Cody Somerville will apply for Ubuntu Core Developer membership

Cody A.W. Somerville cody-somerville at
Fri Sep 4 16:51:09 BST 2009


On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Daniel Holbach
<daniel.holbach at>wrote:

> Am Mittwoch, den 24.06.2009, 14:01 -0300 schrieb Cody A.W. Somerville:
> >  My wikipage can be found at
> >
> I just had a look at your application and have a few questions:
>      * was there any more follow-up on getting the libxkb / grub fix
>        upstream or into Debian?

The libxcb bug didn't affect Debian at the time and the architectural issues
in libxcb have now been fixed upstream.

As for the grub fix, I didn't get any response from the Debian grub
maintainers but since you mentioned it I'll send them another e-mail.

>      * how is your interaction with XFCE Upstream and the Debian XFCE
>        team?

Interaction with Xfce upstream and Debian Xfce have come a long way since
2005. We've worked particularly hard to reduce our delta to upstream and
Debian which was an important issue to both teams. Although I don't always
agree with Xfce upstream, I feel a warm and friendly relationship has been
establish that allows for a much easier working relationship especially
concerning escalation of issues/bugs.

>      * Did you discuss the SRU matrix you are proposing with somebody
>        already?

I brought the suggestion up on the ubuntu-devel mailing list before but it
seemed developers were shy of adding any sort of complexity to the process
at that time. However, since that thread the idea has since been brought up
on the list again once or twice to an increasingly warmer reception.
Ultimately, I feel a tiered SRU system is in Ubuntu's future.

> Thanks in advance and sorry for the long wait.

No problem. :)

> Have a great day,
>  Daniel


Cody A.W. Somerville
Software Systems Release Engineer
Foundations Team
Custom Engineering Solutions Group
Canonical OEM Services
Phone: +1-781-850-2087
Cell: +1-506-471-8402
Email: cody.somerville at
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