Ubuntu MATE Remix is seeking official flavor status
stgraber at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 5 16:41:53 UTC 2014
Per discussion at the TB meeting today, the next steps are:
- Apply to the DMB to get a MATE packageset defined and have you as an
uploader, for that, please follow the regular application for PPU
(you'll need testimonials from past sponsors and a wiki page detailing
- Have you (after you get PPU) or another existing uploader (or
uploaders) be the official development point of contact for the flavour.
- Check with Canonical IS that there's sufficient space on nusakan
(cdimage builder), Launchpad (livefs build storage) and cdimage
frontends for a new flavour.
- Apply again to the TB to make the flavour official.
On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 09:57:36AM +0100, Martin Wimpress wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just wondering if there is anything more you need from me at this stage? Is
> the anything else I can do to secure a successful outcome?
> Regards, Martin.
> On 23 Jul 2014 00:31, "Martin Wimpress" <martin at ubuntu-mate.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'll do my best to answer those questions.
> > Q1 Image has track record of community interested in creating, supporting
> > and promoting its use.
> > A1 The team was only formed a few weeks ago but the core team have been
> > supporting MATE on various distros for years. I've had one merge proposal
> > accepted into Ubiquity that adds support for Marco (MATE window manager)
> > and have another patch pending for im-config.
> > Q2 Leading members have signed Ubuntu Code of Conduct.
> > A2 Yes.
> > Q3 One or more developer with upload rights.
> > A3 Possibly Alan Pope does but I would actually require upload rights as I
> > would be doing the bulk of the work initially.
> > Q4 Flavor lead identified and responsive though 6 month cycle.
> > A4 I am the Ubuntu MATE lead.
> > Q5 Flavor QA lead (may be different from flavor lead) identified to
> > coordinate testing of image at milestones during release.
> > A5 We have a couple of candidates lined up for this but none confirmed at
> > this time. We have a small team (6 people) testing the daily pre-releases
> > that are leading up to alpha 2.
> > Q6 Follow the milestone and release processes.
> > A6 We missed the alpha 1 deadline by a week but are on track to hit the
> > alpha 2 release schedule. We can follow the release process.
> > Q7 Best effort support from flavor community for security updates and high
> > priority bug fixes for default 9 month support period.
> > A7 I've been maintaining MATE on Arch Linux for over a year now, so I'm
> > already offering best efforts support. Ubuntu MATE has the support of the
> > core MATE developers and Debian package maintainers so we have a good
> > support network in place.
> > I hope that goes some way to answering your questions.
> > Regards, Martin.
> > On 22 Jul 2014 23:32, "Steve Langasek" <steve.langasek at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >> Hi Michael,
> >> On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 05:21:37PM +0100, Martin Wimpress wrote:
> >> > My name is Martin Wimpress and I am the project lead for Ubuntu MATE
> >> > Remix and also a MATE desktop developer.
> >> > Ubuntu MATE Remix is a community developed Ubuntu based operating
> >> > system that beautifully integrates the MATE desktop. You can find out
> >> > more on the official project website.
> >> > * http://ubuntu-mate.org
> >> > All development is conducted on Launchpad.
> >> > * https://launchpad.net/ubuntu-mate
> >> > * https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mate-dev
> >> > The Ubuntu MATE Remix project is supported by the core MATE
> >> > developers, the Debian MATE packaging team (which I also contribute
> >> > to) and Alan Pope has provided some useful advice during these early
> >> > days.
> >> > We released, a very, Alpha 1 and are on schedule to hit the Ubuntu
> >> > Utopic Alpha 2 schedule with a much improved release. However, I am
> >> > facing some challenges building the .iso images so they are consistent
> >> > with the official Ubuntu flavors. After chatting with Colin Watson in
> >> > #ubuntu-devel he suggested we start the process of seeking official
> >> > status so that we can merge our changes and ultimately build releases
> >> > on the official infrastructure.
> >> > So, long email short, what are the next steps for our project to gain
> >> > official recognition?
> >> You probably want to have a look at
> >> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RecognizedFlavors>, and particularly the
> >> section on
> >> "Guidelines to become and remain a recognized flavor". Can you comment on
> >> how the Ubuntu MATE Remix is currently meeting these guidelines?
> >> Thanks,
> >> --
> >> Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
> >> Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.
> >> Ubuntu Developer
> >> http://www.debian.org/
> >> slangasek at ubuntu.com
> >> vorlon at debian.org
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