Ubuntu MATE Remix is seeking official flavor status

Martin Wimpress martin at ubuntu-mate.org
Fri Jul 25 08:57:36 UTC 2014

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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