2011-08-14

2011-08-14 Meeting Minutes

The agenda is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Meetings

Old Business

Team updates

Packaging & Development

  • last week we got a few updates from Debian
  • pastebinit need to be added to the defaults
  • uploaded a new xubuntu settings package
  • Bug #799754 Please let vendors easily provide their own config - fixed?
  • Bug #799514 xubuntu-restricted-extras doesn't contain Java - non-default repository
    • openjdk could be added instead of SunJava

  • Bug #789333 users-admin crashes on start because of mixed GTK2 and 3 symbols - we are the fix team if we plan to use this for the gui settings.
    • remove the dependency on the ported to GTK3 libraries, we'd have to drop it in favor of something else (if it exists)
    • or upload another copy of the GTK2 versions of those libs

Bug Triage & Testing

Website & Marketing

  • No update

Artwork

Documentation

  • We need someone that can go through the wiki documentation and update it.

Announcements

Any Other Business

Xubuntu Governance

Action items

  • micahg will set up meeting with derivatives to decide what to do with bug 789333
  • charlie-tca to start a release checklist page for Xubuntu



2011-08-14 Meeting Log

The full logs can found in original form at http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2011/08/14/%23xubuntu-devel.txt

Minutes: http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/xubuntu-devel/2011/xubuntu-devel.2011-08-14-22.02.moin.txt

People present (lines said)

  • charlie-tca (124)
  • madnick (30)
  • micahg (22)
  • meetingology (11)
  • ubottu (6)
  • ChristopherNG (5)
  • astraljava (2)
  • GridCube (2)

Full Log

  • 22:02:21 <charlie-tca> #startmeeting

    22:02:21 <meetingology> Meeting started Sun Aug 14 22:02:21 2011 UTC. The chair is charlie-tca. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/AlanBell/mootbot.

    22:02:21 <meetingology> Useful Commands: #topic #action #link #idea #voters #vote #chair #action #agreed #help #info #endmeeting.

    22:02:37 <charlie-tca> #link The agenda is at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Meetings

    22:02:46 <charlie-tca> I hope that works, anyway

    22:03:16 <charlie-tca> * Old business

    22:03:18 <charlie-tca> * Team updates

    22:03:20 <charlie-tca> * Packaging & Development

    22:03:22 <charlie-tca> * Bug Triage & Testing

    22:03:24 <charlie-tca> * Website & Marketing

    22:03:26 <charlie-tca> * Artwork

    22:03:28 <charlie-tca> * Documentation

    22:03:30 <charlie-tca> * Announcements

    22:03:32 <charlie-tca> * Governance structure

    22:03:34 <charlie-tca> * Any Other Business

    22:03:36 <charlie-tca> Reminder: please use ".." on separate line when you've finished typing. If someone wants to comment during the updates, please "o/", so we know to wait.

    22:04:03 <charlie-tca> #topic Old business

    22:04:03 <meetingology> TOPIC: Old business

    22:04:07 <charlie-tca> * GridCube to put together the "TOP 10" for Xubuntu - In-work

    22:04:14 <charlie-tca> GridCube: update on this?

    22:04:35 <micahg> [15:49] <GridCube> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HyhsMPDyyN-mRWRujfZX3JuKX9aWFQPWsxMEiJX99gQ/edit?hl=es

    22:05:15 <charlie-tca> Very nice! Thanks for working on those, GridCube

    22:05:23 <charlie-tca> Thank you for the link, micahg

    22:05:27 <charlie-tca> * madnick to look into building a lightdm greeter - In-work

    22:05:28 <GridCube> Smile :) ok

    22:05:35 <charlie-tca> madnick: update?

    22:05:36 <GridCube> i meant, you are welcome

    22:05:54 <madnick> Well

    22:05:54 <charlie-tca> If you haven't heard yet, today's images are the ones to grab to see how lightdm is working for us

    22:06:30 <madnick> Im not sure, because you told me that we should pretty much use the unity greeter

    22:06:33 <charlie-tca> We no longer have unity-greeter, but are using lightdm-gtk-greeter today

    22:06:47 <ChristopherNG> hello

    22:06:52 <charlie-tca> oh, confusion then?

    22:06:57 <charlie-tca> hello, ChristopherNG

    22:07:21 <madnick> Well, the confusing is, should i modify that

    22:07:30 <madnick> Or should I wait for final words Smile :)

    22:07:31 <charlie-tca> madnick: if it is easier to take unity-greeter and rebuild it for us, you can do that. If it is easier to write your own, that is fine too

    22:07:54 <charlie-tca> I leave it up to you. I will be happy with either solution.

