Package Culling - find and aggressively deal with packages whose merges have been lagging for several releases
Finish Upstart (ScottJamesRemnant)
make screenshots.ubuntu.com show ubuntu branding and add support for PPAs and archive.canonical.com (MichaelVogt)
Remove Demoted Packages on Upgrade - We need to explore the removal of demoted packages on upgrade (all, only auto-installed ones, only default installed ones, only unused... how to detect).
- CD build speed has been creeping back up of late; attack it again
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.
- As part of their UNE work, Desktop may end up promoting Chromium to main
- HUGE push for Software Center
- goal: sell stuff in software center,
- goal: figure out how to deliver opportunistic apps via the software center
- 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
- Wayland (no idea what state this is in upstream, and the X side of things should be desktop, but at the very least we'll need to look at how this overlaps/interacts with Plymouth);
- We probably ought to have a look-in on the multi-screen work, if it's dealing with remembering configurations for individual devices;
- Installer, first boot, upgrades, Update Manager, and Software Centre;
- System settings (maybe, depending on what this comes down to);
- Possibly keyboard indicator but it depends what they're doing (if it's just visual then probably not).
The server team has listed their planning by priority; their bullet items below reflect this.
- Priority 1: Cloud cluster file system (not sure if we'll be needed for this or not)
- 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
- Improved battery power support work; Foundations may need to (or be able to) assist
- synaptec multi-touch (multi-finger... not multi-touch)
- new multi-touch driver enhancements that may need work from Foundations
Support FOR Foundations
Collect here items which we would like to see be done by other teams
- Java Applet maintainance / development
- Stable xulrunner-1.9 interfaces when having more than one xulrunner version on the desktop (both eclipse and the icedtea6-plugin don't seem to get it right).
- Soyuz/IS: Rebuild tests take too long, or slow down PPA buildds.
- Soyuz: Native syncing via web service, to free up man-hours of archive admin time per week.
- Buildd configuration, and how to reproduce results from test runs on the buildds. Differences in the configuration of distro and PPA buildds. LP: 556597 as an example. Seen with some eglibc test cases as well.
- TCK testing
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)
- Compile for i686 as the default on i386 (instead of i486).
Lucid specs not done
(Numbers in parentheses indicate to-do/postponed/done.)
Lucid specs partly done
Lucid specs mostly done