Xubuntu team direction

J. Anthony Limon j at flippo.net
Thu Dec 10 16:55:42 GMT 2009


Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
> J. Anthony Limon wrote:
>> Pasi Lallinaho wrote:
>>   
>>> Lionel Le Folgoc wrote:
>>>     
>>>> Hi there,
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 01:20:07PM -0600, Jim Campbell wrote:
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>>>>> It seems like most people are open to a council-type approach in terms of
>>>>>> governance (if that's the right word).  It also seems like we would still
>>>>>> need someone who can manage the seeds alongside Lionel, and perhaps do some
>>>>>> development, too.  I'm not sure what all is involved in what Cody has done,
>>>>>> to be honest, but we will need to find a person or (perhaps more likely) a
>>>>>> couple people who can contribute in a technical manner similar to how has
>>>>>> been able to contribute. I wouldn't expect anyone to perform those kind of
>>>>>> duties right away, but . . .  eventually . . .  they could grow into those
>>>>>> kind of responsibilities.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I know what I'm proposing above isn't terribly formal, but I'm on visiting
>>>>>> the neighbouring city of Milwaukee this weekend, and wanted to provide some
>>>>>> input on this matter for now.  :)
>>>>>>
>>>>>>       
>>>>>>           
>>>> I'm all in favor of a council-type approach, thanks for thinking about
>>>> this. ;)
>>>>
>>>> No problem about the people proposed either (although Micheal hasn't
>>>> contributed at all to Xubuntu for more than six months, nor spoken on
>>>> our ml or irc chan, so I'm not sure he's still interested).
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>> I understand Michael has a lot to do, so I'm not blaming him for this. 
>>> Maybe someone should contact him if he doesn't reply soonish. I can do 
>>> that.
>>>
>>> Cody and Lionel, what do you think about the technical team leader(s)? 
>>> Also Cody, do you think several leaders per team would make sense?
>>>     
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>>>> Cody and Lionel, what areas do you think you could use the most support?  Is
>>>>> it in bug triage?  Is it in development, packaging and patching?  Is it in
>>>>> managing the seeds?  There may be Xubuntu users or MOTU folks who we could
>>>>> recruit based on a specific need.
>>>>>
>>>>> I know that recruiting new contributors is difficult (particularly skilled
>>>>> ones) but identifying particular areas where we need the most development
>>>>> help would at least give us a chance.
>>>>>
>>>>>     
>>>>>         
>>>> The biggest issue isn't packaging imho. Now, most of our packages are
>>>> synced as-is from Debian, and for the remaining ones, the delta with
>>>> Debian is well identified (xubuntu-specific changes such as notify-osd
>>>> support, etc.). Yet, some help would be appreciated on the
>>>> StableReleaseUpdates (SRU) front, as currently we fix ~0 bug after a
>>>> release, and users have to live with some annoying bugs during six
>>>> months.
>>>>
>>>> An important problem for karmic was testing (especially gnome components
>>>> <-> xfce interactions) and reporting bugs about that.  It's rather
>>>> difficult to have the desktop team change something in their packages,
>>>> and when we detect that a few days before/after the release, it's
>>>> impossible. =]
>>>>
>>>> Charlie might probably need some help on bug triaging also…
>>>>
>>>> (I only focused on 'technical' stuff, but people may need help on
>>>> documentation and artwork too ;)
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>> At least for Lucid, no big help with artwork is needed as we'll mostly 
>>> polish the Albatross theme with the Shimmer team. I could use some 
>>> help on renewing the website though, if somebody is interested.
>>>
>>> Documentation absolutely needs lots of help and love.
>>>     
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Lionel
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>> -- 
>>> Pasi Lallinaho
>>> Xubuntu Marketing Lead
>>> Web-designer, graphic artist
>>> IRC: knome @ freenode
>>>   
>>>     
>> What language and/or CMS is xubuntu.com?
>>
>> - J
>>
>>   
> Currently Drupal, but the with redesign we are migrating to WordPress.
> 
> -- 
> Pasi Lallinaho
> Xubuntu Marketing Lead
> Web-designer, graphic artist
> IRC: knome @ freenode
> 

Is there a repo set up for the website's files or am I being too hopeful?

- J



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