Development team status report + plan
dev at otq.za.net
Thu Aug 6 20:05:18 UTC 2015
On 04/08/2015 15:29, Tim wrote:
> Hi Eveyone,
> Here is the report for the development (including packaging team). Sorry if this reads more like a blueprint.
> *GNOME 3.16*
> - A large part of this has already been uploaded to Wily
> - Some of the core (gnome-settings-daemon, gnome-control-center and a few others), however most of the work for these is done and should
> almost certainly be uploaded before B1
> - nautilus, is WIP by ubuntu-desktop team
> - gedit, still needs UI patches for unity, not aware that anyone is currently working on this
> - Bluez5 transition should also start soon, finally!
> - Feature Freeze is August 20th so most of the above needs to happen by then.
> - None of the new to 3.16 GNOME apps have been packaged yet afaik, not really a priority at this stage though.
> *General Packaging work*
> - Package up the new artwork assets for artwork team, preferably before UI Freeze September 10th
> - Finalise details of default apps for wily and update seeds.
> - Try and include gnome-getting-started guides on the Live Images (this would split packaging and only english installed only so as to not
> completely blow out the size of the ISO's
> - Try and reduce the ISO images back under 1GB or increase our size limits.
> - None of the above tasks have been started, however they are mostly pretty simple, and it would be nice to see some extra help on these.
> *automated image testing*
> - A community based effort has been started to get the ubiquity autopilot tests running again on the daily images
> - Hopefully we won't have to do much here apart from fix Ubuntu-GNOME specific issues in the tests
> - However there is extra work in generally fixing autopilot needed if people are interested in contributing to this.
> *gnome-software preview*
> - It would be good to have a preview of this in 15.10 with a possible view to switching in 16.04
> - Requires DEP-11 metadata, the Kubuntu team are working on this. Which should be available this cycle
> - Requires Packagekit 1.0, bug 1470655, may not happen this cycle
> - Requires switching to PackageKit aptcc backend instead of aptdaemon. That may affect ubuntu-software-center
> - None of the above tasks have been started, however again they mostly pretty simple, apart from the PackageKit transition. It would be nice
> to see some extra help on these.
> - Could potentially be staged on a ppa, later in the cycle.
> *GNOME 3.18*
> - As usual this will be available on gnome3-staging PPA later in the cycle
> - So far a bunch of the core bits are available now. Most of the apps etc, will follow well after we pass feature freeze
> *Packaging infrastructure work*
> - These are all wishlist items, most of the them have been on the cards for quite a while, but for the most part no existing members have had
> time to work on them. Would mostly require python and very little packaging knowledge.
> - Autopkgtests for uploads to the gnome3-team PPA's (This could potentially be integrated with the community image testing project for all
> flavours to take advantage off)
> - git packaging branches for gnome3-team PPA, There are a bunch of scripts already done for this, but requires some tweaks and the actual
> migration to happen.
> - Jenkins CI testing for the above git branches
> - Using live-build to generate daily images based from wily/gnome3-staging PPA
> - autopilot smoketest to make sure gnome-shell started successfully (this would be hosted on ubuntu jenkins instance)
> *Finally the Plan*
> T1: All of GNOME 3.16 should be included, but higher priority will be given to seeded (installed by default packages)
> T2: General Package work as detailed above
> T3: Automated image testing as detailed above
> Those are the critical bits that need to be done for Wily, any other items needing to be done above can be considered wishlist status, but
> it would be great to see them all tackled in the next 6 months (some aren't even strictly tied to the release cycle!), even better if it came
> from new contributors!
I would like to help out on some of the tasks above. If you could
prioritise the ones I feel comfortable with below, I'll get started as
soon as possible.
- git packaging branches for gnome3-team PPA, There are a bunch of
scripts already done for this, but requires some tweaks and the actual
migration to happen.
- gedit, still needs UI patches for unity, not aware that anyone is
currently working on this
- Package up the new artwork assets for artwork team, preferably before
UI Freeze September 10th
- Try and reduce the ISO images back under 1GB or increase our size limits.
- Using live-build to generate daily images based from
I'm very comfortable with git and I've been dying to do some python work :)
All the best,
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