planning for UDS-O
allison at canonical.com
Thu Mar 24 23:28:05 UTC 2011
UDS-O is fast approaching, and while we're all noses down getting Natty
out the door, blueprints for Oneiric aren't too far off. I've been
thinking lately about how we plan for UDS, and how we engage with
upstreams around that planning. This is partly based on the
brainstorming we did leading up to UDS-M, partly on suggestions from
many people (thanks all), and partly on my own observations.
Here's my thought on a schedule that might work, to start some discussion.
* now-ish - April 7th: Thinking about and discussing topics and
high-level needs, on ubuntu-devel and within various teams. Start to
contact upstreams who may contribute to or be affected by plans for
Oneiric for their input into the process. This is parallel to the
high-level brainstorming we did last cycle, and I'll volunteer my time
again to summarize and look for gaps (with the summary as a wiki table,
for easier collaboration).
* April 8th-28th: More indepth conversations, inside the Ubuntu
community and with upstreams, downstreams, and partners. Begin drafting
blueprints. Review popular ideas from brainstorm.ubuntu.com for
potential discussion at UDS.
* April 29th-May 5th: Natty release is done, get blueprints ready for
UDS. The idea is not to hard-bake plans and specifications for the
Oneiric cycle before UDS, but to have a clear idea of what needs
discussion at UDS, so we make the best use of our limited time together
in person. [The UDS schedulers will have some input here about when they
* May 9th-13th: UDS-O
* May 14th-26th: Mailing list discussion, review topics discussed at
UDS, what was decided, what was missed? Solidifying the specifications
and workitems from UDS discussions, leads up to FeatureDefinitionFreeze.
What's missing? What would you do differently/better? Does this seem
interesting/useful, like something worth trying out?
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