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Ubuntu Kernel Team - Newsletter, 2018-03-21

March 21
##Development (18.04)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

* On the road to 18.04 we have a 4.15 based kernel in the Bionic repository.

Important upcoming dates:

        Final Beta - Apr 5 (~2 weeks away)
     Kernel Freeze - Apr 12 (~3 weeks away)
      Final Freeze - Apr 19 (~4 weeks away)
      Ubuntu 18.04 - Apr 26 (~5 weeks away)

##Stable (Released & Supported)##
 * The updated kernel packages for the current SRU cycle are now in
-proposed ready for verification and tests.

Ker

Deprecation notice for mail-stack-delivery (dovecot) - planned to be dropped in 18.10

Hello,
since Ubuntu 18.04 has reached feature freeze we started to think about
18.10.
One of the changes ahead is the dropping of the mail-stack-delivery package
(part of dovecot).

This package was created a long time ago with the intend to simplify
several steps of a mail server setup, for example to get a safe ssl secured
default installation.
It is essentially almost only a postinst to set up some better defaults.

But the bit that I can derive from bug reports and such indicates that it
is almost unused these days and has become an unused maintenance debt (it
started to show it's age - no

Supporting LZ4 as initramfs compressor

Hi,

Initramfs-tools uses gzip compression by default which served us well
for quite some time but LZ4 offers way faster decompression while
making a only slightly bigger initramfs files.

On my old laptop the initramfs extraction time decreased from ~1.2s to ~0.24s:
(with lz4)
kernel: [ 0.297726] Unpacking initramfs...
kernel: [ 0.535061] Freeing initrd memory: 77940K
kernel: [ 0.301637] Unpacking initramfs...
kernel: [ 0.539109] Freeing initrd memory: 77940K
(with gzip)
kernel: [ 0.273748] Unpacking initramfs...
kernel: [ 1.490066] Freeing initrd memory: 57140K
kernel: [

Bugs reports should include syslog warnings or not?

Hey there,

<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/+bug/1738581" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/+bug/1738581">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apport/+bug/1738581</a> was raised
to my attention in a discussion about apport/e.u.c and I'm wondering if
the change is right

The report pointed out that private info have been included in a report
through JournalError.txt, and the solution applied was to change apport
to include errors level messages only and not warning.

Looking a bit a journalerror on some bugs it seems we have indeed some
components that log too much content as "warning" (gdm in that case),
but changing to "error" has been cutting out useful warnings and doesn't
seem the

Call for testing: netplan.io on 18.04

Hello,

As many of you must have noticed, netplan is now the default network
configuration tool on Ubuntu.

<a href="http://netplan.io" title="http://netplan.io">http://netplan.io</a>

There have been a number of changes to netplan and many new features
added this cycle.

ext4 metadata_csum and backwards compatibility

I'd like to draw attention to:
<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/+bug/1601997" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/+bug/1601997">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/e2fsprogs/+bug/1601997</a>

IRC discussion:
<a href="https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2018/03/13/%23ubuntu-devel.html#t12:05" title="https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2018/03/13/%23ubuntu-devel.html#t12:05">https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2018/03/13/%23ubuntu-devel.html#t12:05</a>

tl;dr: by doing nothing we're implicitly breaking some filesystem
forward compatibility. I'd like us to make an explicit decision about
whether we want this.

I think this probably doesn't matter in the desktop use case.

New Qt5 Uploader - Simon Quigley

Hello everyone,

Please congratulate Simon on his successful Ubuntu Qt5 Uploaders
application! Being part of the team, tsimonq2 now has upload rights to
Qt5 packages in the Ubuntu archives.

Cheers!

zstd compression for packages

Hey folks,

We had a coding day in Foundations last week and Balint and Julian added support for zstd compression to dpkg [1] and apt [2].

