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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)
  • Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)

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

Kubuntu Update

X Update

UNE update

  • No unity release this week, but still a lot of love! Some cherry-pick to fix latest issues, mostly translations one.
  • Now shotwell is blacklisted from appmenu, so you can safely run it under UNE.
  • I think we are pretty good for the release, no flow of bugs after RC, no showstoppers at least.
  • Still working heavily on the icon loading taking long on some hw configuration and others bugs set for an SRU.

USC update

  • Buy Something
  • Ratings and Reviews
    • Kicked off development for Natty
    • mvo has brought the code out of mothballs and merged with current trunk at lp:~mvo/software-center/reviews
  • Miscellaneous
    • continued testing, targeted bugfixes over past week
    • 10.10 tagged bugs: http://tinyurl.com/29drbv4

      • #647212 mvo has part of a fix, in progress
      • #649939 reported fix in policykit by james_w, will likely be SRU
      • #652903 and #652927 are fix committed, will likely go in as SRU

Weekly bugs summary

Release Status


Other Business

Bugs to have a look:




Embedded Terminal Emulator isn't giving a TERM variable


nautilus crashed with SIGSEGV in g_closure_invoke()


Transferring songs from iPod to local drive does not copy extension (ie, .mp3), confusing some portable devices


gnome-settings-daemon crashed with SIGSEGV

Activity reports

Bryce Harrington (bryce)

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)

Chris Halse Rogers (RAOF)

Didier Roche (didrocks)

  • UNE:
    • cherry-pick some fixes: unity, bamf, unity-place-applications, unity-place-fils
    • debugging, discussing and helping dx to see which bugs should be fixed for final and for first SRU.
    • add an extra string to mutter for 2D/3D detection/
    • appmenu-gtk, shotwell : blacklisting shotwell crashing under UNE because of appmenu.
    • lot of bug triaging with incoming RC and release
    • UNE seeds mangling: backporting all fixes from the desktop seed and some fixes. regenerate ubuntu-netbook metapackage for adding the new font.
    • lot of ISO testing (both desktop, but UNE at first).
  • GNOME:
    • empathy: backport a fix pointer by upstream
    • evolution: fix u1 email french translation having not title, nor sender
  • Misc:
    • debugging and helping dx in indicator-datetime for getting 12/24h format, backport the fix then.
    • updating indicator-network
    • oneconf: a lot of fixes to it. Should play nicely now. Will also play nicer as fixed a bug/feature in USC (so wait for next SRU!).
    • some Quickly love, discussion and merge (thanks mterry)
    • backport a patch for appmenu-gtk to show gedit plugins menu
    • sponsoring: devhelp, cairo, vala, monodevelop, eclipse, totem-plugin-arte, ubuntu-soo-client
    • some investigation on keyboard not being set as azerty in the French local for the live CD.

Gary Lasker (tremolux)

  • fixed LP: #617004: intermittent crash bug affecting many users

  • wrote wiki page howto for adding new-apps metadata: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PostReleaseApps/Metadata

  • update new-apps test package, test using my PPA
  • RC ISO testing, desktop and UNE images
  • Software Center testing for RC
  • Software Center bug triage, close watch on new bugs for RC
  • Weekly Software Center call
  • Reviewing lp:~mvo/software-center/reviews, mvo's ratings and reviews code merged to latest trunk
  • todo: tzdata updates LP: #649348

Jonathan Riddell (Riddell)

Ken VanDine (kenvandine)

Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)

Martin Pitt (pitti)

  • CD Testing
  • SRU review and processing
  • apport retracer maintenance
  • bug triage
  • build, test, upload final maverick langpacks
  • discussed and fixed libvala-dev NBS
  • fixed broken yelp in English locales (#605577)
  • fixed cups startup on servers (#650893)
  • fixed regression from cups upstartification (#647369)
  • improved udisks test suite
  • release management and engineering
  • sponsored gvfs
  • joined parts of release team meeting to coordinate final release staffing
  • udisks bug fixing

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)

  • Testing:
    • ISO testing for RC
    • SRU testing for #615549 fix, gdm/kdm / drm race
    • Test fix for #594162 w/ cjwatson; wget segfault in installer chroot
  • Updated gvfs
  • Fix upgrade file conflict between hildon-desktop & gnome-menus (#647628)

  • Fix seamonkey RenderBadPicture bug (#575160)

  • Fix vinagre auth methods >(#634571)

  • Some FTBFS fixing (abiword (by way of aiksaurus), gauche-gtk)

Michael Terry (mterry)

  • ISO testing: alternate free, alternate resize, alternate expert, alternate oem, une full disk (this one erased my disk due to user error! whoops), une oem
  • Quickly
    • Fix crash when using help() - 649881
    • Fix cdbs / directory with spaces bug - 636277
    • Fix distutils-extra being put in Depends - 643655
    • Lots of work on a vala-dep-scanner to determine what packages a set of vala source files requires (for vala template to be as question-free as the python template) https://launchpad.net/~mterry/+junk/vala-dep-scanner

  • FTBFS: desktop-webmail / cairo, devhelp
  • GNOME 2.32.0: nautilus-sendto, gnome-bluetooth, gtksourceview2
  • AppDevWeek

Robert Ancell (robert_ancell)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128)

  • extra catchup after being away for 2 weeks
  • backported an indicator-session crash fix
  • debugged a translation issue in tomboy and uploaded a fix for it
  • new zenity version
  • new seahorse version
  • rc isos testing
  • desktop bugs triaging
  • sponsoring: desktop-webmail gnome-applets brasero gnome-themes gnome-bluetooth nautilus-sendto gtksourceview2

Till Kamppeter (tkamppeter)

  • foomatic-db, system-config-printer: Fixed regression introduced by adding by-PDL PPD selection to let printers get set up correctly also if they have an optional PostScript add-on. This made PCL PPDs being selected for some PostScript printers (LP: #653814)

  • Organization of travel for UDS
  • Answered and triaged printing-related bug reports


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