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Removing Qt 4 from Ubuntu before the 20.04 release

Hello,

I would like to completely remove Qt 4 from the Ubuntu archive before
the 20.04 release.

Ubuntu Developer Office Hours Report for 07/02/19

Smaller time spent today, but some progress was made nonetheless:

- Followed up on
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/autopkgtest-cloud/+git/bug-1654761/+merge/363643" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/autopkgtest-cloud/+git/bug-1654761/+merge/363643">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/autopkgtest-cloud/+git/bug-1654761/...</a>
- it would be good to get this merged before the post-Buster rush of
packages and transitions.
- Asked for clarification on <a href="https://pad.lv/1832059" title="https://pad.lv/1832059">https://pad.lv/1832059</a>
- Keeping <a href="https://pad.lv/1773324" title="https://pad.lv/1773324">https://pad.lv/1773324</a> but it really needs action from Server.
- <a href="https://pad.lv/1833067" title="https://pad.lv/1833067">https://pad.lv/1833067</a> is a glibc patch that's a bit over my head,
someone from Foundations should look.
- Asked for clarification on <a href="https://pad.lv/1834211" title="https://pad.lv/1834211">https://pad.lv/1834211</a>
- Unsubscribed sponsors on <a href="https://pad.lv/182" title="https://pad.lv/182">https://pad.lv/182</a>

Ubuntu Developer Office Hours Report for 06/25/19

Hello,

Here is my report for today:
- I added cyphermox to the calendar for this upcoming Thursday.
- Sponsorship queue work:
+ Pinged some Snappy people on IRC about <a href="https://pad.lv/1802483" title="https://pad.lv/1802483">https://pad.lv/1802483</a> - I'd
personally like some confirmation that it works before sponsoring, since
no other feedback has been provided on the bug report.
+ <a href="https://pad.lv/1770093" title="https://pad.lv/1770093">https://pad.lv/1770093</a> needs review from someone who works with the
Raspberry Pis more than I do; I have a Pi 3 and I'll circle back once I
can get an SD card for it later this week, if needed.
+ Poked sil2100 about reviewing <a href="https://pad.lv/1814118" title="https://pad.lv/1814118">https://pad.lv/1814118</a>
+ Asked bl

Revisiting the +1 Vanguards: Ubuntu Developer Office Hours

Hello,

I wanted to revisit a proposal by Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre[1] from last
September regarding +1 vanguards.

Patch Pilot Report for May 11th, 2019

Hello,

I did another round of sponsoring today. Here's my report.

- <a href="https://pad.lv/1825733" title="https://pad.lv/1825733">https://pad.lv/1825733</a> - unsubscribed sponsors, since bdmurray
sponsored the upload.

Patch Pilot Report for May 3rd, 2019

Hello,

Today I had some spare time, so I did some patch piloting. Here is my
report on the packages I reviewed and/or sponsored.

- <a href="https://pad.lv/1821410" title="https://pad.lv/1821410">https://pad.lv/1821410</a> - unsubscribed sponsors, but talked to seb128
on IRC; I'm not opposed to resubscribing if someone else is willing to
drive it, it just needs an SRU bug description.
- <a href="https://pad.lv/1824560" title="https://pad.lv/1824560">https://pad.lv/1824560</a> - unsubscribed sponsors because LocutusOfBorg
has already sponsored. Thanks!
- <a href="https://pad.lv/1822062" title="https://pad.lv/1822062">https://pad.lv/1822062</a> - unsubscribed sponsors since slashd has
already sponsored.

State of the Sponsorship Queue - Can we get it to 0?

Hello,

Today I spent a few hours sifting through the sponsorship queue. I
sponsored everything I could review and was comfortable sponsoring, and
asked for changes on many bug reports. The queue started out at about 70
(I didn't catch the exact number) and is now down to 13.

One of the most common changes I requested was that people edit bug
descriptions to follow the SRU template for bugs which have sponsorship
requests open for stable releases.

Release Candidate (and testable!) Disco Dingo builds ready to test (hint hint!)

Hello,

Disco Final builds should now be available on the ISO QA tracker[1].
These builds are not final. We're still waiting on a few more fixes, a
few things to migrate, etc. Neither base-files or the ISO labels are
updated yet, so please don't file bugs about those.

What there are, however, are "close enough" for people to be testing in
anger, filing bugs, fixing bugs, iterating image builds, and testing all
over again. So, please, don't wait until Wednesday night to test,
testing just before release is *TOO* *LATE* to get anything fixed.

New Ubuntu Core Developer - Tiago Stürmer Daitx

Yesterday (Monday) Tiago was approved as an Ubuntu Core Developer by the
Ubuntu Developer Membership Board. He now has upload rights to the
entire Ubuntu archive.

