• Launchpad Entry: unr-karmic-seeds

  • Created: 2009-05-20

  • Contributors: Steve Kowalik, Emmet Hikory, Loic Minier

  • Packages affected: mobile-meta, ubuntu-meta, some infrastructure


Currently seeds for UNR are their own seed pod with the MID seed. This specification is to discuss if we should move the UNR seed out, and if so, where to.

Release Note

Not needed, no user-visible changes.


With Ubuntu MID moving to a community flavour, it makes sense to move UNR away from the mobile seed pod into it's own, and to update the tools that have the seed location set.



The UNR seed, which is the netbook-remix file, the live file, and STRUCTURE, will be moved from the mobile.karmic bzr branch into a unr.karmic bzr branch.

Modulo some Launchpad changes, the task can be named ubuntu-netbook-remix, like the meta package is, and livecd-rootfs updated to install that task.

The ubuntu-netbook-remix package will be built from unr-meta.

UI Changes

Should cover changes required to the UI, or specific UI that is required to implement this

Code Changes

Code changes should include an overview of what needs to change, and in some cases even the specific details.


The cdimage code, unr-meta, and any other places that call germinate will need to be taught about the new location of the UNR seeds.

Test/Demo Plan

As long as the meta package is buildable, and the task visible, this should have little to no impact.

BoF agenda and discussion

  • what a seed is? Discussed to bring everyone up to speed
  • proposal to break out a new branch
  • UNR seeds - other issues How do you test these seeds - there is no user interface to it, it is a plumbing change.
  • The concern is about structure
  • This is a nice to have - naming, MID specific , more people have access
  • If we do split then we can create another seed gtk desktop common. This only makes sense if we create mobile seed.
  • loic - Why do we want to split things out?
  • Steve,Emmit - Nice to have and ????
  • OGR models are different we won't have access to different packages (Main,.... )
  • Because of meta pkgs
  • Rookery will explode
  • 30 pkgs need to included, Check with robbie agree on moving to ubuntu
  • find out next step after checking with Robbie
  • Open Question -Do we use ubuntu live, or our own live - mobile???


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