[Foundations] Release Meeting 2012-04-13

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Fri Apr 13 14:09:15 UTC 2012

== What was done engineering wise? ==

 * Toolchain:
  * Dealing with upstream dispute regarding armhf linker location.
  * Final Python 2.7.3 upload.
  * icedtea-web, openjdk-6, and openjdk-7 updates.
  * Started on a Linaro GCC merge.

 * Defect analysis:
  * Suppress bugs due to full /tmp (bug 972933).
  * Tested and fixed issues with collect-bug-data's caching of bug

 * Archive and release management:
  * Fixed LP bug preventing publications from -proposed pre-release.
  * Finished Python interface to ISO tracker and wrote basic API
  * New bug-fix release of ISO tracker now in production.

 * Package management:
  * Some more multiarch cross-building fixes.
  * Swatted the last obsolete conffiles on upgrades in the core.
  * Follow through on the new update-notifier interface, cleaning up a
    few small bugs that have been reported (bug 977178, 975426).
  * Improved cross-build support in apt, and made the libraries
    multiarch-capable again.

 * Installer:
  * Made the precise-adt-ubiquity Jenkins job pass.
  * Lots of translation updates.
  * Fixed EFI System Partition autodetection on GPT (bug 972122).
  * Disabled Wubi from the Windows autorun page, as discussed on

 * Crash tracker:
  * Work on implementing Matthew's mockup of the crash database
    statistics site.
  * Tackled the problem of slow retraces in production (bug 973494).

 * ARM:
  * Merged compiz and compiz-plugins-main GLES patches.
  * Uploaded fixed version of the pvr driver, along with jockey support.

 * Boot and services:
  * Fixed plymouth to switch back to vt1 when it exits, instead of
    leaving server users on vt7 (bug 913731).
  * Explored ideas for service readiness in Upstart.
  * Discussions and investigations on session management + multiseat.
  * Tweaked mountall to avoid scary warnings due to there being no

 * rls-p-tracking bugs:
  * Fixed proxy handling bug 977812 in update-notifier.
  * Fixed Windows recovery partition handling (bug 772470) and added
    support for Windows 8.
  * Reverted gstreamer patch that caused hangs on the installer's webcam
    page (bug 966294).
  * Extensive investigation of bug 553745.  Tantalisingly close to a
    functional workaround now.

== Summary of bugs working on by team (reasonably reliable) ==

 * Bug 553745 ("plymouthd crashed with SIGSEGV in
   ply_event_loop_process_pending_events()"): upload expected today
 * Bug 658865 ("Install from USB fails: "An attempt to configure apt to
   install additional packages from the CD failed""): needs information,
   may remove from the rls-p-tracking list
 * Bug 922949 ("process can crash due to an issue with one package when
   choosing "install updates" as part of the install"): looking into
   workaround in installer

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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