Minutes of motu-release meeting, Friday 29th August, 11.00 UTC.

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Tue Sep 2 00:00:21 BST 2008

On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 23:33:40 +0200 Stefan Potyra <sistpoty at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>Minutes of motu-release meeting, Friday 29th August, 11.00 UTC.
>motu-release members present (4/4):
>* Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto)
>* Scott Kitterman (ScottK)
>* Luke Yelavich (TheMuso)
>* Stefan Potyra (sistpoty|work)
>Present on invitation:
>* Luca Falavigna (DktrKranz)
>Relationship between ubuntu-release and motu-release:
>There were no objections raised, that ubuntu-release could also approve 
>for universe packages in case of need. Scott noted, that ubuntu-release 
>but [they] generally ought not" to approve universe FFe's.
>[Note: To reflect this, ubuntu-release was added as a member to 
>on request from Colin Watson].
>ACK's for FFe's:
>All members agreed to go with 2 ACKs from motu-release for exception 
>again, as has been the case during the last cycle.
>All motu-release members were very much in favour to once again have 
>handling relevant subsets of packages.
>The following flavors have been agreed on to be handled by the following 
>- Kubuntu: Jonathan Ridell (Ridell)
>- Mythbuntu: Mario Limonciello (superm1)
>- Xubuntu: Cody Sommerville (cody-sommerville)
>- Mozilla Team: Alexander Sack (asac)
>- Ubuntu Studio: _MMA_
>- Ubuntu Destkop: Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
>- Ubuntu Mobile: Oliver Gravert (ogra)
>- Ubuntu MID: Loic Minier (lool)
>- Ubuntu Server: Scott Kitterman (ScottK)
>Packages covered by delegations:
>Scott raised the question, what package sets would be covered by 
>After a short discussion, it was agreed on that every delegate should 
reply to 
>this mail with a set of packages to take release responsibility for. In 
>of overlap, motu-release can then trim down the lists, taking over 
>coordination of conflicting packages.

I'll ask in the Server Team for input.

>Standing freeze exceptions:
>To request a standing freeze exception, an email should be sent to the Ubuntu 
>MOTU mailing list for discussions. It is granted, once three members of motu-
>release have given their ACK.
>At around 12.00 UTC, Cesare, Stefan and Luca had to leave, so that quorum was 
>no longer guaranteed. The following points where discussed afterwards:
>Per-Package delegations:
>In case of need, persons requesting per-package delegations should sent a mail 
>the MOTU mailing list with the request, so that it can be discussed there.
>Diffstat requirements:
>Scott raised the point, to get rid of the requirement to add a diffstat.

Please can we make this go away.  See Colin Watson for details.

>Bugfix only releases:
>Another point Scott raised, was wether bugfix only releases would need 
>exceptions as well.

I'd like to repeat what we did in Hardy with a file a bug to document what 
you did and why and then upload it rule.  It seemed to work well in Hardy 
and I'd like to see it again.

Scott K

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