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== Agenda ==
* Status Updates on [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/ReleaseStatus/Karmic|Karmic]]
== Agenda ==
* Status Updates on [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FoundationsTeam/ReleaseStatus/Karmic|Karmic]]
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==== Distributed Development ====

  * Not much activity as hold on new branches still in place.
  * Discussions with LP developers about build-from-branch.

==== Daily Builds ====

  * Working on a single command to build a bunch of recipes,
    to make cron easier.

==== Distro Tasks ====

  * Squished a nasty D-Bus bug with activation. Thanks to Chris and Scott for their help.
  * Helped debug the /tmp clearing issue.
  * Archive admin tasks.
  * Sponsoring.
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==== software-center ====
 * add basic analysing functionality of the db to identify duplicates in the desktop data (utils/stats.py)
 * detect duplicated entries and append a (pkgname) in this case (can happen for generic app names like Terminal or System Monitor)
 * add auto-switching back from the progress view (#431907)
 * look into 404 handling of thumbs/images with JS/xmlhttp, not a workable solution as the webkit security gets in our way
 * aptdaemon bug triage
 * aptdaemon: improving the transaction tester script,
 * debugging a race when two transaction connectto the debconf socket
 * add patch for #432607 that hopefully avoids the race with aptdaemon and its debconf frontend
 * aptdaemon: new upload with fix for debconf race (#432607)
 * aptdaemon: debug/fix lock bug when the release upgrader is running
 * Aptdaemon: package new bzr snapshot (lots of fixes, thanks to Sebastian Heinlein)
 * ensure the UI is kept alive while the auth dialog is up
 * work on 404 handling and ubuntu branding for not-found images (lp:~mvo/software-center/ubuntu-404)
 * Software-center: status call
 * fix duplicated data entries from thunar
 * general cleanup of the app-install-data duplicates found by the stats.py script (feels like cleaning the stables of Augean)
 * Aptdaemon: add locking fix, add _syslog_handler crash fix, upload new version
 * lots of triage/bugfixing in software-center
 * debug/fix locale.setdefaultlocale bug (#444316)
 * Debug/fix issues with popcon data for meta-packages that results in poor search results for certain strings like flash

==== update-manager ====
 * work on langauage-suppport-translations transition (#439296)
 * add support for hardy->karmic upgrades (for kubuntu, also useful for early testing of th lts->lts upgrades)
 * add workaround for -x permission problem on kde
 * Auto-upgrade tester: add lts-kubuntu profile (for riddell)
 * commit stepped upgrade functionatlity for the OEM team to
   lp:~mvo/update-manager/hardy-oem

==== beta ====
 * App-install-data-ubuntu update for beta
 * finally uploaded the app-install-data-ubuntu update, extraction took ages this time, sorry for that. the next cycle should switch to a extract tool based on launchpadlib
 * Upgrade testing (ubuntu-desktop, server, manual and automatic), putting results into the isotracker
 * Review/upload new command-not-found data

==== misc ====
 * Travel planning/booking to UDS lucid
 * Look into soyuz bug with a openoffice.org upload that caused a double newline in the Sources.gz (#436182)
 * fix locking in the extrace_changelog script on rookery
 * python-apt: work on improved locking
 * fix kpackagekit crash (#438279)
 * Merge gnome-codec-installer (in bzr), not uploaded yet
 * loking into /tmp clean issue #444252 on upgrade

==== sponsoring ====
 * Review/sponsor compiz upload with a bunch of fixes
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 * Interview with Foundations Team candidate

 * Included all USB storage drivers in initramfs.

 * Worked alongside Colin fixing usplash issues, improving signal
   handling, making the Upstart job better, etc.
 * Massive amount of mountall debugging and fixes. Big upload that
   quashed _most_ of the issues.

 * Ongoing debugging of sreadahead performance issues.
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==== Release management ====
 * beta release
 * manually seed libgd2-xpm in the desktop to resolve an edubuntu conflict
 * FFe processing
 * publishing fixes for zsync files on releases.ubuntu.com
 * fixes to UEC test plan links

==== Packages ====
 * fix brightness notification on recent thinkpads in hal. (Bug:372874)
 * debhelper: fixes to make dh_installinit snippets for upstart both robust and policy-compliant
 * fix boot-time nfs mounting for upstart (Bug:431248), and clean up a few bugs that fell out from this (Bug:364861, Bug:441055, Bug:441855).
 * fix mutt regression in handling of text/html mime type
 * software-center build fix (.PHONY vs. debhelper 7)
 * acpi-support: prune some more redundant code
 * hdparm, pm-utils: support for respecting /etc/hdparm.conf when setting apm options on power events (Bug:238555)

==== Sponsorship ====
 * pm-utils (Bug:437796)
 * acpi-support
 * laptop-mode-tools (Bug:384875), because Tormod is awesome

==== Misc ====
 * Monday archive duties

For minutes of previous meetings, please see FoundationsTeam.

