Ubuntu 12.10 Call for Topics

Jason Warner jason.warner at canonical.com
Wed Mar 28 01:34:11 UTC 2012

Hi all,

This is the call for discussion about Ubuntu desktop planning for the
12.10 cycle. Here's the process I'd like to use.

1. Send a call for topics from the Ubuntu desktop community (this is it)

2. Have an exchange over email on the ubuntu-desktop
channel/mailing list to discuss the requirements in depth.

3. Produce a resulting UDS plan which summarizes the topics going
into UDS, and feeds into blueprints

4. Provide a final roadmap post-UDS

Here is the schedule with some details.

= Today:  Request for Topics =
This email is the request for topics. Please send topics that you would
like the Ubuntu desktop team to consider for this cycle to the
**ubuntu-desktop** mailing list [1] with "[Desktop12.10-Topic]" in the
line. These are not specific requirements, but high-level ideas or concepts.

Though we will want hear about all of your needs, while compiling
requirements, it may be useful to keep in mind that some requirements
are easier for us to fulfill than others, e.g.
 * Choice of specific versions of upstream packages or applications
 * Choice of specific applications to deliver by default
 * Getting packages into Universe or Main
 * Writing modest glue code to enable new scenarios or to integrate
functionality from different packages
 * Moving code that you already wrote or are going to write into the distro
 * Integrating patches from upstream bug trackers or similar
 * Enhancing projects for which we are upstream (LightDM/Unity Greeter,
Upstart, Ubiquity, etc....)

= Now through April 30th - Requirements discussions held =
We will discuss topics in the ubuntu-desktop irc channel and mailing
list. The goal will be to identify and document specific requirements.

= May 1st - UDS - Topics Review =
The week before UDS we will present a plan. This is essentially
a review of what topics we have planned for further discussion at UDS
in the form of approved blueprints.

= May 7th - May 11th - UDS =

= Approximately two weeks post UDS - 12.10 Plan Review =
About two weeks after UDS, we will revise the UDS 12.10 Plan to
capture what was actually decided as the plan of record at UDS, and
present that information.

Thanks all.


[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-desktop
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