November

  • Meeting 2010-11-02
    • Chair: Kees Cook
    • Present: Martin Pitt, Matt Zimmerman, Colin Watson, Mark Shuttleworth
    • Apologies: Scott James Remnant
    • Guests: Emmet Hikory
    • Action review
      • Colin to ensure that documentation on nature of extras.ubuntu.com archive makes it into process docs, and ensure that ARB legality checks are synchronised with those of ubuntu-archive. carry over

      • Matt to follow up with Brian on 174375 DONE

    • Dynamic "per package upload permissions" for Debian Developers
      • Supported in theory, formal proposal desired, since the details will be the hard part.
    • Micro release exception request for Chromium
      • Approved and documented.
    • Quarterly Brainstorm review
      • [ACTION] Matt to write up Quarterly Brainstorm review and send to TB mailing list.
    • TB meeting moved to 1500 UTC
    • Next chair: sabdfl
  • Meeting 2010-11-16
    • Chair: Martin Pitt
    • Present: Colin Watson, Kees Cook, Scott James Remnant
    • Guests: Scott Kitterman, Allison Randall, John Lenton, Eric Casteleijn
    • Action review
      • Colin to ensure that documentation on nature of extras.ubuntu.com archive makes it into process docs, and ensure that ARB legality checks are synchronised with those of ubuntu-archive. DONE

      • Matt to write up Quarterly Brainstorm review and send to TB mailing list. DONE

    • KDE micro version update exception
    • couchdb on lucid: backport 1.0
      • https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/technical-board/2010-November/000563.html

      • UbuntuOne cloud servers got updated to couchdb 1.0 to handle the load and SSL

      • According to README and James Westby, the 0.10 -> 1.0 upgrade needs to be done manually for the system wide instance

      • Impact on per-user couchdbs to be clarified
      • API is said to not have changed "much", but any change will break existing couchdb applications, and thus needs to be clarified and evaluated
      • will cause problems with shared home directories and clients with mixed 1.0/0.1 packages
      • To be investigated by U1 team: introduce couchdb-1.0 package into lucid; what other packages need to be changed, what's the impact?
      • To be re-discussed at next meeting with more information on the wiki page
    • ARB exception proposal
      • https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PostReleaseApps/MaverickExceptionsProposal

      • Public python libraries shouldn't be a matter for these packages
      • Private libraries could be kept in the app dir by setting sys.path
        • Can quickly templates be updated in lucid to automatically add the application dir to sys.path?
        • Non-quickly apps would have a requirement to set this up by themselves; is that practical?
      • .pyc files are not a must, so we could ship maverick packages without them
      • general opinion was that making an exception for desktop files only would be okay
      • Some discussion whether using a vendor prefix in /opt would make sense
    • Next chair: sabdfl (carried over)
  • Meeting 2010-11-30
    • Log: http://www.novarata.net/mootbot/ubuntu-meeting.20101130_0859.html

    • Chair: Matt Zimmerman
    • Other members present: Martin Pitt
    • Guests: Allison Randall, John Lenton, Eric Casteleijn, Rick Spencer, Stuart Langridge, Emmet Hikory
    • Action review
      • KDE microversion SRU docs - done
    • couchdb lucid backport SRU - John Lenton

      • Continuation from the previous meeting
      • We enumerated options for the Ubuntu One team to restore lost functionality in Ubuntu 10.04 resulting from the CouchDB 1.0 server-side update. The options supported by the TB members present were:
        • option 1: parallel package couchdb 1.0, update desktopcouch to use it, and release via SRU exception
        • option 3: update couchdb to 1.0 in backports, superseding 0.1 in lucid
        • option 4: do nothing, focus on natty, move on
      • The U1 team will decide which option to pursue based on available resources and business considerations
    • ARB exception proposal - Allison Randal

      • Continuation from the previous meeting
      • Allison's proposal was supported by the TB members present:
        • Allow .desktop files to be installed outside /opt.
        • In Natty, we'll modify Quickly, cdbs, python-support, and related packages o support installation in /opt.
        • For Maverick, accept that .pyc files and version symlinks won't be generated for Python libraries.
        • For Maverick, ARB will perform manual package fixes on proposed applications, to install in /opt and load libraries from /opt.
        • Binaries only in /opt (no exceptions for Maverick), will not be in $PATH.
        • Official install location is /opt/extras.ubuntu.com/ (with version number? i.e. "/opt/extras.ubuntu.com/foo-1.5")

TechnicalBoard/TeamReports/10/November (last edited 2010-12-01 15:31:40 by mdz)