Server Team 20080701 meeting minutes

Mathias Gug mathiaz at
Wed Jul 2 21:11:59 UTC 2008


Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online with        
the irc logs here:        

==== MIR for Recommends ====

mathiaz followed up on ubuntu-devel[1] about MIR for Recommends. ScottK asked
if there was a script to check for missing recommends in Main. cjwatson said
he had almost implemented Recommends support in germinate.

mathiaz asked whether writing MIR for these packages is an easy task and could
be given to new contributors. The MIR template lays out the steps and some of
its points require packaging knowledge. cjwatson also noted that not all the
packages should have MIR written for as some of them should be moved to
Suggests instead. The MIR written by non-developers should also be reviewed by
a developer before subscribing ubuntu-mir in order to make sure that the
report is well-formed and ease the load on the MIR team.


==== Spec status ====

Most of the MIR related to amavisd-dkim have been done. clamav-spamassassin-
in-main has a stack of MIR that need to be written. ScottK agreed to be the
reviewer for the MIR. Anyone interested in helping out should select a MIR
from the list[2] and ping ScottK for a quick review before subscribing ubuntu-

nxvl has uploaded a new version of augeas to REVU. He already got an ACK from
a MOTU and thus waits for a second one. Once the package is available in the
archive, he will focus on writing lenses. He also added that the perl bindings
had been released. foolano, an ebox developer, said he would look into using
the newly released perl bindings to integrate it in ebox.

soren started a rewrite of ubuntu-vm-builder in python to make it easier to
use from other applications. Although the code is already available in LP[3],
it's alpha quality - expect things to change a bit in the coming weeks.

mathiaz reminded everyone about the FeatureFreeze deadline for the intrepid
release cycle[4]: August, 28th. Specs should have a working state by this date
and uploaded in the archive.

ACTION: mathiaz to update the ServerTeam roadmap with the list of intrepid


==== Server survey status ====

mathiaz asked about the status of the server survey. nijaba has been in
contact with james who found some hardware to host the survey.

nijaba asked whether an analyst firm could join the survey. It would bring
more coverage. That raised the question of who could get access to the
anonymised raw data of the survey and draw their own conclusions. After some
discussion it was decided that access to anonymized raw data would be given to
members of both the ubuntu-server and ubuntumembers teams in LP (intersection
of the 2 teams) and a potential analyst firm choosing to join the survey
before publication.

==== Agree on next meeting date and time ====

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 8th at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer

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