[Desktop] Status 2012-02-10

Stéphane Graber stgraber at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 10 15:53:59 UTC 2012

On 02/10/2012 08:15 AM, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> == What was done engineering wise? ==
> * New GTK changed the theme API slightly, the themes got updated but
> there are still a few issues to resolve.
> * Land music store for Rhythmbox.
> * accountsservice now writes user locale configuration to
> `~/.pam_environment` instead of `~/.profile`, to avoid having to touch
> an actual shell script, and `~/.profile` to overwrite the PAM
> environment settings.
> * FreeRDP 1.0 hit precise. It's undergoing the final tweaks to pass our
> security review. Once it's in main, we'll update remmina and put it into
> main (MIR already approved), dropping the old and rather insecure
> rdesktop/vinagre.

Please note that LTSP is also currently requiring rdesktop to be in 
Main. In theory LTSP will work fine using xfreerdp and the code is 
designed to detect and use one or the other, but we'll need to 
coordinate and do some testing here before rdesktop can be dropped out 
of Main.

> * Land new ALSA. Introduced a regression which was fixed quickly, should
> be good now.
> * Update to the latest pieces of the GNOME a11y stack in precise. Land
> network-manager, Unity launcher, and some other a11y fixes.
> * Add WhatProvides plugin support to PackageKit and aptdaemon, and add
> plugin for language support packages to language-selector. This allows
> upstream control-center's region panel to work on Ubuntu.
> * Lots of language-selector code cleanup and bug fixing.
> * XRandR library development progressing well.
> * Went over remaining precise work items, and moved a few blueprints to
> the Q cycle which will not make it.
> == What's about to land that might impact the other teams? ==
> * New compiz will be uploaded RSN (Didier has a first version being
> tested in his ppa) . It shouldn't directly affect other teams, but if
> you notice window manager regressions, please tell us.
> == Dependencies on other teams, blocking items ==
> None.
> == New Desktop Release Notes ==
> Nothing new this week.
> Cumulative notes at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/ReleaseStatus#relnotes
> == Release targetted bugs being worked on/monitored ==
> Good progress this week, details at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/ReleaseStatus#rcbugs
> --
> Sebastien Bacher

Stéphane Graber
Ubuntu developer

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