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Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-01

July 23 through July 29
We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.11. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze
is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

* The Artful kernel in the archive has been rebased to 4.11.12.
* The Artful staging repository has been rebased to 4.12.4.
* Work on 4.13 for Artful has been started and is currently tracking
4.13-rc3.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##

The Xenial 16.04.3 Ubuntu LTS point release will release on Thursday,
August 3rd.

Legacy Support

Greetings, once again.

I would not like to appear insisting nor recurrent in sight of my previous
digests, yet there is another issue i would like to address, as i feel it
is our concern as developers, even if my input has been few about the
overall development process.

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-27

*July 27, 2017*

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations
Team.

GCC 7 default update planned for early August

Hi,

it's this time of the year where you go to your vacation, and look at a new
shiny new GCC version in the archive when you come back. Well, not exactly ...

I'm planning to change the default on Aug 03/04, and then working to get things
migrated and buildable again, including two transitions for GCC runtime
libraries. Fixing things pro-actively is appreciated. If there are questions,
please use the #ubuntu-devel irc channel.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-26

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in
the body of this email. It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-07-25

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 25 Jul at 16:01 - 16:16 UTC
* Full logs at
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-07-25-16.01.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-07-25-16.01.log.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting"
started at 16:01.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mysql t

Ubuntu Desktop Favorite Apps

Howdy Ubuntu,

Working with Will Cooke (Canonical's Ubuntu Desktop Engineering
Manager), we've put together a short survey for you, the Ubuntu
community, as well as the broader Linux ecosystem at large.

We're seeking your input on your favorite apps for the Linux desktop.

You're welcome to engage in discussion here, or in any one of the
following venues where we've cross posted this request, in the
interest of the broadest possible engagement with the Ubuntu community
at large:

Google Forms Survey:
- <a href="https://ubu.one/apps1804" title="https://ubu.one/apps1804">https://ubu.one/apps1804</a>

HackerNews:
- <a href="https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14819508" title="https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14819508">https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14819508</a>

Re

Changes to do-release-upgrade and meta-release files

I've recently made some changes to how do-release-upgrade, called by
update-manager when you choose to upgrade releases, behaves and thought
it'd be a good time to clarify how things work and the changes made.

When do-release-upgrade is called it reads a meta-release file from
changelogs.ubuntu.com to determine what releases are supported and to
which release to upgrade. The exact meta-release file changes depending
on what arguments, --proposed or --devel-release, are passed to
do-release-upgrade.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-18

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in
the body of this email. It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-07-18

Hi,

here's a summary of the weekly IRC Server team meeting from today:

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 18 Jul at 16:02 &mdash; 16:35 UTC
* Full logs at [[
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-07-18-16.02.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-07-18-16.02.log.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>
]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting" started
at 16:02.

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netb

Polling for opinions on removing vm-builder, sandbox-upgrader and auto-upgrade-tester

Hi,
due to a few recent bugs in ubuntu-vm-builder I got reminded that whenever
vmbuilder comes up, people feel bad and have to excuse a lot as it is
essentially un-maintained.
All use-cases people seemed to care about are replaced by uvtool [1] which
is far more widely used.

I happened to realize that it was already tried to be removed for the same
reasons [2] in late 2013.
It was un-maintained then and hasn't changed.

There was a short flicker of an upstream community [3], but not enough to
consider it maintained at the moment.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-11

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in
the body of this email. It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly.

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-07-06

*Thursday July 6, 2017*

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations
Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects
the team may be working on.

If you would like to reach the Foundations team, you can find us at the
#ubuntu-devel channel on freenode.

Highlights

* Ubuntu is published in the Windows Store and is installable on Windows 10
insiders preview builds.

Global menu for artful?

Now that Ubuntu is dropping Unity in favor of Gnome shell, the one thing I
(and many others I think) is missing is support for the global menu. I've
always loved that feature.

I've played around a bit with this unofficial extension:

<a href="https://github.com/lestcape/Gnome-Global-AppMenu" title="https://github.com/lestcape/Gnome-Global-AppMenu">https://github.com/lestcape/Gnome-Global-AppMenu</a>

and while it kind of works for some applications, it certainly isn't as wart
free as Unity was. Still, it seems like the best option so far.

