Roadmap for 12.04, call for comments, suggestions etc

Roth Robert evfool at
Thu Nov 3 12:36:10 UTC 2011


Regarding the contribution ideas, I don't know whether this has been
already mentioned or not, but GNOME projects are imported by the launchpad
VCSimporter automatically from GNOME GIT into Launchpad (e.g. GTK+ [1]),
and I think something similar could be set up for ubuntu-tweak (GITHUB to
launchpad import)
I have just checked and anyone should be able to request importing
branches, see the requesting new imports page at [2].
This way only reviewing proposed merges, committing to git, and submitting
a github pull request would be left to do manually.

Hope this helps,


On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 1:28 PM, James Gifford <james at>wrote:

> 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
> anything.
> 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
> setup?
> 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
> below!
> - 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"
> Cheers,
> James Gifford
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