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  • Scott - at LF Collab Summit
  • Steve


  • Lightning Round
    • 2-4 sentences on current work/roadblocks
  • Outstanding actions from last meeting
  • Outstanding feature freeze exceptions
  • Farming out tasks that aren't being handled
  • Sponsorship queue

  • Any business from activity reports
  • Good news
  • AOB

Outstanding actions from last meeting

Actions from this meeting

Chair for next meeting

Activity reports

Barry Warsaw

  • PEP 3147; hopefully merged into py3k trunk by Friday.
  • bug 519541 investigation (abiword freezes)

Colin Watson

  • GRUB:
  • Fix broken space handling in GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR (#557606).
  • Improve handling of missing device.map to avoid bogus root= settings
    • (#549980).
  • Fix workaround for BIOSes that pass bogus DL values (#555500).
  • Partitioning:
  • Don't offer side-by-side installation on armel (#550963).
  • Remove limits on loop labels, which broke LVM/RAID on large disks
    • (#543838).
  • Tweaked parted_server's limits on free space fragments it doesn't
    • bother to show.
  • Other installer work:
  • Fix up init script output handling on server installations a bit
    • better (#548954).
  • Cosmetic KDE oem-config string fixes (#540929).
  • Fix translation of inactive labels on language changes (#552673).
  • Initial Foundations team planning for 10.10.
  • Minor assistance with beta-2 preparation, mostly fielding ISO testing
    • bugs where I could.
  • Worked with Scott and others to develop a plan for smooth boot splash
    • in Maverick (foundations-maverick-grub2-boot-framebuffer).
  • Merged: parted (including library package name change to smooth
    • upgrades, #535368)
  • Synced: germinate

Evan Dandrea

Gary Lasker

Gary Lasker

  • Continued software-center bug fixes and triage
  • 8 fixes this week including two related to channel
    • updating mentioned last report
  • Continued testing, looking for edge cases, regressions, etc.
  • OEM, Foundations weekly team meetings
  • Engineering rotation allocation this week
  • 90% platform, 10% OEM
  • On holiday next week

James Westby

Distributed Development

  • Continuing to push launchpad changes. Not a lot of coding this week,
    • but going through the time-consuming process of landing changes.
  • Merged various patches and prepared a (hopefully final) upload of
    • bzr-builddeb for lucid.


  • Much sponsoring.
  • Some lucid bug fixing.
  • Archive admin duty.
  • Helped debug the gwibber CPU usage issue.

Loïc Minier

Matthias Klose

Michael Vogt


  • updated for beta-2
  • app-install data update
  • apt ddtp update


  • improve exception logging in the auto-upgrade testerimprove exception logging in the auto-upgrade tester
  • look over the upgrade logs
  • report odd bind9 behavior (#556332)
  • report failure on 8.04->10.04 and attach fix (#556343)

  • review/merge branch lp:~barry/update-manager/132311-bootspace
  • add est_kernel_size.py helper, merge into lucid branch
  • review/refactor quirks
  • refresh translations, manually unfuzzy strings for 10.04 LTS
  • update quirks for hardy->lucid upgrade

  • support i18n in release notes uri
  • add extra protection against removal of video drivers (#556629)
  • debug upgrade failure #551782
  • improve logging
  • save system state prior to the upgrade (#551646)
  • raise i18n issue (#559018) with the pt translators
  • test new version on hardy, lucid for a new upload
  • Analyize upgrade failure (broken metacity/compiz-gnoem)


  • fix unicode/utf8 textwrap issues in ddtp upload (#552542)
  • Apt-ddtp update, fix some utf8 issues (#445331)
  • add check against invalid utf-8 and upload new ddpt translations
  • debug/fix crash in apt-get source #556056


  • talk about my two branches
  • target #558429 to be sure it lands in time
  • clarify status on SeedManagement wiki page

  • push lp:~mvo/launchpad/support-timeframe-kubuntu (+merge request)


  • fix missing cache changes monitoring (LP: #432555)
  • work with zyga to figure out some slowness issues
  • review/merge lp:~gary-lasker/software-center/lp556995
  • review/merge lp:~mmcg069/software-center/pathbar-atk
  • profiling and making the UI nicer on long operations
  • Work on software-center responsivness
  • add experimental spinner when changing pages


  • fix #556297
  • merge branch lp:~kelemeng/gdebi/bug-554731
  • cherry pick i18n fix for gdebi #554731
  • Friendly-recovery: merge i18n fixes (#430926)
  • Friendly-revoery: try to debug failure to run at all (#543580), not much success
  • Debug/send ticket to fix #523714 (changelogs.ubuntu.com needs newer dpkg)
  • Gdebi: fix issue with missing --auto-deconfigure
  • Upload new compiz with fix for #428769
  • GSoC: look at some proposals
  • debugging thread deadlock without success

Scott James Remnant

Steve Langasek

Release management

  • write a script to batch-load AMIs onto the ISO tracker; submitting 12

webforms by hand for the 12 different AMIs each time there's a respin is tedious

  • Lucid Beta 2



  • fix wrong kernel load address in dove netboot image (541399)

  • goffice: fix the upgrade path for libgoffice-0.8-8
  • fglrx-installer: upgrade fix, i386 build fix
  • kubuntu-logo plymouth theme: fix text placement to match ubuntu-logo
  • mythbuntu-default-settings, lubuntu-artwork, ubuntustudio-look,

xubuntu-artwork: add deps on plymouth-label

  • move plymouth deps around so metapackages don't pull in themes that

flavors don't want

  • paw: fix for FTBFS
  • plymouth: fix for initramfs-less systems; and fix initramfs hook script

for the case when only the text theme is installed (554566)

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