I'm wondering if there is any official work being done to bring global menu
support to artful?

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-07-11

Hi,
here a summary of the weekly IRC Server team meeting held today.

== Meeting information ==

* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 11 Jul at 16:01 &mdash; 16:31 UTC
* Full logs at [[
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-07-11-16.01.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-07-11-16.01.log.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>
]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===

* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to write a server guide entry on ipv6 netboot (carried
over)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mysql triage pa

Launchpad builders - increasing memory spec

Hi All

Mathias and I where discussing some challenges around fitting the Ceph
build with any level of parallelism in to a virtualized launchpad builder
(as used for the majority of architectures today).

Basically the current memory spec only permits a max-parallel of 2 (on
Xenial amd64). Ceph is a big C++ project so takes some time to build with
such a low level of parallelism.

Would it be possible to nudge up the default memory allocation on the
builders?

Looking for Community Council nominations

Hello everybody,

The Community Council is looking for nominees for the upcoming election.

In the past months and weeks Laura and Mike stepped down from the CC for
personal reasons, so we decided to restaff the CC a bit early. Normally,
elections would have been in November, so we're a few months early.

If you are interested in the CC's work, have a look at
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncil" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncil">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CommunityCouncil</a> and the pages linked from
there.

Deprecation of apt-transport-https

Hi everyone,

APT is currently migrating from apt-transport-https to the "http"
method, which learned TLS in the past half week.

Ubiquity not enabling hibernation in 17.04

Hello all,
I've recently installed Kubuntu 17.04 on a bunch of machines and noticed
that they all got 2 GB swap files (smaller than their RAM) and
hibernation wasn't enabled.

I filed a bug
(<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1699336" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1699336">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1699336</a>) and
was told that not enabling hibernation by default was intentional.

Is there any chance we can revisit that decision? Hibernation is a
useful alternative to suspending, especially given the modern focus on
long laptop battery life.

Nate

Backporting intel-microcode to 16.04 LTS for errata fix

I find the intel-microcode package in Ubuntu 16.04 is heavily outdated
(3.20151106.1) leaving many Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake systems
vulnerable to incorrect program flow/state due to a processor errata
[1].

This seems like sufficient rationale to backport the package
(3.20170511.1) from Artful which carries the updated microcode to
address the errata.

What's the consensus here?

[1] <a href="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/06/msg00308.html" title="https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/06/msg00308.html">https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2017/06/msg00308.html</a>

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-06-27

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 27 Jun at 16:00 &mdash; 16:40 UTC
* Full logs at [[
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-06-27-16.00.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-06-27-16.00.log.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>
]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting" started
at 16:00.

* ''LINK:''
<a href="https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2017-June/039831.html" title="https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2017-June/039831.html">https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2017-June/039831.html</a>
* ''ACTION:'' * nacc to write a release notes entry on ipv6 netboot
(carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' * nacc to write a server guide entr

Announce: Stable Release Update verification policy change

Hello everyone,

As part of our continuing improvements to the SRU process, we have
decided to require verification-done-RELEASE and
verification-failed-RELEASE tags for bug validation instead of their
broad versions (i.e. verification-done, verification-failed). This
means that for a bug to be considered validated, testers need to tag
the bug with a verification-done-RELEASE tag where RELEASE is the
stable release name of the upload you have been testing.

Status of Ubuntu Touch packages removal

Hi all!

Is it planned to remove Unity 8 and related packages (such as apps) from
Artful, or the plan is to keep them in universe for some more time?

We are currently working on updating Qt to 5.9 LTS, and two major things that
concern us are:

* ubuntu-ui-toolkit;
* qtubuntu (the Qt MIR binding).

Both of these packages are broken with Qt 5.9, and because they extensively
use Qt private API, fixing them may be not easy.

ubuntu-ui-toolkit is even in main because it is used by checkbox-converged.

It would be really nice to get *at least* qtubuntu removed, if nobody is going
to work on it.

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-06-22

*Thursday June 15, 2017*

Introduction

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations
Team.

