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 * Software Center version 3.0 was released!

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

Meeting Minutes


Main Meeting

  • Rick Spencer (rickspencer3) - chair
  • Bryce Harrington (bryce)
  • Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
  • Didier Roche (didrocks)
  • Gary Lasker (tremolux)
  • Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)
  • Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • Martin Pitt (pitti)
  • Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)
  • Michael Terry (mterry)
  • Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

Eastern Edition

  • Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

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


  • Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)


  • 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


  • Another round of bug fix releases last week, I think they are in good shape for RC


  • desktopcouch 0.6.9 was released today (in unapproved queue), should fix replication

Kubuntu Update

UNE update

  • Double dose of sweetness with 2 unity releases! and multiple uploads to some components Smile :)

  • More than 40 bugs were fixed last week, we gain support for a lot of things and no known crashers as of today!
  • Of course, due to a crasher we needed to transition from libindicate0 to libindicate1 which we enjoyed a lot, but all went well after all. Smile :-)

  • RC is coming, iso testing is needed! thanks to everyone who wants to help there.
  • I'm particularly interested from people who don't have graphical acceleration as the UNE session should not warn you about it, and once you validate, you should be logged out of the session and the desktop session should be set as a default.
  • still some issues known with shotwell, should be fixed by eow

USC update

  • Software Center version 3.0 was released!
  • Buy Something
    • the team restrictions for test purchases has been lifted and the $1 test package is available to all
    • folks are buying the package and we are getting very valuable feedback and bug reports
    • continued great bug fixes on the server side
    • continued testing and bug fixing in Software Center
  • New Apps on a Stable Release
    • extras.ubuntu.com key is added to ubuntu-extras-keyring
    • all of the pieces are in place for new apps
    • we currently have three Application Review Requests in the queue
  • Miscellaneous
    • lots of testing, targeted bugfixing
    • currently we have 4 open bugs targeted for 10.10
      • LP: #627903: port backend get_available() to use plain http instead of restfulclient and use API only authenticated

      • LP: #646584: Can't get freepats when search "freepats"

      • LP: #647212: purchased software download fails with and breaks apt proxy

      • LP: #649939: authentication popup does nothing when installating new software

X Update

Current bugs summary

Release Status


Other Business

Activity reports

Bryce Harrington (bryce)

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)

  • Bugs
    • Fixed LP: #629452 - can not disable bluetooth in applet menu

    • Investigating LP: #551809, but struggling with this one now

    • Uploaded fix for LP #239952 - firefox - the associated helper application does not exist. The patch has also landed on mozilla-1.9.2 which means it will be in the next regular security update for all Ubuntu releases

    • Uploaded fix for LP: #630281 - After upgrade keyboard "mail" shortcut does not work

    • Fixed LP: #641056 - Loader chooses 64-bit instead of 32-bit library, in both gdk-pixbuf and ia32-libs

    • Fixed LP: #589228 - Firefox homepage in Maverick is still set to 10.04 version

    • Fixed LP: #646696 - hamster-applet shows wrong descriptions in UI

    • Fixed LP: #630753 - gnome-screensaver activates while watching a movie in totem

    • Fixed LP: #643047 - package seamonkey 2.0.8 build1 nobinonly-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

    • Fixed LP: #646632 - No dictionaries present in Seamonkey

    • Fixed LP: #646862 - skype crashes after signing in, caused by refreshing the packages when I did the last ia32-libs change. DIE DIE DIE IA32-LIBS!!!!

      • I would like it if nobody asked me about ia32-libs again. Thank you Smile :-)

  • General
    • Investigating some of the reftest failures in Firefox 4.0 now we're running the testsuite
    • Fixed a FTBFS in the lightning-extension
    • Some more packaging changes in Firefox 4.0 in preparation for supporting PGO builds
    • GNOME updates - vte, gnome-terminal, glibmm
      • Started telepathy-glib too, but having some issues with that
  • Sponsring
    • virtkey (LP: #648695)

    • gnome-power-manager and gnome-system-tools

Chris Halse Rogers (RAOF)

Didier Roche (didrocks)

