Roadmap for 12.04, call for comments, suggestions etc

James Gifford james at
Thu Nov 3 11:28:33 UTC 2011

Ok, despite the "formal title" (I cringed writing that), this is more
or less a series of suggestions, asking for some people to agree to be
the "drivers" for stuff.

A new wikipage (Jorge Castro is groaning right now! ;).


More or less, this is where/what we need to be doing this cycle. This
is just in the order I thought of it in, didn't really prioritize

If you have edits, this entire thing is on the wikipage, so go and edit away!

- Documentation. I suggest we use Ask Ubuntu, because that way anyone
can edit it - the forums/mailing list isn't a good idea, because we
can't edit it, and then in 12.10 we'll run into problems when things
change again.

- Testing. The power users community is probably the only group
outside of the developers that has the skills to properly report bugs
and provide information that will help track them down - so the power
users community as a whole should get a jump on 12.04 testing. To help
with testing, take a look at the ZsynCDImage instructions over here.

- Instructions for testing Ubuntu Tweak "safely" need to be written
up, this can be done now.

- Ubuntu Tweak. Right now, Tweak needs testing so it will be ready for
12.04 - this needs to happen, if it doesn't then Ubuntu for power
users will most likely fail. Instructions for testing Tweak "safely"
need to be written up, I'm thinking Arkose sandboxing should work.

- Get in touch with Ubuntu Tweak developer before any of the Ubuntu
tweak related stuff happens.

- Figure out how to get make it possible to contribute code via
launchpad. Perhaps have someone have a bzr launchpad mirror/sync

Workflow for that idea: commit gets made on Tweak's github repository.
Person A ("launchpad code maintainer") pulls it down, commits it into
bzr and pushes up to launchpad. Person B ("Tweak contributor") makes a
bzr branch, makes a change and submits for review on launchpad. Person
A looks over it and approves it, then pulls it into the bzr repo,
pulls it down, commits in git and then submits a github pull request.
Process repeats as needed? Ideas for this are welcome, just add them

- Growing the power users community. Ideas for this are welcome. As
toros said on IRC, "... the main problem was with the power user
community last time that there wasn't too many people involved... this
(IRC) channel (#ubuntu-power-users) was rather quiet most of the day"

James Gifford

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