UDS-P quick highlights

Allison Randal allison at canonical.com
Wed Nov 9 03:11:59 UTC 2011

A quick summary for people who couldn't attend (or couldn't attend every

As this is an LTS cycle, there was a heavy emphasis running through the
whole week on quality, stability, testing, and clearing out bugs.

Ubuntu project:
- Hosted a leadership summit, community leaders getting together,
highlighting community opportunity to participate, how to grow and
support our leaders, building an appreciative culture, constructive
criticism, leading by good example
- Starting up community user experience/design team, with a project this
cycle to explore one user journey and implement improvements
- Ayatana list to be replaced with specific lists for collaborating
around TV, tablet, phone, and around user journeys
- Revitalizing papercuts project
- Putting together an advisory board around onboarding new developers
- Continuing work on Harvest
- New initiatives around app developers, next iteration of
- Ramping up the ARB to handle increased demand
- Consider closing REVU, pointing devs to IRC instead (where the current
activity is), longer-term consider integrating NEW package review with
- The weekly release meeting is taking a new streamlined format, Kate
will send out details.
- LTS designations for flavors will be reviewed/approved by the Ubuntu
Technical Board.

Ubuntu (desktop):
- GNOME version 3.2, some libraries updated to 3.4
- Python 2.7 and 3.2 on the CD
- Making Unity more configurable
- Goal of 100% accessible, achievable for both Unity 2D and 3D
- Cleanup in the control center
- Multimonitor work
- Thunderbird enhancements
- Considering switch back to Rhythmbox (see discussion on ubuntu-desktop
- Eliminate text in boot
- Another regular maintenance pass on boot speed

- Introducing new flavor: Kubuntu Active for tablets and mobiles
- May be switching to LightDM, possibly to telepathy-kde
- Improvements to accessibility and CJK

- Will be switching to LightDM by default
- Work on multiple user experience pieces
- Unlikely to fully migrate to GTK3 for 12.04, though will make progress
toward future switch
- Optimizations: fast over beautiful in the default theme, watch memory
usage (replace update-notifier)

- Will apply to Tech Board for LTS status
- iTalc replaced by Epoptes
- Improvements to LTSP-live

- Cloud install experience, cloud power management, getting fresh cloud
images out, cloud-live project, improvements to cloud-utils, cloud-init,
and cloud images, consolidating cloud build tools
- Top requested features for Orchestra
- Continued work on ARM server
- Juju getting ready for production deployments
- Building the charms community

It's shaping up to be another great cycle! Thanks to all who contributed
to the planning, and to all who will contribute to the Pangolin.


More information about the ubuntu-devel mailing list