[ubuntu-studio-devel] [Ubuntu Studio] Cry For Help

Erich Eickmeyer eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Sun Mar 3 02:50:29 UTC 2019

Hi all,

I've done what I can to get lintian output and links to the PPA (in 
this case, the Ubuntu Studio Developer's Autobuilds PPA) in the bug 
reports, along with the tags. If anyone can help me with getting this 
finished, that would be great.


On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 2:09 PM, Erich Eickmeyer 
<erich at ericheickmeyer.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 2, 2019 at 11:54 AM, Erich Eickmeyer 
> <eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> [Sent to: Ubuntu Studio Development, Ubuntu MOTUs, Ubuntu Release 
>> Team]
>> Hello all,
>> Over the course of the past few months, myself, Len Ovens, and Ross 
>> Gammon have been working hard on updating the Ubuntu Studio tools. 
>> In particluar, we have done a number of things to the tools:
>> * Updated Ubuntu Studio Controls (ubuntustudio-controls) with a 
>> number of bug fixes
>> * Renamed Ubuntu Studio Meta Installer to Ubuntu Studio Installer 
>> (ubuntustudio-installer) and gave it a secondary purpose of 
>> installing Ubuntu Studio's stack on top of a flavor other than 
>> Ubuntu Studio (think of Ubuntu Studio as a ToolKit)
>> * Updated Ubuntu Studio's default theme and icon theme (part of 
>> ubuntustudio-look and ubuntustudio-default-settings in addition to 
>> ubuntustudio-icon-theme)
>> * Updated Ubuntu Studio's plymouth boot theme (part of 
>> ubuntustudio-look)
>> * Added a GRUB theme (grub2-themes-ubuntustudio)
>> * Fixed bugs and missing apps in our menu (ubuntustudio-menu)
>> * Worked upstream with the developer of Carla to get Carla in 
>> Ubuntu's repos.
>> Unfortunately, none of that made it in before feature freeze, 
>> despite my mailing our development list that it needed to happen, 
>> and tagging certain packages with [needs packaging]. Perhaps I'm 
>> just doing it wrong.
>> Basically, it comes down to this: Nobody on the Ubuntu Studio Team 
>> has upload privileges in any way. As such, these tools are sitting 
>> waiting to be uploaded.
>> So now, unless I'm wrong, each one of the packages now needs a 
>> Feature Freeze Exception to be uploaded into the repo. This is 
>> disappointing because, as of right now, Ubuntu Studio 19.04 is 
>> looking identical to Ubuntu Studio 18.10.
>> My intention was to apply to become a MOTU after the release of 
>> 19.04 in order to prevent situations like this from happening again. 
>> Unfortunately, it looks like that will be too late unless we can get 
>> someone to get in and review these packages:
>> * <https://launchpad.net/grub2-themes-ubuntustudio>
>> * <https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-controls>
>> * <https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-installer>
>> * <https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-icon-theme>
>> * <https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-look>
>> * https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-menugrub2-theme-ubuntustudio- 
>> <https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-menu>
>> * <https://launchpad.net/ubuntustudio-default-settings>
>> * <https://launchpad.net/carla>
>> So, please take this as our cry for help to get these packages 
>> updated and included. I don't know how to do this, and I've never 
>> been shown the process. So, maybe my MOTU training sarts here.
>> Thank you for your time, and in advance for your help.
>> ----
>> Erich Eickmeyer
>> Council Chair
>> Ubuntu Studio
>> ubuntustudio.org
> Bug reports are as follows: 1816673, 1818372, 1818368, 1818369, 
> 1818370, 1818366, 1809024, 1818373
> I realize that at least two of these are going to require FFe's, and 
> the one for the GRUB theme looks recent because I had to re-upload 
> the git repo due to an error Launchpad was having with grabbing the 
> existing repo.
> I'd appreciate help with this.
> Erich

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