[vote] Re: Ubuntu Unity as an official flavor
steve.langasek at ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 31 20:12:20 UTC 2022
Thanks again for your constructive engagement in pursuing official flavor
I am satisfied that your team has met the requirements for inclusion as a
daily flavor and am voting +1 for Ubuntu Unity moving forward with daily
builds. Becoming a recognized release flavor for 22.10 is contingent on
successfully participating in the 22.10 Beta milestone.
On Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 10:47:31PM +0530, Rudra Saraswat wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> Thanks for considering our proposal for official flavor status for Ubuntu
> - Sorry, didn't mention the MOTU in the Considerations section of the
> proposal (I actually mentioned the MOTU in the Support Plan section).
> seb128's the MOTU, who's been uploading the Unity package updates to
> universe since a really long time. Added this info to the Considerations
> section of our proposal.
> - Sure, I've added `ubuntu-unity-meta` to the package list. We'll switch
> over from bzr to git for the seed, no problem.
> - Like I mentioned on IRC, I accidentally added VLC to the list when
> replacing Totem with VLC. I've removed it now.
> Thank you very much for your feedback.
> Kind regards,
> Rudra Saraswat
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 10:33 PM Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at ubuntu.com>
> > Hi Rudra,
> > Thank you for your interest in becoming an official flavor.
> > Some initial feedback on
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuUnity/22.10/Proposal:
> > - You mention that you have a MOTU supporting the team but don't say who it
> > is. Please call out explicitly who the uploaders are on your team so we
> > know who to contact in case of issues (and also to confirm with them they
> > are on board with being represented as part of the official flavor
> > effort!).
> > - You list individual desktop components which is important. I think
> > ubuntu-unity-meta should also be listed here (it's important that this
> > package exists, it's to your credit that it is already in the archive and
> > being maintained.)
> > - I notice that the seeds used for building this metapackage are in bzr.
> > Can you please migrate these to git? While it's not a stated policy
> > for
> > new flavors, as a member of the release team I am generally unwilling
> > to
> > add new references to bzr branches in our code; we are in a long-term
> > migration from bzr to git and dealing with bzr branches for seeds for
> > the small number of flavors still using them is an awkward wart on our
> > workflow.
> > - ~ubuntu-core-dev is already a member of ~unity7maintainers, perfect!
> > - It strikes me as odd that you include vlc on the proposal wiki page. I
> > don't think application selection is relevant to flavor approval, as long
> > as the applications you're selecting are from the Ubuntu archive; and I
> > would not expect vlc to be included in a package set that unity7
> > developers are given per-package upload rights to merely because it's
> > included in your image by default. (It is included by several other
> > flavors, for example, so any issues with that package's maintenance would
> > affect more than just Ubuntu Unity.)
> > Overall this looks like a fine proposal, and I expect we'll discuss more at
> > today's TB IRC meeting.
> > On Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 11:55:50PM +0530, Rudra Saraswat wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm Rudra Saraswat, the dev of Ubuntu Unity (
> > > https://twitter.com/ubuntu_unity, https://ubuntuunity.org). We are
> > > interested in applying for official flavor status, after having
> > maintained
> > > and developed Ubuntu Unity and Unity7 for over two years (we've had six
> > > releases so far, including two LTS releases). Here's our flavor proposal:
> > > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuUnity/22.10/Proposal
> > >
> > > We also recently released Unity 7.6, the latest version of the Unity7
> > > desktop environment, which includes a number of new features and a
> > revamped
> > > UI. We've also been collaborating with the UBports team and are
> > interested
> > > in maintaining a Lomiri variant of Ubuntu Unity with the release of the
> > > 24.04 LTS (by which time most of the Lomiri/Unity8 packages should be
> > > present in Ubuntu).
> > >
> > > We have a number of people on-board, including Khurshid Alam, who's been
> > > maintaining Unity7 really well all these years. There's also Maik (who's
> > > also an Ubuntu Member),Tobiyo (also involved with the Lomiri team) and
> > > Allan Carvalho, our designer. Muqtadir from the Yaru team, had added
> > > support for Unity7 to Yaru and is still involved in the team (you may
> > know
> > > him from the Yaru accent colors project, which was implemented in Ubuntu
> > > 22.04; we also later added support for accent colors in Unity 7.6).
> > >
> > > Our packages are being sponsored by seb128. Here's the PPA:
> > >
> > https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-unity-devs/+archive/ubuntu/stable/+packages
> > >
> > > Here's the source code of Unity 7.6 and Unity Control Center 7.6:
> > > https://gitlab.com/ubuntu-unity/unity/unity and
> > > https://gitlab.com/ubuntu-unity/unity/unity-control-center
> > >
> > > Thank you.
> > >
> > > Kind regards,
> > > Rudra Saraswat
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> > Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
> > Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.
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> > slangasek at ubuntu.com vorlon at debian.org
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 https://www.debian.org/
slangasek at ubuntu.com vorlon at debian.org
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