Launchpad URL: <a href="https://launchpad.net/~tdaitx" title="https://launchpad.net/~tdaitx">https://launchpad.net/~tdaitx</a>

Please join me in congratulating him!

On behalf of the Ubuntu Developer Membership Board,

Inconsistencies in package versions for stable releases

Hello,

This email is following several discussions I have had over the past few
weeks on how the versioning scheme of packages work with respect to
stable releases.

It seems there is some inconsistencies with SRU team members accepting
different-versioned packages due to somewhat varied standards.

New Qt Discussion Channel

Hello everyone,

Since Qt is a major foundational framework for two flavors (Kubuntu and
Lubuntu Next), and soon to be Ubuntu Budgie (given where upstream
Solus/Budgie is going), I thought it was about time to create a place to
collaborate on Qt-specific packaging, transition, and bug triage work
pertaining to the Qt framework.

That place is now #ubuntu-qt on freenode and is bridged to Telegram at
<a href="https://t.me/joinchat/DH6s1A5_bOpAVbiu9QzvVg" title="https://t.me/joinchat/DH6s1A5_bOpAVbiu9QzvVg">https://t.me/joinchat/DH6s1A5_bOpAVbiu9QzvVg</a>

Anyone is welcome to join, but please keep in mind that it's Qt-specific
technical discussion, and *this is not the place to get support for your
favori

Qt 5.6.2

While we are waiting for Qt 5.7.1 to be released, *after we get
everything migrated into backports*, would it be a good idea to do a
migration from Qt 5.6.1 to 5.6.2 in Backports Landing, rebuild
everything, and push it to Backports?

Reason being, it's a bugfix release that could be useful in fixing some
bugs while we wait for Qt 5.7.1. In order to get 5.7.1 in Backports, it
should at least be in the Ubuntu development release archive (release
pocket, not proposed) before we put it in Backports, and that will take
a few months, so in the meantime, why not provide bugfixes?

Thoughts?

SDDM Fixes

Hey guys,

So a bit ago, I fixed some bugs in SDDM by backporting some patches from
upstream, and Debian won't package 0.14 because of the tty location of
the new SDDM (that they are going to work around I guess? I don't know,
just told that that was the issue).

I was told on IRC that I should check with yofel first before getting
someone to upload (about a week ago, been really busy...), so hi Phil,
you're CCed.

Current status of Zesty and Backports

Hello everyone,

I planned to send this email yesterday but I didn't get a chance to. It
would be good to plan the next few weeks for getting packages in Zesty
and the Backports repositories so we know what to work on.

Developer Meeting Tomorrow

Hello everyone,

Can the development team have a meeting tomorrow after I get home from
school (21ish UTC) on Big Blue Button to discuss a few things?

A couple people have items to discuss that can't wait until the proposed
meeting next week.

I'm directly CCing everyone on the development team.

Let me know what you think.

Kubuntu 17.04 Planning Meeting

I think it would be good to have a planning meeting for Kubuntu 17.04 to
ensure that everything goes smoothly and as planned and to discuss what
we can learn from 16.10.

I created a Doodle poll here: <a href="http://doodle.com/poll/q4pp89ra6b2yhy78" title="http://doodle.com/poll/q4pp89ra6b2yhy78">http://doodle.com/poll/q4pp89ra6b2yhy78</a>

I created an agenda here: <a href="https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/ZPlanningMeeting" title="https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/ZPlanningMeeting">https://community.kde.org/Kubuntu/ZPlanningMeeting</a>

Ideally the active members of the development team, the council, and
anyone else who is an active member of the Kubuntu team would attend.

I feel like this shouldn't go in the Ubuntu Online Summit because it's
nearly a month after 16.10 is released, and that's valuable time

CVE-2016-7787

Hello everyone,

In case you don't know me, my name is Simon, and I'm a Kubuntu Ninja.

About 5 hours ago, someone pasted a link to the CVE report for
CVE-2016-7787 on the KDE website[1].

Kubuntu 16.10

Release Team,

At the moment, Kubuntu has fallen behind on getting up-to-date KDE
applications in the Ubuntu archive due to the lack of developers with
permissions to upload to the archive, and we would like some help to
ensure that Kubuntu 16.10 ships with up-to-date and tested software.

If you weren't aware, KDE releases three (3) different collections of
software:
1. KDE Plasma
2. KDE Frameworks
3. KDE Applications

Currently, these are the versions of each collection in the archive:
1. KDE Plasma 5.7.2
2. KDE Frameworks 5.24
3.