[1] <a href="https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=892664" title="https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=892664">https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=892664</a>
[2] <a href="https://salsa.debian.org/apt-team/apt/merge_requests/8" title="https://salsa.debian.org/apt-team/apt/merge_requests/8">https://salsa.debian.org/apt-team/apt/merge_requests/8</a>

Zstd is a compression algorithm developed by Facebook that offers far
higher decompression speeds than xz or even gzip (at roughly constant
speed and memory usage across all levels), while offering 19 compression
levels ranging from roughly comparable to gzip in size (but much faster)
to 19, which is roughly comparable to xz -6:

In

libssl-dev 1.0.2g is 1.0.0

Hi

distribution : artful (ubuntu 17.10)
package libssl-dev [1.0.2g]

the package libssl-dev claims to be 1.0.2g, but it seems to be older
header-version 1.0.0, as it lacks the constant

./crypto/x509/x509_vfy.h:# define X509_V_ERR_INVALID_CALL
65

It seems libssl binary package is also 1.0.0

ii libssl-dev:amd64 1.0.2g-1ubuntu13.3
amd64 Secure Sockets Layer toolkit -
development files
ii libssl-doc 1.0.2g-1ubuntu13.3
all Secure Sockets Layer toolkit -
deve

git-ubuntu 0.7.1 in edge/candidate/stable channels

Hello all!

I am happy to announce the release of git-ubuntu 0.7.1 to all channels
today.

This is a massive update to our code as well as a refocus on the
import side of things.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Newsletter, 2018-02-27

February 27
##Development (18.04)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

On the road to 18.04 we have a 4.15 based kernel in the Bionic repository.

Important upcoming dates:

       16.04.4 Point Release - Mar 1 (~1 week away)
              Feature Freeze - Mar 1 (~1 week away)
                      Beta 1 - Mar 8 (~2 weeks away)
                  Final Beta - Apr 5 (~6 weeks away)
               Kernel Freeze - Apr 12 (~7 weeks away)
                Final Freeze - Apr 19 (~8 weeks away)
        

New Kernel Uploader

Today, the Kernel Uploaders Team[1] had an ad-hoc meeting with the
following members in attendence:

Andy Whitcroft (apw) [chair]
Leann Ogasawara (leann-ogasawara)
Brad Figg (brad-figg)
Stefan Bader (smb)
Seth Forshee (sforshee)
Kleber Sacilotto de Souza (kleber-souza)
Thadeu Lima de Souza Cascardo (cascardo)

The meeting was called to review the upload application for Marcelo
Henrique Cerri (mhcerri)[3]. Marcelo has been working in the kernel team
for over 1.5 years.

Mentors required for mentoring Linux Foundation GSoC Open Printing Projects.

Hi All,

Like every year, this year also myself and Till Kamppeter are organizing
the Google Summer Of Code Projects for Linux Foundation. There are a couple
of interesting project on this year's list with regards to Open Printing:

<a href="https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/gsoc/google-summer-code-201" title="https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/gsoc/google-summer-code-201">https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/gsoc/google-summer-code-201</a>
8-openprinting-projects

Already there is a bunch of talented students who are interested in working
on these projects. We require your help in mentoring these students.

Re: More diagnostics data from desktop

Hi,

I noticed in the mailing list that you guys only talked about users who are installing Ubuntu for the first time, not upgrading from a previous version (unless I totally missed it, or misunderstood it):

Launchpad i386 build: Memory exhausted

Hello everyone,

I'm packaging latest MAME 0.194 and it builds fine on my PPA.
Unfortunately, link fails for i386 due to virtual machine memory issues:

/usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Memory exhausted

You can find a full log for build here:
<a href="https://launchpadlibrarian.net/357194916/buildlog_ubuntu-artful-i386.mame_0.194+dfsg.1-0ubuntu1~ppa2~artful1_BUILDING.txt.gz" title="https://launchpadlibrarian.net/357194916/buildlog_ubuntu-artful-i386.mame_0.194+dfsg.1-0ubuntu1~ppa2~artful1_BUILDING.txt.gz">https://launchpadlibrarian.net/357194916/buildlog_ubuntu-artful-i386.mam...</a>

and also here in case I got struck by the greatest idea and try a new build
:)
<a href="https://pastebin.com/dZLResCK" title="https://pastebin.com/dZLResCK">https://pastebin.com/dZLResCK</a>

Please note I've already put great care in tweaking linker options to
reduce memory consumption, with no luck.

More diagnostics data from desktop

Great ideas!

I've been _manually_ re-enabling these popcon reports at every
install(Ubuntu gives me a $free OS and the least I can do is help 'em out
w/ some telemetry!) via:

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest

As a sys-admin, I do installs regularly and having so many apport notices
user-facing has been an irritation(i.e. cups-browsed has crashed,
gnome-shell has crashed, etc.). These are not show-stopping in the majority
of cases and only confuse the end-user.

