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On Holiday: Scott James Remnant, James Westby


  • Lightning Round
    • 2-4 sentences on current work/roadblocks
  • Outstanding actions from last meeting

Outstanding actions from last meeting


Actions from this meeting

Chair for next meeting

Activity reports

Barry Warsaw

I was on leave, so it was a short week for me. I worked on a rewrite of PEP 999 which is now ready for an official submission upstream. I also worked on some bugs in computer-janitor (503727) and read up on dbus and policykit.

Colin Watson

  • foundations-lucid-reliable-device-id-in-grub:
    • Continued work on removing reliance on device.map, including trying
      • to avoid use of (hd0) in both grub-installer and ubiquity. (I got sidetracked into improving the way ubiquity handles raising privilege, and that's now much cleaner.) Spent a fair bit of time beating DM-RAID handling into shape.
  • Platform/IS review meeting.
  • Sponsorship:
    • apt-show-versions (intrepid) #292872 (no action required, closed).
    • bash-completion #482753 (unconvinced, commented).
  • Added launchpad-integration support to vim (#453103).
  • foundations-lucid-fix-iscsi-root:
    • Work on partman-iscsi correctness, prompted by an affected user
      • showing up on IRC. Fortuitously let me deal with most of #473036, which is a Lucid work item; there's just one part of that left, namely working out what to do with persistent network interface naming in the initramfs.
  • openssh bug-fix backports (#497781, #505301).
  • Fixed a partman-uboot/ubiquity integration bug (#462798).
  • Fixed rescue mode to work with DM-RAID.

Evan Dandrea

Gary Lasker

Software Center

  • Finished up performance and user experience improvements for app reselect. Selected app now tracked per category/subcategory. Branch reviewed by mvo and merged.
  • In progress - key navigation feature, up one level on
    • backspace (LP: #509783)


  • US Holiday Monday
  • Time allocation this week
    • Platform team 40%, OEM team 40%, Holiday 20%
  • OEM engineering meeting

James Westby

On vacation

Loïc Minier


  • Worked a while on fixing qemu-kvm armel build failures
  • Worked on rebasing/fixing/completing misc qemu patches including
    • linux-user uname emulation and various configure fixes


  • Looked into misc vm-builder issues, notably why it depends on devscripts (calls rmadison for xen kernel name)
  • Expenses
  • Chaired Foundations meeting and helped with Release meeting
  • Replaced netcat-traditional with netcat-openbsd in seeds to avoid getting two netcats with the virt-host task
  • Fixed some logcheck issues I was hitting on two hosts and sent patches to Debian; bug triage
  • Reviewed pbuilder --profile patches from contributor
  • Refreshed grub2 support patch originally by cjwatson for vmbuilder; now segfauts in grub2
  • Fixed a bunch of old and annoying bugs in vmbuilder; tested lucid vmbuilder and fixed a broken patch
  • Poked small things in unattended-upgrades
  • MIRs: kasumi (spent quite some time providing autofoo fixes and guidance), python-keyring, edbus, efreet, libvdpau,

Matthias Klose

Michael Vogt


  • review/merge the matts-pathbar-integration branch from nzmm (great stuff)
  • review/merge branch(es) from Gary (many thanks!)
  • investigate non fixed_height mode slowness and how to hide/work-around the slowness in s-c
  • research gtk treeview issues and submit upstream gnome #607447 (with patch & demo) - no feedback yet

  • use new apt.utils from python-apt and remove internal copy
  • review/merge code that uses gtk.Entry intead of sexy.Entry (#506811)
  • add support for Supported tag


  • fixes after review from bigjools (many thanks)
  • review result of the server side merge, do client side work
  • add arch support
  • add update--manager-support-status binary
  • move most of the support status code into pyhton-apt

local-repository-support spec

  • work on proxy part in lp:~mvo/+junk/squid-deb-proxy
  • add wiki page SquidDebProxy

  • add example config to our squid package
  • mail debmarshal, mirrorkit people (for the other parts of the spec)


  • Work on boot-recovery spec and upload new busybox and sysvutils (#505887)
  • fix mp3 codec install on frsh install and forward upstream (#510033)
  • Debug/fix computer-janitor build bug (plus #503727)
  • language-selector: review updates by arne
  • language-selector: Review/style-fixes for language-selector changes and push to (lp:~mvo/langauge-selector/language-selector-lucid) and add tests
  • Apt: debug cdrom failure (auto-mount issue)
  • debug upgrade issues with fagan


  • Merge/review gnome-terminal

Scott James Remnant

On vacation

Steve Langasek

Release management

  • preparations for Ubuntu 8.04.4


  • klibc (bug #175324)


  • further cryptsetup fixes: fix a bashism and avoid double-prompting for

the same disk if cryptdisks-enable starts while cryptdisks-udev is still running

  • plymouth: bugs 506717, 496782, 509579, 496765
  • fix netcat priorities, so livefs builds work again

FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0127 (last edited 2010-01-27 15:25:52 by p5B09CCE6)