Planning

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Ideas

  • move CD booting to grub2/gfxterm (ColinWatson)

  • smoother boot splash via grub2 and a boot framebuffer (ColinWatson, ScottJamesRemnant)

  • multiarch redux
  • find and aggressively deal with packages whose merges have been lagging for several releases
  • finish Upstart (ScottJamesRemnant)

    • Have a UDS session for each track that is impacted by Upstart (e.g., Desktop, Server, Kernel, NewCore)

    • Have a UDS session in the Foundations track: "Upstart Q&A"

  • Implement the installer redesign spec (EvanDandrea)

  • make update-notifier a more modular design (probably with vala), it has out-grown to be a update-notifier since some time (MichaelVogt)

  • make screenshots.ubuntu.com show ubuntu branding and add support for PPAs and archive.canonical.com (MichaelVogt)

  • removal of demoted packages on upgrade (all, only auto-installed ones, only default installed ones, only unused (how to detect)?
  • Download updates while installing (EvanDandrea)

  • discuss refactoring the release-upgrader backend as a dbus service to improve reliability/responsiveness (MichaelVogt)

Foundations Support

As usual, Foundations will be providing Ubuntu support for the other teams. A high-level listing of projects where we likely will be involved is given in this section.

Desktop

  • As part of their UNE work, Desktop may end up promoting Chomium to main
  • HUGE push for Software Center
    1. goal: sell stuff in software center,
    2. goal: figure out how to deliver opportunistic apps via the software center
    3. finish ratings
  • Big push for touch, not sure what the impact is going to be for Foundations yet, but we need to be aware of it
  • It would really help Desktop if Upstart+Plymouth work stabilized so they could work with it

Server

The server team has listed their planning by priority; their bullet items below reflect this.

  • Priority 1: Cloud cluster file system (maybe?)
  • Priority 2: Java/JDK improvements (doko does a lot of that; Server team is getting a Java person, so this may impact us less)
  • Priority 2: Support of alternate install modes
  • Priority 3: Upstart conversion

Kernel

  • Improved battery power support work; Foundations may need to (or be able to) assist
  • more ...

OEM

  • Graphical boot selecter that OEM did will likely want Foundations to maintain
  • OEM might want to create an ISO of WebNow

  • more ...

Placeholders for Big Topics

  • 10.04 review (hold this early to aid breakout topics, maybe in the first roundtable)
  • Distributed Development
  • Boot Performance/Experience
  • Spring Clean (right after an LTS release is a good time for an aggressive cleanup of things we don't need or that should be extensively refactored)
  • Python
    • Migration to Python 3?
    • Eliminate symlinks for python-[central|support] using PEP 3147?
    • Python 2.7?
    • Freezing (e.g. cx_freeze) critical dist upgrade tools?

Lucid specs not done

(Numbers in parentheses indicate to-do/postponed/done.)

Lucid specs partly done

Lucid specs mostly done