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git-ubuntu 0.2.1 now available in the stable and edge channels

Hello all,

* Changes from 0.1 to 0.2:

- a LXD container is used by default with `git ubuntu build`/`git
ubuntu build-source` in order for build-dependencies to be installed
and `./debian/rules clean` to run. For now, we assume LXD is already
configured. If LXD is not desired, --no-lxd can be passed to
build/build-source.

- The snap versioning is derived from the git tags and hashes.

- `git ubuntu lint` no longer clobbers the working tree

- Significant snap refactoring (our original intent was to release 0.2
last week, but this took a week to get done).

Ubuntu Artful Aardvark 17.10 Final Beta in progress - update

A few quick announcements regarding the ongoing milestone.

We have just started a re-spin of the final beta release candidates
with the new kernel along with some other queued changes.

Artful Aardvark User Interface Freeze reminder

This is a gentle reminder that Artful Aardvark (17.10) is in User
Interface Freeze since September 14th. Remember about that when
pushing packages into the archive, any freeze-breaking changes per
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserInterfaceFreeze" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserInterfaceFreeze">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UserInterfaceFreeze</a> need to be have an
approved exception.

<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess" title="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FreezeExceptionProcess</a>

Thanks!

Second Ubuntu Artful Aardvark test rebuild

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

For arm64 and armhf the gcc-6 and gcc-7 packages are based on the Linaro
6-2017.09 snapshots.

Results (please also look at the superseded builds) can be found at

<a href="http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170922-artful.html" title="http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170922-artful.html">http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170922-artful.html</a>

The test rebuild uses the release pocket only, without packages from the
proposed pocket.

Additional build failures for packages in artful-proposed (not yet in artful)

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-19

September 13 through September 18
##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 Beta - Sept 28 (~1 week away)
      Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~2 weeks away)
      Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~3 weeks away)
      Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~4 weeks away)

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

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-09-19

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 19 Sep at 16:01; 16:23 UTC
* Full logs at
[[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-09-19-16.01.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)
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintainership info to mysql triag

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-13

September 05 through September 12
##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 Beta - Sept 28 (~2 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~3 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~4 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.10 - Oct 19 (~5 weeks away)

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

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-09-12

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 12 Sep at 16:00 &mdash; 16:19 UTC
* Full logs at
[[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-09-12-16.00.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

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

* ''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

autopkgtest running at limited capacity

Hi developers,

Canonical IS are performing maintenance on one of the two clouds we use
for running amd64 & i386 tests. For those architectures we are running
at 50% of our usual capacity. As a result you will see longer delays
between requesting a test and receiving its results.

You should do this anyway, but please be extra kind on the resources
when uploading and especially when retrying tests. Please do not retry
tests speculatively - try to reproduce problems on your own system
first.

Happy uploading,

Developer Membership Board Election Results - two new members

Hello everyone!

The vote for the two vacant seats in the Developer Membership Board is
now over. Please congratulate our new members: the re-elected Mathieu
Trudel-Lapierre and Jeremy Bicha! They will be now part of the DMB for
the term of two years.

Glad to have you on the team guys!

Best regards,

Compressed apt index files by default for 18.04?

Hi,

I'd like us to try out using LZ4 compressed index files in
/var/lib/apt/lists for 18.04, starting from the beginning
of the development period with apt 1.6~alpha1 (ASAP).

This is done by swapping the default for Acquire::gzipIndexes
from false to true.

On my (Debian) system, this compresses /var/lib/apt/lists
from 1.3 GB down to 241 MB, which is a lot of space.

There are some packages broken with this, I just started
a mass bug filing in Debian for that purpose.

Resources on packaging.ubuntu.com getting 404 error

Hi all!

Thanks to Simon Quigley, we now have the content of Ubuntu Packaging Guide
cleaned and updated to the current development practices. However there is
a problem with the index page, which is outside our control (not in Bzr).

The problem is that the index page (<a href="http://packaging.ubuntu.com/" title="http://packaging.ubuntu.com/">http://packaging.ubuntu.com/</a>) references
many resources (CSS, JS, images) on <a href="http://developer.ubuntu.com/" title="http://developer.ubuntu.com/">http://developer.ubuntu.com/</a> which no
longer exist there.

Is it possible to make a 301 redirect from the index page to /html/ so that
we can add all the needed information there? I think it would be the easiest
solution.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-09-05

August 29 through September 04
##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 Beta - Sept 28 (~3 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~4 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~5 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.04 - Oct 19 (~6 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
Artful kernel is currently based on Linux 4.12.10. The Artful staging
kernel repository has been updated to 4.13 final.

Server team meeting minutes: 2017-08-29

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 29 Aug at 16:00 &mdash; 16:21 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-29-16.00.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

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

* ''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

linting wrapper for dput

Hi all,

If, like me, you spend time preparing uploads for ppas, the ubuntu
development release, SRUs and/or debian, sometimes you no doubt screw up
and upload a package without ~ppa1 to your ppa or upload a package with
version X.Y~17.04 to xenial (at least, I do this sort of thing quite a
lot).