Ubuntu Desktop transition from LightDM to GDM

Ubuntu Desktop will be switching from LightDM to GDM for 17.10. I'm
working on handling that transition and trying to sort out the best
solution for upgraders that won't negatively impact other flavors.

The initial plan was to drop the current prompt when configuring the
package to select which DM to use by default and just switch current
lightdm users to gdm3.

Hanging builds on s390x

Hi all,

Simon Quigley and I are currently working on Qt 5.9 transition in a PPA [1].

We noticed that some of the Qt packages hang when their tests are run on
s390x.

Is there a log of Proposed-Migration overrides?

Hi,
Sometimes part of that complexity maintaining a Distribution can be the
need of "forcing" proposed-migrations [1].

But I recently faced this from a different point of view.
I wondered about a package being in -updates and thought "was anything
forced when this migrated"?
As far as I asked around nobody knew any place this could be checked.

A log like this would allow three things:
- clarification if something was forced if ever in doubt
- tracking counts in that list would allow to identify issues that really
should be fixed to avoid forcing them "regularly"
- it could be an extra source

Is there a log of Proposed-Migration overrides?

Hi,
Sometimes part of that complexity maintaining a Distribution can be the
need of "forcing" proposed-migrations [1].

But I recently faced this from a different point of view.
I wondered about a package being in -updates and thought "was anything
forced when this migrated"?
As far as I asked around nobody knew any place this could be checked.

A log like this would allow three things:
- clarification if something was forced if ever in doubt
- tracking counts in that list would allow to identify issues that really
should be fixed to avoid forcing them "regularly"
- it could be an extra source

Ubuntu Kernel Development Summary - 20 June 2017

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in the body of this email. It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] <a href="https://insights.ubuntu.com/" title="https://insights.ubuntu.com/">https://insights.ubuntu.com/</a>

Tues June 20, 2017

GNOME Encrypted Home Support

I have been working on encrypted home folder support in GNOME. For more
details, see this launchpad bug:

<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/accountsservice/+bug/1699216" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/accountsservice/+bug/1699216">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/accountsservice/+bug/1699216</a>

RFC: disabling the SMB1 protocol in our samba stack (client, server) (#1697817)

Hi,

we had a bug [1] filed against Ubuntu as part of a larger campaign [2] to
disable the old, vulnerable, deprecated SMB1 protocol in the Samba stack.

I asked upstream [3] for their opinion on changing the default protocol
level.

In terms of an actual change, it's just a pair of independent configuration
settings in smb.conf (if upstream doesn't change the defaults): one for
client, one for server. That part is simple. The repercussions need to be
thought through, however.

RFC: disabling the SMB1 protocol in our samba stack (client, server) (#1697817)

Hi,

we had a bug [1] filed against Ubuntu as part of a larger campaign [2] to
disable the old, vulnerable, deprecated SMB1 protocol in the Samba stack.

I asked upstream [3] for their opinion on changing the default protocol
level.

In terms of an actual change, it's just a pair of independent configuration
settings in smb.conf (if upstream doesn't change the defaults): one for
client, one for server. That part is simple. The repercussions need to be
thought through, however.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-06-13

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server, 13 Jun at 16:01 &mdash; 16:12 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-06-13-16.01.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting" started at 16:02.

* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mysql triage page (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rharper to write a server guide entry on v2 yaml support in cloud-init (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' rharper to write a rel

Tomahawk player status

See bug: <a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063">https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1698063</a>

"libechonest has been removed from Debian unstable, with the rationale
that it uses an external API that no longer exists (Debian bug #862551).
tomahawk-player depends on libechonest, which prevents libechonest's
removal.

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 21017-06-15

Hello,

Please find below the first edition of a new weekly newsletter from the
Ubuntu Foundations Team. It contains highlights from the week, information
about the state of the Ubuntu development archive, and other news from the
Foundations Team.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Foundations Team

*Thursday June 15, 2017*

Introduction

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations
Team.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-06-13

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter, which is in
the body of this email. It will also be published on the insights blog[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] <a href="https://insights.ubuntu.com/" title="https://insights.ubuntu.com/">https://insights.ubuntu.com/</a>

**

*Tues June 13, 2017*

*

Introduction

This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel
Team.

New Ubuntu Core Developer - Jeremy Bicha

Hello!

