There's always a lot of work to do in Ubuntu's Universe and Multiverse.
Here a quick list of suggestions, where you can help out:
[http://merges.ubuntu.com/universe.html Merges/Syncs for Hardy]
Packaging New Software
Check out ["MOTU/TODO/NewSoftware"].
Help to fix packages that are not installable. A list can be found [http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/debcheck/debcheck.py?list=relationship%2dDepends&arch=ANY on debcheck] updated 6-hourly.
Component-specific unmetdeps lists are also available: [http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/debcheck/debcheck.py?list=universe-only-relationship%2dDepends&arch=ANY universe] [http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/debcheck/debcheck.py?list=multiverse-only-relationship%2dDepends&arch=ANY multiverse]
Some of them are main packages, please sort them out. If you want to take care of them... even better.
Best to use a clean pbuilder environment if possible. See: ["PbuilderHowto"].
apt-get source <package> and debuild or dpkg-buildpackage`
- Many of the packages just need a fresh rebuild.
Other Packaging tasks
Incorporate Debian RC fixes: http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/bugs/rcbugs/
Review outstanding lintian issues: http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/lintian/reports/tags.html
Lists of packages needing updates due to depends on obsolete package names (e.g., library transitions): http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-archive/NBS/
Check out other QA activities: http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/
Piuparts Logs: http://people.ubuntu.com/~liw/piuparts/ ([https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2007-December/024893.html instructions])
- Look for potential security fixes:
- Code Needed:
- Help migrate applications away from wxWindows2.4: ["MOTU/wx2.4Migration"]
Help develop GUI tool for monitor/resolution configuration: https://launchpad.net/~displayconfig-gtk
Help develop failsafe X mode: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/bullet-proof-x
Universe / Multiverse Bugs
Check out ["MOTU/TODO/Bugs"].