General Agenda Items and Proposals




Show of hands to gauge attendance


Review ACTIONS from the last meeting


Weekly report - Update from QA meeting and team


Weekly report - Update from IRC OP's team


Weekly report - Update from Devs teams


Weekly report - Update from Docs team


Lsc 0.0.4 (time to) release


dependencies of lubuntu-core


Lubuntu Team Meeting


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#title #ubuntu-meeting: Lubuntu Team Meeting

Meeting started by gilir at 20:03:38 UTC. The full logs are available at http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2012/ubuntu-meeting.2012-02-15-20.03.log.html .

Meeting summary

  • gilir - Review ACTIONS from the last meeting
  • phillw - Weekly report - Update from QA meeting and team
  • Unit193 - Weekly report - Update from IRC OP's team
  • gilir - Weekly report - Update from Devs teams
  • MrChrisDruif - Weekly report - Update from Docs team

  • wxl - dependencies of lubuntu-core
  • others topics

LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lubuntu.official (wxl, 21:00:19)

Meeting ended at 21:04:09 UTC.


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  • 20:03:38 <gilir> #startmeeting Lubuntu Team Meeting

    20:03:38 <meetingology> Meeting started Wed Feb 15 20:03:38 2012 UTC. The chair is gilir. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/meetingology.

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    20:03:55 * gilir looks around for people Smile :)

    20:04:01 <phillw> o/ 20:04:02 * Unit193 20:04:07 * wxl

    20:04:29 <Unit193> wxl: Monkey.... Wink ;)

    20:04:34 <wxl> Wink ;)

    20:04:58 <gilir> few people tonight, it should be a quick one this time Smile :)

    20:05:14 <gilir> aganda : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/IRC%20Meetings/Agenda

    20:05:19 <kanliot> k

    20:05:40 <gilir> #topic gilir - Review ACTIONS from the last meeting

    20:05:59 <gilir> clipboard "issue" is fixed, in time for feature freeze Smile :)

    20:06:12 <phillw> well done Smile :)

    20:06:22 <wxl> \o/

    20:06:28 <wxl> "yes!"

    20:06:41 <gilir> still looking for the oversize of alternate

    20:06:58 <wxl> gilir: looking FOR or looking INTO?

    20:07:19 <gilir> wxl, into

    20:07:22 <phillw> it's very close. with feature freeze, I'm told that ubuntu should not keep adding stuff into them!

    20:07:24 <wxl> k

    20:07:38 <gilir> sorry, my english is worst when I'm tired Smile :)

    20:08:05 <gilir> phillw, same for us, we will focus on bug fixing after FF

    20:08:50 <gilir> no more actions from previous meeting, I'll continue with the agenda

    20:09:10 <gilir> #topic phillw - Weekly report - Update from QA meeting and team

    20:09:47 <wxl> brb need more coffee

    20:09:58 <phillw> As with all teams, a mad rush for FF. There are no screaming bugs and we do now seem to have enough people interested in PPC to form https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Testing/PPC

    20:10:03 <StephenSmally> Hi guys, sorry i'm late

    20:10:43 <phillw> I've queried about adding the ppc emulation onto KVM / qemu - but this needs some more research.

    20:10:56 <phillw> that's all from QA

    20:11:24 <gilir> thanks phillw , let us know if you have big issues when testing PPC

    20:11:42 <gilir> #topic Unit193 - Weekly report - Update from IRC OP's team

    20:11:52 <Unit193> 1. There is confusion as to how someone gets unbanned, this was brought up after someone got unbanned. 2. We've swapped ubot2 out for ubottu now, so the bantracker will help keep track of bans, and package info should be working better. 3. I may be m

    20:11:57 <Unit193> issing something, so if anyone has a comment?

    20:12:59 <MrChrisDruif> There WAS confusion about unbanning, but this was cleared in the mailing-list afaik

    20:13:32 <Unit193> Not quite it seems.

    20:14:10 <Unit193> Questions? Comments?

    20:14:11 <MrChrisDruif> What is still unclear then?

    20:14:58 <Unit193> Well, not having official access to bantracker yet will make it harder, but everything else should be about good.

    20:15:32 <Unit193> Though, it was ubot5, not ubot2.

    20:16:13 <gilir> ok, thanks Unit193 Smile :)

    20:16:31 <MrChrisDruif> The Lubuntu ops decide if and when a person gets unbanned, so I'm certain about why there seems to be confusion about bans at all

    20:17:10 <Unit193> Well, telling what the issue was with someone, or if they understand what went wrong.