Present

Apologies

Agenda

Actions from this meeting

  • Robbie to prioritize RT ticket (#35783), with the important part being screenshots.u.c
  • Lars to "dust off the API design he did long ago", and write up a prototype and a sample cli app for querying from the new Debian copyright format

Activity reports

Colin Watson

Evan Dandrea

James Westby

Distributed Development

  • Not much activity as hold on new branches still in place.
  • Discussions with LP developers about build-from-branch.

Daily Builds

  • Working on a single command to build a bunch of recipes,
    • to make cron easier.

Distro Tasks

  • Squished a nasty D-Bus bug with activation. Thanks to Chris and Scott for their help.
  • Helped debug the /tmp clearing issue.
  • Archive admin tasks.
  • Sponsoring.

Lars Wirzenius

Matthias Klose

Michael Vogt

software-center

  • add basic analysing functionality of the db to identify duplicates in the desktop data (utils/stats.py)
  • detect duplicated entries and append a (pkgname) in this case (can happen for generic app names like Terminal or System Monitor)
  • add auto-switching back from the progress view (#431907)
  • look into 404 handling of thumbs/images with JS/xmlhttp, not a workable solution as the webkit security gets in our way
  • aptdaemon bug triage
  • aptdaemon: improving the transaction tester script,
  • debugging a race when two transaction connectto the debconf socket
  • add patch for #432607 that hopefully avoids the race with aptdaemon and its debconf frontend
  • aptdaemon: new upload with fix for debconf race (#432607)
  • aptdaemon: debug/fix lock bug when the release upgrader is running
  • Aptdaemon: package new bzr snapshot (lots of fixes, thanks to Sebastian Heinlein)
  • ensure the UI is kept alive while the auth dialog is up
  • work on 404 handling and ubuntu branding for not-found images (lp:~mvo/software-center/ubuntu-404)
  • Software-center: status call
  • fix duplicated data entries from thunar
  • general cleanup of the app-install-data duplicates found by the stats.py script (feels like cleaning the stables of Augean)
  • Aptdaemon: add locking fix, add _syslog_handler crash fix, upload new version
  • lots of triage/bugfixing in software-center
  • debug/fix locale.setdefaultlocale bug (#444316)
  • Debug/fix issues with popcon data for meta-packages that results in poor search results for certain strings like flash

update-manager

  • work on langauage-suppport-translations transition (#439296)
  • add support for hardy->karmic upgrades (for kubuntu, also useful for early testing of th lts->lts upgrades)

  • add workaround for -x permission problem on kde
  • Auto-upgrade tester: add lts-kubuntu profile (for riddell)
  • commit stepped upgrade functionatlity for the OEM team to
    • lp:~mvo/update-manager/hardy-oem

beta

  • App-install-data-ubuntu update for beta
  • finally uploaded the app-install-data-ubuntu update, extraction took ages this time, sorry for that. the next cycle should switch to a extract tool based on launchpadlib
  • Upgrade testing (ubuntu-desktop, server, manual and automatic), putting results into the isotracker
  • Review/upload new command-not-found data

misc

  • Travel planning/booking to UDS lucid
  • Look into soyuz bug with a openoffice.org upload that caused a double newline in the Sources.gz (#436182)
  • fix locking in the extrace_changelog script on rookery
  • python-apt: work on improved locking
  • fix kpackagekit crash (#438279)
  • Merge gnome-codec-installer (in bzr), not uploaded yet
  • loking into /tmp clean issue #444252 on upgrade

sponsoring

  • Review/sponsor compiz upload with a bunch of fixes

Scott James Remnant

  • Interview with Foundations Team candidate
  • Included all USB storage drivers in initramfs.
  • Worked alongside Colin fixing usplash issues, improving signal
    • handling, making the Upstart job better, etc.
  • Massive amount of mountall debugging and fixes. Big upload that
    • quashed _most_ of the issues.
  • Ongoing debugging of sreadahead performance issues.

Steve Langasek

Release management

  • beta release
  • manually seed libgd2-xpm in the desktop to resolve an edubuntu conflict
  • FFe processing
  • publishing fixes for zsync files on releases.ubuntu.com
  • fixes to UEC test plan links

Packages

  • fix brightness notification on recent thinkpads in hal. (372874)

  • debhelper: fixes to make dh_installinit snippets for upstart both robust and policy-compliant
  • fix boot-time nfs mounting for upstart (431248), and clean up a few bugs that fell out from this (364861, 441055, 441855).

  • fix mutt regression in handling of text/html mime type
  • software-center build fix (.PHONY vs. debhelper 7)
  • acpi-support: prune some more redundant code
  • hdparm, pm-utils: support for respecting /etc/hdparm.conf when setting apm options on power events (238555)

Sponsorship

  • pm-utils (437796)

  • acpi-support
  • laptop-mode-tools (384875), because Tormod is awesome

Misc

  • Monday archive duties

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