UDS Karmic Goals
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Tue May 26 14:58:01 BST 2009
Steve Dodier wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I just would like to give a few words about points 2, 3, 4, and
> possibly 6.
> 2. Discuss and spec out improvements to notifications.
> * For the notifications, i had a look at both daemons, and i
> personally think notify-osd to be very promising. I'm sorry for
> not being able to attend UDS physically before thursday morning,
> but I'll try to get in touch with Mirco Muëller (help might be
> needed from people who know what he looks like :p)in order to
> see what will be done in notify-osd during the karmic cycle
> (esp, will the brigthness-lag and fullscreen bugs be fixed).
> * I hope to get my sound notifications daemon running soon. I also
> spotted some stuff that could be changed/fixed in thunar-volman
> (mostly remove the action buttons from the "media not ready to
> unmount yet" notification bubble, and possibly add notifications
> for when a device is done mounting)
> * We also have to make sure our icon theme includes notification-*
> 3. Identify and possibly fix the login delay issue | 4. Examine memory
> usage of default Xubuntu desktop
> * A quick googling brought me to some people whining about the
> slowness of xfce4-settings-helper, we'll have to check this out.
> * Also related to 4. (ram usage) : we have update-notifier +
> jockey running on startup, these also take time to launch, and
> they're very RAM hungry compared to the rest of the desktop. We
> might want to find a way to load them later, or not on all boots
> ? Also, tracker is launched by default, afaik. Is it needed by
> all users ?
> 6. Documentation, Artwork.
> * I've got a few ideas for an usplash (not sure we'll have
> Plymouth by time). I actually love the openSuse ones, they're
> original, i'll try to get an usplash theme mockup asap.
In the last cycle we were way too late to include a new usplash. This
needs to be worked quite early in the cycle as it might break things. I
have no objections even if it was just "basic Xubuntu" and something
specially made for Karmic.
It'd be great if you could come up with an usplash mockup :)
> * Pasi and me will apparently try to work on improving XFCE's own
> doc during the next months. Integrating the XFCE doc could be a
> good goal for improving our own one, aswell as the xubuntu-docs.
> Having them on the website with a sexy CSS would also help.
As we discussed in UDS Jaunty, we are trying to get way more cooperation
in Xfce/Xubuntu documentation, and I think Jim and Jannis have done
something to form a shared documentation team already. We totally want
to support Xfce in their documentation.
> * About the website, what could we add to it in order to make it
> more useful ? A sort of planet.xubuntu.org
> <http://planet.xubuntu.org> ? More support options from the
> start page ? What are we going to do for the lack of mirrors, too ?
In a few days I can showcase you a partly static site running WordPress
(MU). I still think we should switch to WP to get new features more
easily. Also with WP we could easily aggregate developer blogs into a
> Voilà, that's all for now. Im really looking forward to see all those
> of you who are at Barcelona !
> Steve Dodier
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