    20:18:21 <gilir> I'll go directly to dev team report, if you have comment on comm or support team, we will answer them at the end of the meeting

    20:18:25 <MrChrisDruif> But now with ubottu should make this more clear for all the ops?

    20:19:05 <Unit193> MrChrisDruif: Yes, once everything is finished with setting up.

    20:19:25 <MrChrisDruif> Alright, no further questions _

    20:19:43 <gilir> we just need to be nice with the new bot Wink ;)

    20:19:58 <Unit193> Aye, no kicking her.

    20:20:00 <MrChrisDruif> Ghehe

    20:20:17 <MrChrisDruif> Only sweet-talk to her?

    20:20:19 <MrChrisDruif> Wink ;-)

    20:20:21 <gilir> #topic gilir - Weekly report - Update from Devs teams

    20:20:30 <phillw> kicking ubottu would result in death !

    20:20:42 <gilir> As you may know, Feature Freeze is very close

    20:20:59 <MrChrisDruif> Yes, tomorrow!

    20:21:04 <phillw> 24 hours and 40 minutes...

    20:21:12 <gilir> after this, no new feature can be added, unless we add some documentation and justification for it

    20:21:32 <gilir> and I don't like to write this Smile :)

    20:21:54 <gilir> we manage to update some components last week

    20:22:18 <gilir> new lxkeymap with autostart support

    20:22:24 <gilir> lxsession with clipboard

    20:22:30 <MrChrisDruif> o/

    20:22:31 <gilir> LSC with ratings

    20:22:42 <gilir> lxpanel with a lot of bugfixes

    20:23:31 <gilir> so if you are running precise, please test them Smile :)

    20:23:50 <gilir> especially, if you had bugs with lxpanel, please test again Smile :)

    20:24:08 <gilir> but don't worry, we can still fix bug after FF

    20:24:33 <phillw> o/

    20:24:50 <gilir> I think it's all, any questions ?

    20:24:56 <MrChrisDruif> Yup

    20:25:00 <kanliot> question time?

    20:25:02 <kanliot> yes

    20:25:09 <kanliot> in lubuntu precise, every new window gets maximized. annoying at first, it gets worse and worse as you try and get work done.

    20:25:09 <kanliot> it's a feature that should be removed from lubuntu because we aren't using the unity stuff

    20:25:19 <phillw> is there any way that setting up full screen on launch of apps could be integrated, or are we too late for that now?

    20:25:55 <gilir> kanliot, we added so people can test it Smile :)

    20:26:05 <MrChrisDruif> Not current release, but I just thought about it: 10.04 was supposedly a LTS release? What needs to be done to make a dot-release for it (as I think we haven't had one in all this time)

    20:26:17 <leszek> hi

    20:26:51 <MrChrisDruif> Aloha leszek

    20:26:53 <kanliot> please take the maximized windows out.. it's horrible

    20:26:57 <gilir> phillw, I may have a solution to have an option available to swith it on or off, but it may be short in time Sad :(

    20:26:57 <phillw> MrChrisDruif: we simply do not have enough people in dev to have LTS's

    20:27:18 <phillw> gilir: I appreciate that time is short now!

    20:27:53 <gilir> kanliot, you are not the only one who complain about it, we can still turn it off

    20:27:54 <leszek> yeah for LTS we need maintainers that want to maintain and also patch pcmanfm, lxpanel and all other packages for 5 years

    20:28:04 <leszek> thats a huge work

    20:28:15 <MrChrisDruif> phillw; a dot-release is more than packaging I understand?

    20:28:50 <gilir> MrChrisDruif, you mean dot-release for 10.04, or for 12.04, or both ?

    20:29:05 <phillw> MrChrisDruif: as 10.04 was before adoption, it was never an LTS. We want to support it, as it is the last one with the old chip-set stuff.

    20:29:06 <leszek> MrChrisDruif: sometimes you need to write patches or backport them, especially when a software isn't maintained in this version in upstream anymore

    20:29:16 <MrChrisDruif> gilir; 10.04

    20:29:53 <MrChrisDruif> As we've already decided that 12.04 won't be a LTS

    20:29:54 <gilir> MrChrisDruif, considering the horrible work we done to maintain 10.04, I'm not sure it's a good idea

    20:30:17 <gilir> MrChrisDruif, also, people can still install 10.04, and upgrade after

    20:31:01 <gilir> it's the same result than a dot-release, you just dont have ISO already updated

    20:31:32 <MrChrisDruif> So the work is already done, but it isn't "packaged" into a release/iso?

    20:31:39 <Unit193> And LX stuff may not get in.

    20:31:50 <phillw> gilir: I have a crazy idea, but if on installation of 10.04 as a minimal iso - would people be able to lock the kernel from exceeding their kernel limit but still get a newer lubuntu-desktop?