Kubuntu britney2

Good evening everyone,

An item we discussed at the meeting today was getting a britney2
instance running for all of our staging PPAs. Unfortunately, I could
not figure out how to fit everything in the config file, so here is
the code that I have at the moment:
<a href="https://git.launchpad.net/~kubuntu-packagers/+git/kubuntu-britney2/" title="https://git.launchpad.net/~kubuntu-packagers/+git/kubuntu-britney2/">https://git.launchpad.net/~kubuntu-packagers/+git/kubuntu-britney2/</a>

It is a fork of Ubuntu's britney2 but it disables the autopkgtests, as
we don't have an OpenStack Swift setup configured (I don't know how to
configure one either, I tried).

Kubuntu Ninja Meeting

Ninjas and Developers,

If I'm missing anyone that should be involved in this conversation,
please loop them in. I directly emailed this to all the ninjas and
developers who have been somewhat active recently (and I'm CCing
kubuntu-devel as an FYI).

I propose we have a meeting to discuss several topics that we need
decisions on and to swap notes that were gathered while at Akademy. I'm
proposing a two (2) hour meeting on Big Blue Button with the following
agenda:

1. What's the plan for getting KDE Applications 16.04.3 into Yakkety Yak?
2. What is the plan for the following PPAs?
a.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-prison:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/prison:kubuntu_unstable

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-prison:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/prison:kubuntu_unstable.

Requested reviews:
Clive Johnston (clivejo)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-prison/+merge/303620" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-prison/+merge/303620">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-pris...</a>

As discussed on IRC, update the symbols and remove the enabledebianabi patch.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-akonadi:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/akonadi:kubuntu_unstable

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-akonadi:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/akonadi:kubuntu_unstable.

Requested reviews:
Kubuntu Packagers (kubuntu-packagers)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-akonadi/+merge/303504" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-akonadi/+merge/303504">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-akon...</a>

Refresh Akonadi's symbols which fixes the build error.

I'm a bit rusty on refreshing symbols, so I'm not entirely sure about this, thus the MP.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/konversation:kubuntu_unstable

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/konversation:kubuntu_unstable.

Requested reviews:
Kubuntu Packagers (kubuntu-packagers)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation/+merge/301700" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation/+merge/301700">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konv...</a>

This does the appdata to metainfo transition, fixing the build error.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation:kubuntu_yakkety_archive into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/konversation:kubuntu_yakkety_archive

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation:kubuntu_yakkety_archive into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/konversation:kubuntu_yakkety_archive.

Requested reviews:
Kubuntu Packagers (kubuntu-packagers)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation/+merge/301699" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation/+merge/301699">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konv...</a>

This updates the Vcs-* fields to Kubuntu's Git repository.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation:kubuntu_yakkety_archive into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/konversation:kubuntu_unstable

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation:kubuntu_yakkety_archive into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/konversation:kubuntu_unstable.

Requested reviews:
Kubuntu Packagers (kubuntu-packagers)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation/+merge/301698" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konversation/+merge/301698">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-konv...</a>

This updates the Vcs-* fields to Kubuntu's Git repository.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kblocks:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kblocks:kubuntu_unstable

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kblocks:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kblocks:kubuntu_unstable.

Requested reviews:
Kubuntu Packagers (kubuntu-packagers)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kblocks/+merge/301696" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kblocks/+merge/301696">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kblo...</a>

This bumps Standards-version to 3.9.8 with no changes needed.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-katomic:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/katomic:kubuntu_unstable

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-katomic:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/katomic:kubuntu_unstable.

Requested reviews:
Kubuntu Packagers (kubuntu-packagers)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-katomic/+merge/301695" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-katomic/+merge/301695">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kato...</a>

This bumps Standards-version to 3.9.8 with no changes needed.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kapman:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kapman:kubuntu_unstable

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kapman:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kapman:kubuntu_unstable.

Requested reviews:
Kubuntu Packagers (kubuntu-packagers)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kapman/+merge/301693" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kapman/+merge/301693">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kapm...</a>

This bumps Standards-version to 3.9.8 with no changes needed.

~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kanagram:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kanagram:kubuntu_unstable

Simon Quigley has proposed merging ~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kanagram:kubuntu_unstable into ~kubuntu-packagers/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kanagram:kubuntu_unstable.

Requested reviews:
Kubuntu Packagers (kubuntu-packagers)

For more details, see:
<a href="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kanagram/+merge/301692" title="https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kanagram/+merge/301692">https://code.launchpad.net/~tsimonq2/kubuntu-packaging/+git/kubuntu-kana...</a>

This bumps Standards-version to 3.9.8 with no changes needed.