No Quickly gsoc :/ But the two students will contribute to Quickly on their free time Smile :)

  • Misc:
    • sponsor: xchat-indicator
    • Some ubuntu one debugging

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)


  • RC testing and release
  • Final testing and bug triage

Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • Bug fix for desktopcouch, restart desktopcouch when called via the API not just on import
  • Post RC uploads for ubuntuone-client fixing critical bugs
  • blueprints
  • lucid ISO testing
  • gwibber testing

Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

Martin Pitt (pitti)

Assigned blueprints: all done


  • Bug fixing: apport, gnome-keyring, libatasmart (karmic SRU), mono, pkg-create-dbgsym, python-distutils-extra, texlive-extra, xfonts-mathml
  • Release management and engineering, and some related archive administration
  • Lots of bug triage
  • Discussed X.org GEM leak bug, set up call for testing, testing
  • TB meeting


  • xserver-xorg-video-intel

Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

  • lucid iso testing
  • lot of desktop bug reading and triaging
  • uploaded lpi change to not list the report a bug entry in lucid
  • weekly desktop team meeting organization
  • reviewed marverick blueprints with rick
  • telepathy-glib build fix
  • backported openoffice dictionnaries fixes from debian
  • backported some gtk-murrine git fixes for a crasher and rendering issue
  • started looking to lucid sru updates, uploaded librsvg sru

Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)

  • system-config-printer: SRU for Lucid to make system-config-printer look for locally installed drivers before trying to find a driver on the internet (LP: #564633).
  • ghostscript: Investigations on recent upstream fixes for PDF interpreter problems which make Ghostscript error out or even segfault on certain PDF files when printing with a CUPS Raster driver (Gutenprint, SpliX, ...), still waiting for another fix before preparing an SRU.
  • Answered and triaged printing-related bug reports.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)

  • General
    • Investigated gnome-appearance-properties threading and locking issues, which are responsible for a common long-standing crasher. I know how I think this should be fixed, but trying to get a response from upstream so I know I'm taking the correct approach
    • Updated my stable desktop to Lucid at the weekend, which subsequently broke. Spent some time yesterday investigating that, but it turned out to be a local issue in the end, and it's all working now
    • Fixed a g-s-d issue where the mediakeys plugin wasn't linking libnotify, causing some unresolved symbols
    • Sponsoring: seamonkey, libjdic-java, firefox, conkeror
  • Mozilla
    • Getting a feel for the work required for the FF3.6 roll-out in Hardy, I expect this is going to take up most of my time in the next couple of weeks
    • Fix 2 FF3.6 build failures on Hardy, in preparation for backporting
    • Started work on the Hardy backport of Epiphany, based on the work ccheney has done so far
    • Briefly investigated an issue with the localised offline home pages not working in FF. Looks trivial to fix in a SRU
    • Review of big Seamonkey update for Lucid, fixed a couple of issues there
    • Thunderbird upgrade testing to make sure 2 late changes last week didn't introduce any new upgrade issues. All successful, and uploaded now

Travis Hartwell (Nafai)

  • Finished LP #558841, bratsche with fix in gtk+ for this


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