    20:32:00 <gilir> MrChrisDruif, there is no ISO yes

    20:33:01 <gilir> phillw, you mean to prevent the drop of the support of some CPU after 10.04 ?

    20:33:04 <phillw> afaik, it is the dropping of cpu support as of 10.10 that is the issue.

    20:33:12 <gilir> Smile :)

    20:33:12 <phillw> gilir: yes.

    20:33:13 <leszek> phillw: hmm... an unofficial precise ISO with the 10.04 kernel ?

    20:33:41 <gilir> phillw, unfortunatly no, because it's not only the kernel, every packages are affected

    20:33:53 <phillw> leszek: a way of them getting the precise stuff, but retain their kernel.

    20:34:12 <gilir> it's not the same issue than PAE

    20:34:18 <leszek> yeah they could use the old kernel with the newer precise base, that should be possible

    20:34:21 <phillw> gilir: okies... I did say it was a crazy idea. :P

    20:34:23 <leszek> ah ok

    20:34:29 <leszek> I only thought about PAE

    20:34:41 <phillw> I was also only thinking about PAE.

    20:35:12 <gilir> non-PAE are available on precise, so people can still upgrade from previous release

    20:35:40 <leszek> ah nice Smile :)

    20:36:21 <phillw> from 10.04? That would be one mass of updates to go 10.04 --> 10.10 --> 11.04 --> 11.10 --> 12.04 !

    20:36:29 <gilir> and about maximised by default, we can talk about it next week, and let people discuss on the mailing list about this

    20:37:23 <gilir> phillw, I think there is an option for 10.04 to 12.04 directly

    20:37:54 <gilir> any other question for devs ?

    20:37:58 <phillw> gilir: I think that needs a 10.04.4 - which is relased for ubuntu, kubuntu and server tomorrow.

    20:38:34 <gilir> #topic MrChrisDruif - Weekly report - Update from Docs team

    20:38:37 <wxl> gilir: is max by default now the plan??

    20:38:42 <wxl> (i thought it was a bug)

    20:38:57 <wxl> regardless of one's preference, if that's the intention, then that's fine

    20:39:06 <gilir> wxl, under discussion, but can be drop later

    20:39:22 <wxl> ok well someone intended it, so that's fine Big Grin :)

    20:39:26 <MrChrisDruif> Various "bugs" reported and dealt with, otherwise nothing to report.

    20:39:56 <MrChrisDruif> Questions?

    20:40:22 <gilir> thanks MrChrisDruif Smile :)

    20:40:32 <wxl> MrChrisDruif: the "game plan?"

    20:40:54 <wxl> i might have missed it; i've been very busy personally lately

    20:41:16 <MrChrisDruif> My personal keeps heavily interrupting any plans/time to work on anything like that.

    20:41:53 <wxl> MrChrisDruif: well we can discuss this afterward but i think some direction would be good for the team as a whole. if you have some like quick notes or something i could probably embellish on them and get them up somewhere.

    20:41:53 <MrChrisDruif> But if others from the Docs team have a great plan to implement, I'm mainly a POC (Point Of Contact)

    20:42:54 <MrChrisDruif> A good team leader doesn't determine the route to go, but makes sure everyone on the team is going the same direction.

    20:42:54 <phillw> wxl: MrChrisDruif I do have an update re: duplicated/ triplicated pages. I'll get something into a mail.

    20:43:08 <wxl> phillw: thx nuff sed Wink ;)

    20:43:43 <MrChrisDruif> This means that if the general consensus is a certain idea, I'll try to keep everyone working on that idea

    20:43:56 <MrChrisDruif> wxl; sed? Wink ;-)

    20:44:02 <wxl> MrChrisDruif: yeah it's direction that i'm referring to. like i wonder what the major issues are. what's the low hanging fruit, etc.?

    20:44:20 <wxl> MrChrisDruif: s/sed/said/ Wink ;)

    20:45:43 <gilir> ok, let's continue Smile :)

    20:46:02 <gilir> Yorvyk is not here, let's move the item to next week

    20:46:14 <MrChrisDruif> Low hanging fruit? Major obstacle is indeed the duplication and information on the wrong area (help on wiki and vice verse)

    20:46:24 <gilir> StephenSmally, something to say about LSC, since it's released ? Smile :)

    20:47:45 <MrChrisDruif> gilir; shouldn't this be in a new topic?