  • UNE:
    • two to three (for some components) unity release: bamf, clutk, unity, unity-place-files, unity-place-applications, unity-asset-pools (also, lot of intermediate update with cherry pick)
    • updated vala, reverting new gir needs and looking at some rdepends
    • show gnome-screenshot and gnome-dictionary in UNE (we hide them in 10.04, but media keys doesn't work in Unity)
    • wrote a gnome-session patch to avoid launching gnome-panel and a window manager from a saved session in the UNE session
    • mutter/unity: hack to get if 3D driver are available or not. If not, prompt and exit the session setting the default on to GNOME (case of autologin and livecd)
    • some fixes to the migration with weird pathname and ubiquity being duplicated in the launcher
    • lots and lots of bug triaging in both unity (package) and unity (upstream) tasks, talk with dx team to hilight them what's the most important bugs are.
    • gnome-menus: backport a fix and work with upstream to see all installed application in unity
    • handling libindicator0 -> libindicator1 transition: cairo, cairo-dock-plugins, xfce4-indicator-plugin, libindicator, indicator-applet, libdbusmenu, indicator-datetime, indicator-me, indicator-session, indicator-sound, indicator-appmenu, indicator-application, indicator-network, indicator-messages, ubiquity

    • refresh netbook-meta and update seeds to match what we have for the desktop one.
    • update zeitgeist to latest
    • finish updates to 2.31.92 (those not done on Monday): libgee, libgnomekbd, cheese
    • update to 2.32.0: gnome-games, gnome-session, libwnck, totem, eog, cheese, nautilus
    • evolution: fix invalid desktop file, sponsor welcome email translation,
    • evolution-data-server: cherry pick patches accepted in debian for less crashers, less hanging… well better evolution!
    • gnome-keyring: don't use for gpg signing, as kees got some security concerns about no gui to fix a timeout, use seahorse-plugins instead as in lucid
    • a lot of sponsoring: compiz (theme change), cairo-dock (final release), cairo-dock-plugins (final release), gnome-bluetooth fix (make it activate/deactive from the indicator), nautilus fix (crash caused by ibus), utouch-grail, indicator-appmenu, libcairo-perl (ftbfs), gtk-pixbuf (64/32 bits libraries fix), light-themes (theme changes), libindicate (fix ftbfs), rhythmbox (fix python plugin)
    • sponsor 2.32.0: libgweather, simple-scan, empathy, vte, libgnome-keyring, gcalctool, libgnomeui, tomboy, evince, file-roller
    • libwnck: backport fix for respecting the layout in multi-row mode
  • Misc:
    • Quickly: Some fixes to trunk for crashers

Gary Lasker (tremolux)

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)

Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

  • gwibber
    • - Merged fix for the famous DBus call_blocking() crasher, had a ton of dupes for 628686

  • DX uploads/releases
  • U1 uploads/releases

Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

Martin Pitt (pitti)

  • SRU review and processing
  • bug triage
  • cups bug fixing
  • fix excessive hard disk spindown (#606706)
  • fixed too early gdm startup for lucid (#615549)
  • fixed upower crash (#614119)
  • media-player-info bug fixing
  • python-distutils-extra bug fixing
  • release management and engineering
  • udev bug fixing
  • Technical Board meeting

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)

  • debugging for seahorse "RenderBadPicture" with system cairo

  • fix udisks LUKS devices handling on a forced disconnect (#484429)
  • prepare patch/upload for nautilus ibus breakage (#625696)
  • debugging firefox 3.6 build failure in mozilla PPA for hardy
  • helped with preparing uploads/checking packages for gnome 2.32 releases

Michael Terry (mterry)

  • Fixed quickly bzr NoWhoami crash

  • Then just reverted the whole quickly bzr refactoring commit
  • Merged GNOME 2.32.0 packages: gucharmap, simple-scan, libbonobo, gnome-settings-daemon, gnome-control-center, libgnome-keyring, gconf-editor, gcalctool, gnome-power-manager, gnome-system-tools, libgnome, libgnomeui, tomboy, evince, meld (staged), and brasero (staged)
  • FTBFS: gnome-applets

Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

  • Catching-up after holidays
  • GNOME 2.32

Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)


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