Roadmap for 12.04, call for comments, suggestions etc

James Gifford james at
Thu Nov 3 12:50:48 UTC 2011

Hm, didn't know that part, and I'm not sure how the system would work
with merge requests and such, but it sounds promising.

James Gifford

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 8:36 AM, Roth Robert <evfool at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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,
> Robert
> [1]
> [2]
> 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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