Re: More diagnostics data from desktop

Hi there,

Just a small note about Popcon:

It is absolutely useless until its problems are not fixed. For example:
<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/popularity-contest/+bug/1067277" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/popularity-contest/+bug/1067277">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/popularity-contest/+bug/1067277</a>
<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/popularity-contest/+bug/1711420" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/popularity-contest/+bug/1711420">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/popularity-contest/+bug/1711420</a>

Best regards,
Boris

More diagnostics data from desktop

Dear all,

We want to be able to focus our engineering efforts on the things that
matter most to our users, and in order to do that we need to get some more
data about sort of setups our users have and which software they are
running on it.

We would like to add a checkbox to the installer, exact wording TBD, but
along the lines of “Send diagnostics information to help improve Ubuntu”.
This would be checked by default.

The result of having that box checked would be:

* Information from the installation would be sent over HTTPS to a service
run by Canonical’s IS team.

autopkgtest-build-lxd failing with bionic

Hi

I'm not able to build a bionic container:

autopkgtest-build-lxd images:ubuntu/bionic/amd64
Creating autopkgtest-prepare-1ay
Starting autopkgtest-prepare-1ay
Container finished booting.

RFC: Ubuntu Seeded Snaps

Dear developers,

As I'm sure you know, Canonical has recently been putting a lot of work into
the Snap Store[1], a repository for third-party packages that is the successor
to the past extras.ubuntu.com[2] and click packages efforts.

We are confident that snaps today represent a solid delivery vehicle for
third-party software on top of Ubuntu, and that snaps stand as a first-class
alternative to deb packages for Ubuntu users where appropriate.

Snaps are already presented alongside debs in the software catalog on the
Ubuntu Desktop, and with the 17.10 release, the Ubuntu MATE team took the
f

merge-o-matic: Filtering for status pages

Hi everyone,

I've got another merge-o-matic improvement for us all :)

merge-o-matic now supports rudimentary filtering on three things:

- a query string. it's even a regex. but on the other hand,
it's case sensitive
- toggle packages with uploads in proposed (gray rows)
- toggle packages without uploads in proposed (other rows)

This is done on the client using JavaScript.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2018-01-23

January 09 through January 23
The Kernel Team is completely focused on addressing any Spectre and
Meltdown issues as they arise.  A secure Ubuntu is our top priority.

Changes to Merge-o-matic: Merges from trees with patches unapplied

Hi,

Currently, MoM generates merges with patches applied, meaning that the
resulting merge is often useless because upstream files where changed by
patches, but the patches not pushed in quilt (and other stuff). I
usually worked around this by extracting the Debian version, and copying
debian/ over from the tree MoM generated.

An hour ago, cjwatson rolled out my change to make MoM create merges
using trees where patches are not applied.

firefox 57.x extention "Ubuntu Modifications" no longer compattible...

firefox 57.x extention "Ubuntu Modifications" no longer compatible... please
update or remove..

How to make an ARM version desktop image

Hello everyone,

I'm a member of Ubuntu Kylin. We want to provide users the ARM version desktop image in 18.04,

but now we only have amd64 and i386 (<a href="http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/17.10/release/" title="http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/17.10/release/">http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/17.10/release/</a>).

Does anyone know how to archive this ?

Thanks in advance!

handsome_feng

New Ubuntu Server Developer - Andreas Hasenack

Hello everyone,

Let's congratulate Andreas on his today's successful Ubuntu Server
Developer application! He has now been added to the ubuntu-server-dev
team, gaining upload rights to Ubuntu server packages.

Cheers,

Detecting the init system in use

The "official" way to detect if systemd is running appears to be to
check if the directory /run/systemd/system exists (from sd_booted(3)).
Our init-system-helpers package uses this test for example, and the test
correctly handles edge cases where one init system is installed but
another is in use such as when Trusty is upgraded to Xenial but has not
been rebooted yet.

However, the systemd SRU to Trusty in bug 1656280[1] regressed the
result of this test, resulting in bug 1732703[2].

Rather than have an ad-hoc solution I feel is brittle in case we have to
SRU systemd in Trusty again, I'd pref

Road to new openssl

openssl has changed api/abi. Currently Ubuntu ships 1.0.2 LTS series
openssl. Newer api/abi is available as a non-lts 1.1.0 series. Both
1.0.2 and 1.1.0 series will go end of life upstream over the lifetime
of bionic.

