Ubuntu Touch release mechanics

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Thu Sep 19 22:30:17 UTC 2013

Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>Hi folks,
>I've been working with the Ubuntu Touch folks to try to improve how
>they're landing changes.  At the moment, to try to keep control of
>things in the run-up to 13.10, they're tracking all their landings in a
>spreadsheet and asking people not to upload things out-of-band from
>that affect Touch images.  A few of us saw some improvements to be made
>here and suggested using proposed-migration blocks instead of
>uploads, in the hope that that will involve less many-to-many
>communication and make it easier to test and approve changes.
>So, I've set up an ~ubuntu-touch-release team with a list of members
>given by Alexander Sack, and I plan to give them a hints bzr branch
>shortly with the delegated ability to use the "block" and "unblock"
>hints.  At the moment we have no way to access-control this to just
>certain images, but TBH I trust that those people are way too busy at
>the moment to want to spend time interfering with anyone else. :-)  If
>it becomes a problem then I can certainly look into that.
>I realise I didn't discuss this very far in advance (though I haven't
>actually set up the delegation yet), which is because it's been
>happening too quickly - sorry about that.  But I think this level of
>control is a reasonable one to delegate to people release-managing an
>image and shouldn't cause a problem if we talk to each other.  For most
>of the time between now and 13.10 a lot of the archive is going to be
>blocked anyway, and I expect we'll want to look at how this worked
>For the avoidance of doubt, if people think this experiment is a
>reasonable one, I think it would make sense to extend it to more of the
>image release management teams in perhaps a slightly less ad-hoc way;
>perhaps each image release management team should be able to
>block/unblock uploads within their package set, for instance, so that
>doesn't all have to be within the primary release team who have full
>control and can break anything.  What would people think of that kind

https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-touch-release-team is 404 for me.  What's the URL for the team? 

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