    20:48:33 <gilir> MrChrisDruif, it was a topic last week, now I don't think there is something to say Smile :)

    20:49:06 <gilir> let's move to the last item

    20:49:23 <gilir> #topic wxl - dependencies of lubuntu-core

    20:49:27 <StephenSmally> Not much to say

    20:49:34 <wxl> oh yeah forgot about that one

    20:49:40 <gilir> wxl, I finally understand what you mean about this Smile :)

    20:49:41 <StephenSmally> It's out :-P

    20:50:31 <StephenSmally> (Anyway, no one removed the old item in the agenda about LSC, i wasn't planning to talk about)

    20:50:41 <wxl> gilir: i think this may be resolved if i read the mailing list correct in that it sounds like lubuntu-core is growing a bit to be a bit more "functional" and require the average user to be able to install it without having to do anything extra to get some basics going

    20:51:07 <gilir> wxl, to clarify, I added a depend on some common packages for desktop meta-package

    20:51:14 <wxl> although i think for some people it would be nice to have a totally stripped down version, but this is possible with net install, yes?

    20:51:32 <MrChrisDruif> You mentioned it in the mailing-list already gilir

    20:52:03 <gilir> wxl, yes, everything is possible with a net install Smile :)

    20:52:23 <gilir> MrChrisDruif, arf, sorry, my memory is not so good today Smile :)

    20:52:31 <wxl> gilir: right so we're done with this topic. MrChrisDruif/phillw -- have we already fixed the wiki on this subject?

    20:53:21 <MrChrisDruif> I think so, but I'll update the minimal install with links to the corresponding packages.ubuntu.com pages

    20:53:50 <phillw> wxl: 12.04 is not yet released, along with the three options out of the 5 that we expect people to wish to use.

    20:54:13 <phillw> but it is not a major re-write Smile :)

    20:54:25 <wxl> phillw: ahh good point. we should put that on the todo list for later

    20:54:48 <wxl> or perhaps just populate the wiki with the new info (maybe at the bottom) for those that are already testing

    20:54:51 <MrChrisDruif> We do need to decide on which installations we might want to suggest on the minimial install page

    20:55:17 <phillw> MrChrisDruif: I'd go for the 3.... full desktop, core and minimal core.

    20:55:48 <phillw> doing a desktop with no-recoomends seems so wierd :P

    20:55:49 <MrChrisDruif> phillw; yeah, but I'd go for core, minimal-desktop and desktop

    20:57:03 <wxl> when in actuality there are 5 real options: core, minimal-core, desktop, minimal-desktop, and whatever you want with the netinstall

    20:57:12 <phillw> MrChrisDruif: but we can discuss the 5 available options,

    20:57:26 <wxl> i think we should explain them all because in reality people are giong to ask about them all at some point

    20:57:49 <MrChrisDruif> Yup, seems like a mailing-list topic

    20:58:04 <wxl> that will allow those people that aren't happy with just the standard install to just pick and choose what works for them

    20:58:23 <wxl> of course standard install is desktop, so why talk about it? Wink ;)

    20:58:56 <gilir> we are closed to the end of the meeting, anything to add ?

    20:59:03 <phillw> on the areas of comms-team.... a discussion is ongoing for a re-vamp of lubuntu.net on the general mailing list. For support team, it seems to be gelling and allowing people from the various support systems chat to each other. nothing else to really report on them both that I am aware of.

    20:59:21 <gilir> #topic others topics

    20:59:30 <wxl> i will add re: comms that the facebook group is up to 52 members

    20:59:32 <wxl> and growing

    20:59:44 <wxl> discussions are active, especially with phillw's help Wink ;)

    20:59:50 <Unit193> What facebook group? There's quite a few now.

    21:00:04 <MrChrisDruif> Lubuntu Official I think he means

    21:00:19 <wxl> https://www.facebook.com/groups/lubuntu.official

    21:00:23 <wxl> there is only "one" now

    21:00:27 <phillw> I'm on them all... makes little difference to me Smile :)

    21:01:03 <kanliot> i talked to one of the team member doing the website. he's doesn't knwo what is required from him

    21:01:24 <wxl> unlike the others, this is one that we actually have control over

    21:02:15 <phillw> wxl: I though lubuntu was under the control of Mario?

    21:02:25 <kanliot> i think the guy is frustrated that he feels that he doesnt have control

    21:02:31 <kanliot> i donno

    21:02:42 <kanliot> IMHO could be fixed easily

    21:02:54 <wxl> phillw: didn't think so-- from what i gathered

    21:03:08 <phillw> one for the mailing list Smile :)

    21:03:15 <gilir> phillw, it should be

    21:03:28 <kanliot> i'll bring it up onthe mailing list thnx

    21:04:01 <gilir> ok thanks everyone, it's time Smile :)

    21:04:09 <gilir> #endmeeting

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