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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

Activity reports

Barry Warsaw

  • Short week due to USA holiday
  • f-m-robust-python-packaging
    • versioned .so files patch
    • email discussion upstream
    • need to write PEP
  • f-m-python-versions
    • scripting py2.7 archive PPA in ~pythoneers
  • misc
    • python-distribute upstream patch testing
    • installing maverick on macbookpro
    • attended uefi presentation

Colin Watson

  • Backported dpkg sync performance improvement (570805) to lucid-proposed.

  • Picked up a few stray casper bugs, and uploaded USB update-initramfs shim fix (591207) to lucid-proposed.

  • Switched to vga=788 in the installer, which is lots faster in kvm.
  • GRUB 2:
    • Switched /boot/grub/device.map to by-id device names.
    • Added --debug-image= option to grub-install to save on some manual work when debugging.
    • More documentation work.
    • Merged persistent device names in install_devices back to Debian, fixing a cluster of RC bugs, and fixing several bugs in our prior implementation in the process.
    • Caught up with some grub2 SRUs: German translation bug (580178), incorrect postinst install_devices logic (580408), and avoiding offering dangerous partition choices for grub-install (576724).

  • open-iscsi build fix (600953).

  • Assisted with Maverick Alpha 2 release.

Evan Dandrea

  • Short week; vacation on Monday.
  • Hacked together a wireless network configuration page using the NetworkManager dbus API. The installer will eventually support ConnMan as well.

  • Uploaded a new ubiquity and Wubi.
  • Replied to press questions on the installer redesign.
  • Created a 10.04 netbook USB disk for Cezzaine.
  • Mail to several people on coordinating efforts around custom widgets and libraries.
  • Created a GreyableBin container that uses client side windows to create a greyed-out effect.

Matthias Klose

Michael Vogt


  • App-install-data review/update, upload for alpha2
  • App-install-data-commercial: review/merge update for brian
  • Command-not-found data update
  • Flashplugin-nonfree: upload new version that fixes upgrade failure
  • Gdebi: port to python-apt 0.8
  • Grub: recover from "unaligned pointer" bootup failure in maverick
  • Langauge-selector: fix aptdaemon dialogs returning too early
  • Langauge-selector: fix crash on startup in dbus backend
  • Language-selector: help arne with deprecation warnings
  • Review/merge arnes language-selector branch
  • Synaptic: merge lp:~jibel/synaptic/bug.597874
  • Upload new app-install-data-partner
  • Upload new python-lazr.restfulclient that fixes #599332


  • Apt-xapian-index: work on whats-new plugin
  • Aptdaemon: debug/fix crash with STAT_FAILED/STAT_ERROR, upload new version (thanks to seb)
  • Aptdaemon: prepare new version with download-vendor-keys support
  • S-c-agent: debuan/fix odd realtive/absolute import schema validation bug
  • S-c-agent: improve docs, port to python-lazr.restfulclient 0.9.18+
  • Software-center-agent: add "categories" to the Application/IApplication (lp:~mvo/software-center-agent/categories-support
  • agent: fixes from merge-review
  • buy-something: add code to update DB from software-center-agent
  • fix bug in carousel view, upload new version
  • push plugin branch
  • review lp:~mmcg069/software-center/appdetailsview-gtk
  • review/merge lp:~mmcg069/software-center/catview-conform-w-spec
  • start work on the client that calls the stub API
  • update python-lazr.restful to latest upstream for s-c-agent
  • work on broken cache handling (#430200) and dirty-dpkg-journal 1
  • work on new-app persistance (lp:~mvo/software-center/whats-new


  • discussion about rollback, work with david on review
  • work with #debian-apt on rollback solution
  • Python-apt: add "dpkg_journal_dirty" property to detect another failure conditi on in the apt cache 31 min
  • Python-apt: add test for debfile.py based on gdebi test deb package
  • Python-apt: fix incorrect conflicts for provides
  • Review/merge lp:~kiwinote/python-apt/merge-gdebi-changes
  • Review/merged lp:~kiwinote/gdebi/use-python-apt


  • Update-manager: merge lp:~and471/update-manager/fix-bug-386196
  • Update-manager: port progress classes to python-apt 0.8
  • Update-manager: review upgrade tester results and move milestone for #535132
  • Update-manager: upload new SRU to lucid-proposed
  • Update-notifier: add hook dir for oneconf when cache changes
  • Update-manager: upload new SRU to lucid-proposed
  • Update-notifier: add hook dir for oneconf when cache changes
  • Update-notifier: review https://code.edge.launchpad.net/~didrocks/update-notifier/async-scripts/

  • Update-notifier: send example for update-notifier events to keybuk for refactor update notifier spec

Scott James Remnant

Surbhi Palande

  • fixed some bugs in btrfs support for grub2. Submitted the patch on grub-devel@gnu.org. Waiting to see whether it can be passed as GPL3.

  • worked on bug 598946 - of applying a patch for btrfs support to gparted. Submitted a proposed merge request for the same. Need to rework on this - got comments from cjwatson.
  • started work on mdadm delta

FoundationsTeam/Meetings/2010/0707 (last edited 2010-07-18 16:27:41 by mvo)