TLS 1.3 is currently undergoing standardisation
(<a href="https://github.com/tlswg/tls13-spec" title="https://github.com/tlswg/tls13-spec">https://github.com/tlswg/tls13-spec</a>) But it seems like it is still
being actively iterated on.

The next openssl series is expected to be 1.1.1 and it should be
binary compatible with 1.1.0 series.

Build profile for nopcre2 build in Ubuntu

(please cc me on replies, since I am not subscribed)
Hi,

Context: <a href="https://bugs.ubuntu.com/1729075" title="https://bugs.ubuntu.com/1729075">https://bugs.ubuntu.com/1729075</a>

In Debian, occasionally a package needs different build-time
dependencies per target environment, due to missing packages, behavior
differences, or other reasons. Most of the time, developers don't run
into such issues, but when they do, they're able to resolve them using
arch-qualified build-depends.

"testbed out of date"

Hi,

I'm getting this error a lot in some test runs (like
<a href="https://objectstorage.prodstack4-5.canonical.com/v1/AUTH_77e2ada1e7a84929a74ba3b87153c0ac/autopkgtest-artful/artful/s390x/f/firejail/20171207_130707_4ca6a@/log.gz" title="https://objectstorage.prodstack4-5.canonical.com/v1/AUTH_77e2ada1e7a84929a74ba3b87153c0ac/autopkgtest-artful/artful/s390x/f/firejail/20171207_130707_4ca6a@/log.gz">https://objectstorage.prodstack4-5.canonical.com/v1/AUTH_77e2ada1e7a8492...</a>
):

autopkgtest [13:07:06]: ERROR: erroneous package: Test dependencies
are unsatisfiable. A common reason is that your testbed is out of date
with respect to the archive, and you need to use a current testbed or
run apt-get update or use -U.
blame: firejail
badpkg: Test dependencies are unsatisfiable.

"sponsorhip for retrying dep8 tests"

Hi,

many of you probably have been in a similar situation: you take your time
to fix a bug in package foo, upload it, and then the migration is blocked
because the dep8 tests of package bar failed. You go and check, and it's an
error in something completely unrelated to what you changed in your upload,
or a test infrastructure problem. You investigate the history of that test,
see a few cases of the same exact error, and trigger a retry. Then it
works, and you move on.

Except that when your upload was sponsored, you can't click retry.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-12-05

November 21 through December 04
##Development (18.04)##
Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be
used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we
don't definitively know what will be going into the upstream kernel over
the next 6 months nor the quality of that kernel. We look at the Ubuntu
release schedule and how that will line up with the upstream kernel
releases. We talk to hardware vendors about when they will be landing
their changes upstream and what they would prefer as the Ubuntu kernel
version.

need help resolving python-setuptools backport fail

I'm currently trying to backport offlineimap from zesty to trusty. This
may be a bit ambitious given the python depends, but I'm taking it as a
good learning experience. I've been working my way up the depends tree
with `backportpackage` with great luck, at least up until I ran into
python-setuptools. Looking at the [sbuild output][1], it seems that all
the right depends (including several main python packages, including 2.7
and 3) are pulled in.

Drop "Ubuntu Desktop USB" task?

There is an "Ubuntu Desktop USB" task and seed that the Ubuntu Desktop
team hasn't maintained in years and would like to drop. I think this
is a legacy from when Ubuntu's ISO's were limited to CD size. "Ubuntu
Desktop USB" is a confusing name, since the regular Ubuntu Desktop
.iso's work just fine on USB sticks.

The task only adds a few extra packages to the regular install, but
the packageset seems odd now. The only apps there are inkscape and
devhelp which could be allowed to be demoted to universe.

Are there any concerns if we drop this task and seed now?

Thanks,
Jeremy Bicha

Upgrading libzstd in Ubuntu Xenial

Hello

I’m trying to raise awareness on issue 1717040:
<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/xenial-backports/+bug/1717040" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/xenial-backports/+bug/1717040">https://bugs.launchpad.net/xenial-backports/+bug/1717040</a>

zstd is a compression algorithm developed at Facebook.
It’s available on most linux/bsd distributions, as referenced here:
<a href="https://repology.org/metapackage/zstd/versions" title="https://repology.org/metapackage/zstd/versions">https://repology.org/metapackage/zstd/versions</a>

Unfortunately, Ubuntu LTS 16.04 Xenial shipped with an experimental version, labelled v0.5.1.
This version uses an early experimental format, incompatible with the “stable” format,
officially supported since all versions starting >= v1.0 (unofficially supported starting >= v0.8.x).