    22:08:08 <charlie-tca> I just don't want a stupid gear to click for sessions

    22:08:23 <madnick> Well, I can do either, I just need a good theme, Im working on a draft, but i really like knome or oschi to tell me where they stand on the matter

    22:09:08 <madnick> I know knome wanted to center the unity greeters login box

    22:09:29 <madnick> And I know you wanted to move / fix the session stuff

    22:09:43 <charlie-tca> Okay. That will be fine. Seeing that we just got something to work with, we should be able to get freeze exceptions to get it in, if we really need them.

    22:10:12 <madnick> Okay Smile :)

    22:10:14 <madnick> ..

    22:10:19 <charlie-tca> What do you think would be best? offset or centered?

    22:10:47 <madnick> Im not sure, I like the current style of it

    22:10:51 <madnick> The positions*

    22:11:13 <micahg> UI freeze is in a week and a half

    22:11:14 <charlie-tca> Then you can put them there. We can change it if the users hate it for the next release.

    22:11:47 <madnick> Okay, ill set that up in the week that follows

    22:11:56 <charlie-tca> Press on, put the list where you like it, but give me a sessions text please.

    22:12:42 <charlie-tca> If knome don't like it, well, we can work with him on that. But I think you have a good grasp on it, and will let you build it for this release.

    22:13:05 <charlie-tca> Go for it, please

    22:13:11 <madnick> okay, thanks Smile :)

    22:13:25 <charlie-tca> Any other comments or questions on old business?

    22:13:33 <ChristopherNG> Hello, I hate to say something because im very new here, I was actually at the last meeting but remained silent.

    22:13:52 <charlie-tca> go ahead

    22:13:57 <ChristopherNG> I would like to confirm if xubuntu has an "add monitor" button like ubuntu and if not will it ever add one?

    22:14:17 <charlie-tca> where would it be?

    22:14:24 <ChristopherNG> display settings

    22:14:33 <ChristopherNG> i see it in ubuntu, never seen it for xubuntu

    22:14:43 <charlie-tca> Never seen it, maybe it is something from gnome instead of gtk

    22:15:03 <charlie-tca> We will not have one unless Xfce adds one to the settings panel

    22:15:35 <charlie-tca> ..

    22:15:48 <charlie-tca> #topic === Team updates ===

    22:15:48 <meetingology> TOPIC: === Team updates ===

    22:16:10 <charlie-tca> #topic ==== Packaging & Development ====

    22:16:10 <meetingology> TOPIC: ==== Packaging & Development ====

    22:16:23 <charlie-tca> mr_pouit: Your turn, please

    22:17:14 <charlie-tca> micahg: Got an update?

    22:17:31 <micahg> last week we got a few updates from Debian

    22:17:43 <micahg> mr_pouit uploaded a new xubuntu settings package

    22:18:00 <micahg> we still have a couple of transitions to do (dh_python2 and libssl)

    22:18:18 <charlie-tca> We have pastebinit seeded, right?

    22:18:24 <micahg> yep

    22:18:41 <charlie-tca> and the big questions, a few bugs still to work on:

    22:18:44 <micahg> we're at 700MB onthe i386 live ISO ATM

    22:18:48 <charlie-tca> Bug #799754 Please let vendors easily provide their own config

    22:18:50 <ubottu> Launchpad bug 799754 in lightdm (Ubuntu) "Please let vendors easily provide their own config" [High,Triaged] https://launchpad.net/bugs/799754

    22:18:55 <charlie-tca> Is this fixed for us now?

    22:19:10 <micahg> idk

    22:19:22 <charlie-tca> Bug #799514 xubuntu-restricted-extras doesn't contain Java - non-default repository

    22:19:24 <ubottu> Launchpad bug 799514 in ubuntu-restricted-extras (Ubuntu) "xubuntu-restricted-extras doesn't contain Java" [Undecided,New] https://launchpad.net/bugs/799514

    22:19:46 <charlie-tca> java is part of partners now, I don't know if we can add it to the package

    22:19:58 <charlie-tca> since partners is not enabled by default

    22:20:13 <micahg> so, there are 2 parts, right, adding sun-java is complicated for that reason

    22:20:21 <charlie-tca> right

    22:20:22 <micahg> openjdk is in there right now though

    22:20:27 <charlie-tca> yes

    22:20:34 <micahg> Ubuntu can't seed openjdk due to space

    22:20:39 <charlie-tca> So we should be able to sign that bug off with that

    22:21:17 <charlie-tca> We are close on space again. 386 desktop is now 700mb

    22:21:34 <micahg> charlie-tca: well, in theory, I guess we could at least suggest a partner package in xubuntu-restricted-extras, I didn't ask about that specifically

    22:22:13 <charlie-tca> If partner is not turned on by default, the user will have to specifically add it or we will get a broken package report, won't we?

