Global Jam: Call For Xubuntu Tasks

Stephen Michael Kellat skellat at
Tue Aug 19 04:27:25 UTC 2014

Greetings all.  As tasked at the last Xubuntu meeting, I write to ask for folks to consider what tasks would benefit Xubuntu to be undertaken during Ubuntu Global Jam.  Ubuntu Global Jam is a time for local user communities ("LoCo") to actively participate in a major push to get to the end of the development cycle.  The timeframe this cycle is Friday, 12 September 2014 17:00 to Sunday, 14 September 2014 22:00 UTC.  With respect to the Utopic Unicorn release schedule, that is the weekend directly after User Interface Freeze hits on Thursday, 11 September 2014.  Documentation String Freeze will hit on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

What is needed at this point are the nomination of tasks that can be given as suggestions to LoCo groups to engage in during the Global Jam.  These need to be things that can be accomplished by a group of varying levels of experience with Xubuntu.  They need to stay within the weekend preferably.  They also should abide by the release schedule to help move us forward.  A reporting loop needs to be built-in so that feedback from the event can be gathered and we have data we can act upon.

Do we need specific packages tested?  Any last documentation to write?  Seeking new places for pkexec profiles?  Stress-testing the Core?  Patching of things needed?

Unless somebody comes up with a novel approach, I want to leave dealing with bug management set aside.  We have fairly aggressive bug reporting.  We have fairly aggressive bug response.  That's possibly one area we *don't* need help in.

If we shoot for taking about one week or less to pull some ideas together we can contribute them up to Canonical Community Team for use as part of the Global Jam effort.  Right now we need to hash out some ideas and come up with some mission taskings that would help us move forward while also bringing a renewed sense of engagement by others in the overall community of software that we weave together.

Stephen Michael Kellat

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