• Alexander Sack (asac)
  • Ben Collins (BenC)
  • Bryce Harrington (bryce)
  • Colin Watson (cjwatson)
  • Rick Clark (dendrobates)
  • Henrik Omma (heno)
  • Dustin Kirkland (kirkland)
  • Loïc Minier (lool)
  • Michael Vogt (mvo)
  • Emmet Hikory (persia)
  • Pete Graner (pgraner)
  • Martin Pitt (pitti)
  • Scott Kitterman (ScottK)
  • Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
  • Steve Beattie (sbeattie)
  • Steve Langasek (slangasek) - chair


  • Matt Zimmerman


  • Outstanding items from last week
  • Milestoned bugs
  • Milestoned features
  • General feature update
  • Known regressions
  • Hardware testing
  • ISO size
  • Future issues expected to impact the release (e.g. major upstream changes pending)
  • Scheduling Ubuntu 8.04.2

Outstanding items

  • mathiaz still working on openldap 2.4.11 update
  • Foundation team concerns about kernel package split resolved
  • Kernel team items for the alpha-4 Technical Overview yet to be done

ISO Size

  • significant progress made on CD sizing, by refactoring libgweather
  • uncompressed Packages files blocked on bug #255545
  • Luke continuing to investigate desktop sound downsampling

Milestoned Bugs

Desktop Team

  • gnome-keyring ssh issue resolved since last meeting (252498)

  • "reboot and halt" policykit issue not yet resolved, has been retargeted to alpha-5 with using gdm interface as a workaround for alpha-4
  • camera handling and USB disk mounting now working with the new permissions setup
  • apport re-enabled by default
  • sound events currently not working
  • langpacks not yet available for intrepid
  • pdf-as-standard-print-job-format spec pending, should not be disruptive

  • printerdriverautodownload spec postponed

Kernel Team

  • new kernel upload planned for today, no ABI changes planned
  • BenC investigating gfx weirdness with uvesafb (affects usplash), not a blocker for alpha-4

Foundations Team

  • X input hotplugging is done
  • NetworkManager 0.7 is done

    • should get some liveCD testing using images including the new NM
  • compcache postponed to after alpha-4
  • ubiquity 1.9.8 pushed for alpha-4, but the installer team is all on vacation next week so don't break the installer!
  • OOo slipping until alpha-5

Server Team

  • no blockers
  • landscape-client, likewise-open, and tomcat6.x all being worked on before alpha-4

QA Team

Mobile Team

  • nothing new to report; mobile expected to be on-track wrt the freeze

MOTU-Release Team

  • ongoing discussions among MOTU about cruft removal
  • process should be improved to notify MOTU about packages demoted from main, so that they can be considered for archive removal entirely if appropriate rather than being "orphaned" in universe
  • REVU has been slow this cycle, so the number of new packages for intrepid is expected to be small

Ubuntu 8.04.2 schedule

  • 8.04.1+6 months is right after Christmas, which is awkward
  • cjwatson suggests aiming for late January, and to begin preparation around mid-November
  • goals expected to be less ambitious than for 8.04.1
    • cjwatson will send out a note to remind folks that 8.04.1 was a special case, and not all work should be mirrored to hardy
  • settled on Jan 22 as the Ubuntu 8.04.2 release date

Action Items

  • dendrobates to follow up with mathiaz about a samba 3.2 blurb for the Technical Overview
  • mvo to investigate 255545

  • pitti to coordinate with tkamppeter to resolve ghostscript package bloat issue
  • asac to email ubuntu-devel-announce with directions for testing
  • slangasek to follow up with kirkland on patch for bug 33649

  • heno to follow up with davmor2 on 253686

  • slangasek and ScottK to discuss with ubuntu-qa about tools for identifying work needing done (e.g., NBS rebuilds)
  • slangasek to add 8.04.2 release date (Jan 22) to calendar

ReleaseTeam/Meeting/2008-08-08 (last edited 2008-09-09 19:20:42 by minbar)