Xubuntu team direction

J. Anthony Limon j at flippo.net
Tue Dec 8 23:11:07 UTC 2009

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
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