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-24

*Thursday, August 24, 2017*

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

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-29

August 22 through August 28
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##

<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:
Beta 1 - Aug 31 (~1-2 days away)
Final Beta - Sept 28 (~4 weeks away)
Kernel Freeze - Oct 5 (~5 weeks away)
Final Freeze - Oct 12 (~6 weeks away)
Ubuntu 17.04 - Oct 19 (~7 weeks away)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
Artful kernel is currently based on Linux 4.12.9. The Artful staging
kernel repository has been updated to 4.13-rc7.

New Ubuntu Core Developer - Christian Ehrhardt

Hello!

We had two successful applications today. Please congratulate
Christian Ehrhardt (cpaelzer) on his new Ubuntu Core Developer
membership! Welcome to the team!

Cheers,

New Ubuntu MOTU Member - Simon Quigley

Hello everyone!

Please congratulate Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) on his successful MOTU
application! Keep up the good work and welcome to the team!

Cheers,

Old Firefox versions discourage real-world testing of Ubuntu development versions

Hi all-

First, I apologize if I'm not sending this to the right place -- I have
no idea who exactly to contact about this, and thought this general
mailing list wasn't *too* bad a choice.

I use Kubuntu on all of my machines, though the specific flavor of
Ubuntu isn't too important in this discussion, and I've usually run
development versions of Kubuntu on my laptop, while preferring a more
stable version for my work and home desktops.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-22

August 15 through August 21
##Development (Artful / 17.10)##

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.12. The Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel Freeze
is Thurs Oct 5, 2017.

* The 4.12 kernel is available in the archive for Artful 17.10.

Server Team Meeting Minutes, 2017-08-22

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 22 Aug at 16:01 &mdash; 16:37 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-22-16.01.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)
* ''ACTION:''
* ''ACTION:'' rbasak to add maintaine

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-10

*Thursday, August 10, 2017*

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

Potential indirect fallout due to toolchain updates

Hi,
all of this is just FYI in case you run into something similar.

Recently nut became an FTBFS package, triggered by a combo of:
1. nut's build system having an error
2. nut has default hardening=+all
3. net-snmp configure options disabled -pie
4.

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-15

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>

August 08 through August 14

Development (Artful / 17.10)

We intend to target a 4.13 kernel for the Ubuntu 17.10 release. The
artful kernel is now based on Linux 4.11.

Server Team Meeting Minutes 2017-08-15

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 15 Aug at 16:02 &mdash; 16:27 UTC
* Full logs at [[http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-15-16.02.log.html]]

== Meeting summary ==

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

* ''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

"git ubuntu clone": what tags do you expect to see locally?

"git ubuntu clone <package>" is like "git clone", but also knows the URL
and some sensible default refspecs.

If you then run "git tag", which tags do you expect to have
automatically been fetched for you?

In our imported repositories in Launchpad, we have one tag for every
single source package published in both Ubuntu and Debian. For a typical
package, this is a particularly large number.

Pilot Report

Queue at start: 69

pad.lv/1706946 - sponsored sync
pad.lv/1705850 - sponsored sync
pad.lv/1677329 - unsubbed sponsors, patch already sponsored
pad.lv/1584431 - sponsored via git workflow
pad.lv/1671951 - unsubbed sponsors after IRC discussion
pad.lv/1709670 - sponsored to artful, unsubbed sponsors for zesty upload
as slashd can upload there

Queue at end: 65

Ubuntu Kernel Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-09

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 2017-08-01

== Meeting information ==
* #ubuntu-meeting: ubuntu-server-team, 01 Aug at 16:05 &mdash; 16:18 UTC
* Full logs at
<a href="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-01-16.05.log.html" title="http://ubottu.com/meetingology/logs/ubuntu-meeting/2017/ubuntu-meeting.2017-08-01-16.05.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 16:05.

* ''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 tri

Default policy for "Security Updates" changed between Trusty and Xenial

@seb128 suggested this mailing list might be more adequate for this
discussion.

In "Software Properties" the default option for Security Updates is now
set to "Download and install immediately".

I have described the impact of this policy and my personal
recommendations regarding what do do about it in the following bug report:

<a href="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unattended-upgrades/+bug/1700930" title="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unattended-upgrades/+bug/1700930">https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unattended-upgrades/+bug/1700930</a>

I'd be interested in knowing the community's thoughts on this matter.

Regards,

Etienne Papegnies

~/.

Ubuntu Foundations Team - Weekly Newsletter, 2017-08-03

*Thursday, August 3, 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

* Brian Murray explains how one can test an unsupported release upgrade
path, like from Ubuntu 16.04 to Artful Aardvark, to test part of the LTS to
LTS upgrade path.

git workflow: current status

I thought I'd write up a little on where we are at the moment. This
isn't a future roadmap; it's just an explanation of where we are right
now, including workarounds we're using to make progress in dogfooding
until we have our better planned solutions in place. There are obvious
improvements to most of this. We are working on them.

* There's a classic snap "git-ubuntu", which is the easiest way of
consuming the tooling.

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

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