    22:22:51 <micahg> hmm, I don't think so, on a suggests it for sure won't be a problem, gmusicbrowser suggests a package we dropped from the archive

    22:23:01 <charlie-tca> wait, if we provide openjdk, we don't need to provide sun java also

    22:23:14 <madnick> \o

    22:23:32 <charlie-tca> We give the user one of those, not both

    22:23:37 <charlie-tca> go ahead, madnick

    22:23:40 <madnick> openjdk cannot really measure with sun-java

    22:23:51 <micahg> well, openjdk is already in the restricted-addons package, the question was to actually see it or not, the reporter thought that sun-java made more sense in a restricted addons metapakcage

    22:23:59 <micahg> s/see/seed/

    22:24:00 <charlie-tca> but it is considered a valid open source replacement

    22:24:35 <charlie-tca> micahg: that is wishlist then. I don't think we should seed sun java.

    22:24:58 <micahg> no, we wouldn't seed sun-java, we could seed openjdk if we had the space and desire to though

    22:25:31 <charlie-tca> Yes, let's get things settled down, and see if that is possible.

    22:25:45 <charlie-tca> If we don't get it for Oneiric, that's not a problem, though.

    22:26:24 <charlie-tca> and, my last bug:

    22:26:26 <charlie-tca> Bug #789333 users-admin crashes on start because of mixed GTK2 and 3 symbols - we are the fix team if we plan to use this for the gui settings.

    22:26:28 <ubottu> Launchpad bug 789333 in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu) "users-admin crashes on start because of mixed GTK2 and 3 symbols" [Medium,Triaged] https://launchpad.net/bugs/789333

    22:26:45 <charlie-tca> If we aren't fixing this, we need to remove menu item

    22:27:25 <charlie-tca> mr_pouit: any comment on this?

    22:27:51 <micahg> well, if we can't remove the dependency on the ported to GTK3 libraries, we'd have to drop it in favor of something else (if it exists)

    22:27:58 <charlie-tca> yup

    22:28:12 <micahg> or upload another copy of the GTK2 versions of those libs

    22:28:19 <charlie-tca> If nothing else exists, then users will have to use the CLI

    22:29:11 <charlie-tca> Any other comments or questions for Development?

    22:29:12 <micahg> mythbuntu, ubuntustudio, and lubuntu are all in the same boat, we should probably have a collective meeting about it

    22:29:57 <charlie-tca> Good idea, but that takes you and mr_pouit, right? 22:30:27 * astraljava would probably attend as well

    22:30:31 <micahg> + gilir, superm1, scottl

    22:30:39 <charlie-tca> oh, and let's not forget, astraljava would like to help with development too

    22:31:18 <charlie-tca> Okay, who is going to set that up?

    22:32:02 <micahg> hmm, I probably should I guess

    22:32:51 <charlie-tca> [ACTION] micahg will set up meeting with derivatives to decide what to do with bug 789333 22:32:51 * meetingology micahg will set up meeting with derivatives to decide what to do with bug 789333

    22:32:53 <ubottu> Launchpad bug 789333 in gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu) "users-admin crashes on start because of mixed GTK2 and 3 symbols" [Medium,Triaged] https://launchpad.net/bugs/789333

    22:33:13 <charlie-tca> Okay, include astraljava

    22:33:44 <charlie-tca> #topic ==== Bug Triage & Testing ====

    22:33:44 <meetingology> TOPIC: ==== Bug Triage & Testing ====

    22:33:49 <charlie-tca> We got working images!

    22:34:05 <charlie-tca> Very hard to test things when we don't get images all week

    22:34:16 <charlie-tca> today's images appear to be working fully.

    22:34:50 <charlie-tca> Any body that can test these this next week, please do so. We need to find out now what is working and what is broken.

    22:35:05 <charlie-tca> madnick: is plymouth ready to add to the images?

    22:35:16 <madnick> charlie-tca: yes and no:

    22:35:45 <madnick> oschi did not like it 100% knome said he'd think of something, but i have not recvied any word on it

    22:35:55 <charlie-tca> okay

    22:36:05 <charlie-tca> We got to have that next week

    22:36:34 <charlie-tca> I can't throw a new plymouth out for final, and then find out it don't work for most users

    22:36:37 <madnick> perhaps we could get people to look into what they think

    22:36:52 <madnick> Oh, it works technically

    22:36:59 <madnick> Its artistically they dont like it

    22:37:18 <madnick> well, "Not like", they wanted to change the progress bar

    22:37:34 <charlie-tca> Well, I would lean more to what ochosi thought at this point.

    22:37:48 <madnick> Problem is that ochosi is away

    22:38:27 <charlie-tca> okay, let's wait for them to do something. If we don't get them to decide, though, it may wind up waiting for the next release.