This makes Ubuntu Xenial incomp

s390x/arm64 changes in autopkgtest

Hi developers,

There have recently been some changes to autopkgtest.ubuntu.com that you
should be aware of if you upload packages to Ubuntu.

1) s390x tests are now run in full cloud VMs. Previously they were run
inside LXC containers, so they did not provide all autopkgtest
capabilities and some tests were skipped. You might see some
additional tests being run due to this.
2) arm64 is now a tested architecture. We ran a baseline run across
all supported releases, and after this was completed (yesterday) we
enabled the architecture in proposed-migration.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-11-21

November 07 through November 20
##Development (18.04)##
Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be
used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we
don't definitively know what will be going into the upstream kernel over
the next 6 months nor the quality of that kernel. We look at the Ubuntu
release schedule and how that will line up with the upstream kernel
releases. We talk to hardware vendors about when they will be landing
their changes upstream and what they would prefer as the Ubuntu kernel
version.

New Ubuntu Developer - Olivier Tilloy

Hello,

After a successful vote at yesterday's Developer Membership Board
meeting, we are pleased to announce that Olivier Tilloy (osomon) is
now the newest Ubuntu Developer. Olivier was granted upload rights for
chromium-browser.

Congratulations and welcome!

On behalf of the Developer Membership Board,
Jeremy Bicha

New Ubuntu Core Developer - Balint Reczey

Hello everyone,

Today we have finished the voting process of Balint's application for
ubuntu-core-dev membership. Congratulations and welcome to the team!

Cheers,

Python SNI

Hi all,

We are currently using Python 2.7.6 that is shipped with Ubuntu 14.04.

My understanding is that Server Name Identification (SNI) is only supported in Python 2.7.9.

Does anyone know if there are plans to include SNI support in the current Ubuntu 14.04 Python version?

Thanks
Lee

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

October 24 through November 06
##Development (18.04)##
Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be
used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we
don't definitively know what will be going into the upstream kernel over
the next 6 months nor the quality of that kernel. We look at the Ubuntu
release schedule and how that will line up with the upstream kernel
releases. We talk to hardware vendors about when they will be landing
their changes upstream and what they would prefer as the Ubuntu kernel
version.

Should Ubuntu systemd journal logs be persistent by default?

Some time around the 15.04 release, a policy change was made to quit making
some logging persistent by default.

A number of users did not realize there was a policy change until they went
to debug something that happened on a previous boot, only to find the logs
were missing.

FOSdem

Any Ubuntu people at FOSdem?

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-26

*Thursday, October 26, 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

* Artful Aardvark, 17.10, has released. Check out the release notes for
more info.
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseNotes</a>

* Subiquity has had several updates to make it prettier, easier to use and
translatable.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-10-31

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 31 Oct at 16:02 &mdash; 16:23 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-31-16.02.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

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

* ''ACTION:'' dpb1 to follow up on LP: #1686437

=== Ubuntu Server Development ===
The discussion about "Ubuntu Server Development" started at 16:06.

* ''LINK:'' <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSc" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSc">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseSc</a>

git-ubuntu 0.6.2 availlable in the candidate channel

Hello all!

A very active week of git-ubuntu development. We are well on our way
(in our opinions) to enabling a global import of source packages (this
will take a presumably very long time to complete!) and to reimport
the existing repositories (as we are changing the import algorithm,
details below).

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-24

October 17 through October 23
##Development (18.04)##
Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be
used in the next release. This is a difficult thing to do because we
don't definitively know what will be going into the upstream kernel over
the next 6 months nor the quality of that kernel. We look at the Ubuntu
release schedule and how that will line up with the upstream kernel
releases. We talk to hardware vendors about when they will be landing
their changes upstream and what they would prefer as the Ubuntu kernel
version.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-10-24

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 24 Oct at 16:03 - 16:14 UTC
* Full logs at:

<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-24-16.03.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-24-16.03.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 the previous meeting"
started at 16:03.