Please congratulate Jeremy Bicha on his successful Ubuntu Core
Developer application! Welcome to the team!

Cheers,

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-06-06

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-06-06" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-06-06">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-06-06</a>

=== Introduction ===
This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Kernel
Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting
subjects the team may be working on.

If you would like to reach the kernel team.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-05-31

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-05-31" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-05-31">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-05-31</a>

Kimchi & Ginger in Ubuntu outdated and broken - update or remove them

Hi Aline and Frederic,
I came along this issue to drop the libvirt-bin dependency [1], but I had
to realize that kimchi and ginger hang outdated in the archive since a way
too long time.

TL;DR:
- initial upload in wily
- no fix/update since then
- upstream development continued
- in newer releases broken lacking the upstream fixes
- upstream provides out of tree .debs to install

I hereby try to reach out to the maintainers that drove the initial uploads
into Ubuntu and the recent .deb packages hosted by the kimchi-project.

If you are willing and able to update kimchi/ginger to a working sta

New PPU rights for zfsutils-linux and spl-linux for Colin King

Hello everyone!

After the recent DMB e-mail vote we have granted Colin King the
additional PPU rights for the following packages:

zfsutils-linux
spl-linux

Congratulations!

Best regards,

Status of Ubuntu Packaging Guide

Hi all,

There are many problems with the current state of our Packaging Guide [1]:

* Half of it talks about Ubuntu Distributed Development, which is no longer
a living thing.
* Another part is a bit outdated, as it is mostly unmaintained, while our
tools and methods continuously evolve.

Suggested deadline for 17.10 installer slideshow updates

Hi,

Last cycle, we've had a fair number of pretty late slideshow updates,
and I had to do some amounts of manual translation mangling to fix
issues. I'd like to avoid that this cycle, and for future cycles, too.

Please see this as a reminder that it's a good idea to update the
desktop installer slideshows early (and now is a great time to do
that!), and often. I will try to track down a new "mascot" image for
17.10 right away.

I would like to suggest we also collectively attempt to stick to a
"stricter" schedule for slideshow updates.

Server Team meetings: 2017-05-16

Minutes and action items from today's server team meeting are now posted
and available here:
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-05-16-16.02.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-05-16-16.02.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>

Next week's agenda is available here:
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting</a>

Thanks!

The transition to add support for Python 3.6 is beginning

Hi everyone,

The process of adding Python 3.6 as a supported version has begun.

The transition tracker is here:

<a href="https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/transitions/html/python3.5-6.html" title="https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/transitions/html/python3.5-6.html">https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-archive/transitions/html/python3.5-...</a>

and I'm currently working my way down the list.

I did a test rebuild of all/most dependent packages in a ppa:

<a href="https://launchpad.net/~mwhudson/+archive/ubuntu/devirt/+packages" title="https://launchpad.net/~mwhudson/+archive/ubuntu/devirt/+packages">https://launchpad.net/~mwhudson/+archive/ubuntu/devirt/+packages</a>

And compiled some terse notes on the failures here:

<a href="http://paste.ubuntu.com/24557408/" title="http://paste.ubuntu.com/24557408/">http://paste.ubuntu.com/24557408/</a>

And help resolving the failures would be appreciated (especially pandas!)

Cheers,
mwh

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-05-09

Minutes and action items from today's server team meeting are now posted
and available here:
*https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-05-09-16.03.html
<https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-05-09-16.03.html>*

Next week's agenda is available here:
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting</a>

Thanks!

Machine Parsable Release Information Specification

Hi everyone,

I am sending this mail to the development list of the distributions
CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu.

Change of scope and target market for i386

######
NB! this is a mailing list for developers, and this is a _proposal_
that I want to discuss with the *buntu developers.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-05-02

Minutes and action items from today's server team meeting are now posted
and avilable here:
<a href="https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-05-02-16.04.html" title="https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-05-02-16.04.html">https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting....</a>

Next week's agenda is available here:
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting</a>

Thanks!

sqlalchemy 1.1 for artful

Hi All

sqlalchemy 1.0.x has been creating some awkward unit test races in some
OpenStack projects (specifically neutron, and I'm fed up of hitting
rebuild); I've started work on the transition to sqlalchemy 1.1.x for
artful in:

<a href="https://launchpad.net/~ci-train-ppa-service/+archive/ubuntu/2739/+packages" title="https://launchpad.net/~ci-train-ppa-service/+archive/ubuntu/2739/+packages">https://launchpad.net/~ci-train-ppa-service/+archive/ubuntu/2739/+packages</a>

reverse-depends currently have versioned Depends on sqlachemy - a no-change
rebuild is required to update those.

