[Desktop 13.04-Topic] Discussing PS-related product processes

Didier Roche didrocks at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 15 07:43:21 UTC 2012

Hey everyone,

as you probably know already, PS is our upstream for a lot of desktop 
components nowadays (Unity, compiz, webapps, indicators, multi touch 
The past cycle has been a real ride in term of features, which spawn the 
release team, translation team and documentation team with FFe/UIFe. We 
need to discuss a way to ease the process in both ways with all involved 

Seeing the importance of those components on our stack today, I think 
for instance that having a standing FF/UIF exception as we have for 
GNOME components in ubuntu will make sense. However, the counter-part 
will be that PS will work on getting things landing only when they are 
ready, to avoid further and further refinements (and additional 
documentation changes) as we had in the past just to "match the date 
gate". So this one can clearly be a win-win situation.

Also, I want to discuss about what can land in a SRU. Little (few pixel 
move) change, not really impacting the documentation may want to be 
considered. We currently have 2 examples we can discuss in the session:

- https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/1043808 (Dash: Preview 
activation doesn't have instant feedback). Design worked on a spinner to 
partially address this one. This is a behavior change in some way, for a 
transient state, however it can be completely acceptable in a SRU as it 
will make the quantal experience better and don't change doc/add new 
strings, and so on.

- Another one is the ribbon on the application lens for software-center 
content. This one is giving (due to pixelized images with the magazines) 
a lot of headaches to design and they would want to remove it. This 
specific case is an UI change, but doesn't seem it would impact the 
understanding of the lens.

We can base the UDS discussion on those examples to see how we can get 
the process smoother and more reliable for everyone in the next cycle 
and going on. :)

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