* dropping old action items.

New Ubuntu SRU Developer - Dan Streetman

Hello!

After a successful vote on today's DMB meeting, we are pleased to
announce a new member of the SRU Developers team - Dan Streetman.
Congratulations!

Best regards,

git-ubuntu 0.4 available in the edge channel

* Changes from 0.3 in the edge channel:

- Drop python self-tests from the snap (saves about 10M compressed). I
am still working on reducing it more, but to get a fully
self-contained Python environment at the exact versions we need for
python2 and 3 does just take up space.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-17

October 10 through October 16
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming date:

      Ubuntu 17.10 Release - Oct 19 (~2 days away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.4 based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed
pocket of the Ubuntu archive.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##
 * The updated kernel packages for the current SRU cycle are now in
-proposed ready for verification and tests.

Kerne

Server team meeting minutes 2017-10-17

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 17 Oct at 16:01 &mdash; 16:19 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-17-16.01.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

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

* ''ACTION:'' 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)

=== Ubuntu Server Development ===
The discussion about "U

Can not access unity api doc any more on developer.ubuntu.com

Hello Developers,

After new design of the website I can not access any of the api doc for
indicators and messaging menu. For example,

<a href="https://developer.ubuntu.com/api/devel/ubuntu-13.10/python/MessagingMenu-1.0#MessagingMenu.Message" title="https://developer.ubuntu.com/api/devel/ubuntu-13.10/python/MessagingMenu-1.0#MessagingMenu.Message">https://developer.ubuntu.com/api/devel/ubuntu-13.10/python/MessagingMenu...</a>

now gives 404. :/

Note, here "13.10" is just an number in link, nothing else.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-10

October 04 through October 09
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming dates:

      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~1 days away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~1 week away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.4 based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed
pocket of the Ubuntu archive.

##Stable (Released & Supported)##
 * Released the following security kernel updates to fix embargoed
CVE-2017-100025

Re: Get involved -> Development page is down

Hello,

On 2 October 2017 at 21:58, Denis Mekhanikov < ... at gmail dot com> wrote:
I believe that sub-domain is now decommissioned, maybe a redirect
should be put in place to drop people to <a href="http://www.ubuntu.com" title="www.ubuntu.com">www.ubuntu.com</a>. Where did you
find that url?

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 10 Oct at 16:08 &mdash; 16:29 UTC
* Full logs at
[[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-10-16.08.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===
The discussion about "Review ACTION points from previous meeting"
started at 16:08.

* ''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 mys

Default git repositories for Ubuntu packages in Launchpad

Dear Ubuntu Developers,

We'd like to start pointing lp:ubuntu/+source/<package> to the
git-ubuntu imported repositories
(lp:~usd-import-team/ubuntu/+source/<package>). This is for git only;
bzr is unaffected.

If you object, please reply to this thread.

We can do this on a per-package basis, and change the aliases later
easily.

git-ubuntu 0.3 now building in the edge channel

Changes from 0.2.2 in the edge snap:

- Fix LP: #1705542, to ensure that imported commits are not signed
(we don't have the uploaders' keys).

- Fix LP: #1711174, which allows `git ubuntu lint` to verify that a
given bugfix is based off the correct branch.

- Fix LP: #1718469, which fixes support for GIT_DIR.

- Fix LP: #1718019, which ensures we only use Launchpad as a source
of publication data.

- Fix LP: #1713530, which ensures we pass -v for Ubuntu merge builds.

- Manpages are now available in the snap.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-10-04

September 25 through October 03
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##
[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule](<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>)

Important upcoming dates:

      Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~1 day away)
      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~1 week away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~2 week away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release.  A
4.13.4 based kernel is available for testing from the artful-proposed
pocket of the Ubuntu archive.  As a reminder, the Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel
Freeze is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

##S

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-10-03

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 03 Oct at 16:00 &mdash; 16:14 UTC
* Full logs at [[
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-03-16.00.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-10-03-16.00.log.html">http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2...</a>
]]

== Meeting summary ==

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

=== Artful Development ===
The discussion about "Artful Development" started at 16:02.

* ''LINK:'' <a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtfulAardvark/ReleaseSchedule</a>
* '''Current Work''' (16:02)
* ''LINK:'' <a href="https://w" title="https://w">https://w</a>

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