    22:39:00 <madnick> Okay, it be too bad, because its just a little detail Sad :(

    22:39:22 <charlie-tca> yes, but a little detail is holding it up for at least two weeks already, right?

    22:39:32 <madnick> Yes, unfortunetly

    22:39:50 <charlie-tca> I still can't get it to work here, except for shutdown

    22:40:22 <madnick> Well, that is a plymouth problem, in that plymouth application itself, not sure if there is anything to do about that

    22:40:54 <madnick> The script I wrote works on all machines that usually get a splash

    22:41:25 <madnick> We are several versions behind on plymouth also

    22:41:48 <charlie-tca> !info plymouth

    22:41:52 <ubottu> plymouth (source: plymouth): graphical boot animation and logger - main package. In component main, is required. Version 0.8.2-2ubuntu23 (natty), package size 110 kB, installed size 476 kB

    22:42:10 <charlie-tca> !info plymouth oneiric

    22:42:13 <ubottu> plymouth (source: plymouth): graphical boot animation and logger - main package. In component main, is required. Version 0.8.2-2ubuntu25 (oneiric), package size 119 kB, installed size 500 kB

    22:42:32 <charlie-tca> Those aren't the latest, huh?

    22:42:46 <charlie-tca> 0.8.2

    22:43:18 <madnick> Hm

    22:43:22 <madnick> Now Im unsure about that

    22:43:29 <charlie-tca> Okay, try and get those two artists to give you something. I need this plymouth package ready by the next meeting

    22:44:00 <madnick> okay

    22:44:01 <charlie-tca> I think ochosi is back Monday, but I am unsure

    22:44:50 <charlie-tca> Does anyone besides me find the bug tracker at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Bugs/OneiricOcelot handy?

    22:45:05 <charlie-tca> I seem to find myself looking at that daily

    22:45:39 <astraljava> Looks handy indeed. Just didn't know about it until now.

    22:45:41 <charlie-tca> #topic ==== Website & Marketing ====

    22:45:41 <meetingology> TOPIC: ==== Website & Marketing ====

    22:45:50 <charlie-tca> pleia2, knome : any update?

    22:46:49 <charlie-tca> #topic === Announcements ===

    22:46:49 <meetingology> TOPIC: === Announcements ===

    22:46:51 <charlie-tca> * The next meeting will be on Sunday, 2011-08-22 at 19:00 UTC

    22:46:53 <charlie-tca> * Important dates coming up:

    22:46:55 <charlie-tca> * 11.10 FeatureFreeze : In effect as of August 11, 2011 at 21:00 UTC

    22:46:57 <charlie-tca> * 11.10 BetaFreeze: Aug 25, 2011 at 21:00 UTC

    22:46:59 <charlie-tca> * User Interface Freeze : August 25, 2011 at 21:00 UTC

    22:47:01 <charlie-tca> * 11.10 Release Date: October 13, 2011

    22:47:03 <charlie-tca> * UDS-P will be in Orlando, Florida the week of October 31 - Nov 4. Please apply for sponsorship by August 24.

    22:47:05 <charlie-tca> * UDS-P information at http://ubuntu-news.org/2011/07/15/ubuntu-developer-summit-sponsorship-now-open-2/

    22:47:09 <charlie-tca> Thik I covered all the important ones there

    22:47:18 <charlie-tca> s/thik/think

    22:47:50 <charlie-tca> #topic === Xubuntu Governance ===

    22:47:50 <meetingology> TOPIC: === Xubuntu Governance ===

    22:47:53 <charlie-tca> === Xubuntu Governance ===

    22:48:13 <charlie-tca> * The governancy part of the current Strategy Document can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument#Xubuntu_Governance_.26_Team_Structure

    22:48:48 <charlie-tca> Since I have gotten a couple of comments/questions concerning the proposed, the review period will run one more week.

    22:49:27 <charlie-tca> #topic === Any Other Business ===

    22:49:27 <meetingology> TOPIC: === Any Other Business ===

    22:49:40 <charlie-tca> anything can be brought up at this time.

    22:49:52 <charlie-tca> Are there any comments or questions still out there?

    22:50:27 <charlie-tca> I will thank each and every one of you for participating in this meeting.

    22:50:39 <charlie-tca> We will meet again right here in one week.

    22:50:48 <micahg> err, 8 days Smile :)

    22:50:51 <charlie-tca> anything...

    22:51:08 <charlie-tca> um, okay, just over one week

    22:51:15 <charlie-tca> lol

    22:51:21 <charlie-tca> anything at all?

    22:51:33 <charlie-tca> Let's go get something done.

    22:51:36 <charlie-tca> #endmeeting

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