Cheers

James

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-04-25

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-04-25" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-04-25">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-04-25</a>

Removal of upstart and cgmanager from Artful Aardvark

Upstart and CGManager have been in maintenance mode for a few releases
now. The primary users of upstart & CGManager were Mobile (Unity
Touch) and Unity8 desktop sessions. Upstart is used in those session
to provide user session supervisor and implement application
lifecycle.

Currently, ubuntu-app-launch has been ported to provide application
lifecycle using systemd. However, neither of the two session packages
were ported to kick off touch/unity8 sessions exclusively under
systemd.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-04-25

Minutes and action times from today's server team meeting are now posted
available here:
<a href="https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-04-25-16.01.html" title="https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-04-25-16.01.html">https://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting....</a>

Next week's agenda is available here:
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam/Meeting</a>

Thanks!

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-04-18

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 18 Apr at 16:01 &mdash; 16:32 UTC
* Full logs at
[[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-04-18-16.01.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting"
started at 16:01.

* ''ACTION:'' rbasak, powersj, cpaelzer to draft mysql triage
response page like nginx has (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' smoser to write a release notes entry on cloud-init
(ds-identify) (carried over)
* ''ACTION:''

Does the backporters team need help?

Hi. I was just looking and I noticed backport bugs piling up:

<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/xenial-backports" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/xenial-backports">https://bugs.launchpad.net/xenial-backports</a>

Once, long ago, I was going to join the effort, but my time for Ubuntu
has been pretty limited. That said, if y'all need help, I can probably
throw an hour at these kinds of things every month or so.

Could Canonical consider relicensing libcolumbus?

libcolumbus is a library for search that allows Unity and the HUD to
still show you relevant results if you misspelled a word. For more
details, see Jono's announcement post.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-03-28

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-meeting, 28 Mar at 16:03 &mdash; 16:23 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-03-28-16.03.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting" started at 16:03.

* ''ACTION:'' rbasak, powersj, cpaelzer to draft mysql triage response page like nginx has (carried over)
* ''ACTION:'' smoser to write a release notes entry on cloud-init (ds-identify)
* ''ACTION:'' nacc to writ

Keyboard short-cuts

Hi All,

I particularly like Ubuntu's keyboard short-cuts. Most (if not all) of my
friends at the Tyneside LUG are unaware of them. I was thinking of writing
a mini-article about them for the ACCU's CVu magazine and I was wondering
if there is a page out there that lists them? I know if you hold the
"super/Windows" key, you get a list of some of the short-cuts and was
wondering if they were also listed on a web page.

Thanks :)

Ian

Second Ubuntu Zesty Zapus test rebuilds (all components, all architectures, GCC 7)

The second test rebuild of Zesty Zapus was started on March 22 for all
architectures, all components (main component and seeded packages finished,
unseeded packages still building).

For arm64 and armhf the gcc-6 packages are based on the Linaro 6-2017.03
snapshot.

Results (please also look at the superseded builds) can be found at

<a href="http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170322.1-zesty.html" title="http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170322.1-zesty.html">http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170322.1-zesty.html</a>

Additional build failures for packages in zesty-proposed (not yet in zesty)
can be found at <a href="http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/ftbfs/" title="http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/ftbfs/">http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/ftbfs/</a>

Please help fixing the build failures.

Another test rebuild u

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-03-21

Hello,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team has published this weeks newsletter[0].

The Newsletter is published weekly. It contains highlights from the
week, announcements regarding the development and stable kernels, as
well as any other news the Kernel Team may have.

Sincerely,

The Ubuntu Kernel Team

[0] <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-03-21" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-03-21">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Newsletter/2017-03-21</a>

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