For minutes of previous meetings, please see FoundationsTeam.


Lightning round order

   1 from random import shuffle
   2 team = [
   3     'Keybuk',
   4     'barry',
   5     'cjwatson',
   6     'doko',
   7     'ev',
   8     'mvo',
   9     'surbhi',
  10     ]
  11 order = team[:]
  12 shuffle(order)
  13 print ', '.join(order)



  • 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
  • Next week's chair

Outstanding actions from last meeting

Actions from this meeting

Chair for next meeting

Meeting Log


Activity reports

Barry Warsaw


  • import debian's python 2.7 package
  • fix sysconfig/python2.7-minimal bug & submitted debian bug report

  • updated udd docs
  • moved py27 stack to ~pythoneers
  • dealing with numpy/pygtk ppa ftbfs


  • ported doko's versioned .so files patch to py3k
  • repaired test failures
  • added distutils support
  • testing
  • discussed w/POX
  • will take upstream to python-dev


  • discovered and reported initramfs-tools-bin mav amd64 package fail
  • rt issue re: pipermail
  • ppu rights granted for c-j, flufl.* and a few others
  • need to upload new versions

Colin Watson

  • Reviewed and applied Phillip Susi's patch to fix a dmraid regression in lucid installations (568050).

  • foundations-m-spring-cleaning:

    • Removed gnupg-curl and libldap (and extensive dependencies) from the base system.
  • foundations-m-btrfs-support:

    • Uploaded Joey's partman-btrfs to Debian, synced to Ubuntu, and fixed a simple bug in it. Installer support should work now.
    • Landed basic grub-probe btrfs / support in Ubuntu (Surbhi is working on /boot support).
    • Applied btrfs discovery patch to Debian parted (cleaning up a few other bugs along the way), and landed that in Ubuntu.
  • foundations-m-uefi-support:

    • Stopped adding umask=007,gid=46 to fstab for EFI System Partitions.
    • Extended EFI version of grub-install to be able to install into a UEFI-specification-compliant location.
    • Handled GRUB EFI upgrades.
    • Arranged to mount method=efi filesystems on /boot/efi.
    • Created EFI System Partitions automatically on */efi subarchitectures.
  • Technical Board meeting (chaired).
  • Merged: initramfs-tools (giant), grub2 (and consequential fixups in lupin)
  • Sponsorship:

Evan Dandrea

  • Meeting with Michael to discuss the state of the install design specification and brainstorm for the unfinished parts.
  • Mail to Amanda to discuss the restricted extras option.
  • Started working on the progress widget. Leveraged VteTerminal and in-memory GTK styles to match Michael's mock-ups.

  • Ran through a ubiquity install in debug mode to verify where we are writing to the debconf database (SET and INPUT).

Matthias Klose

Michael Vogt

  • on vacation last week

FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0623 (last edited 2010-07-28 15:15:58 by robbie.w)