Improving infrastructure for Ubuntu Flavors

Registered by Kate Stewart

Are there any infrastructure changes would help the Ubuntu Flavors and their communities with development and test?

Blueprint information

Kate Stewart
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Beta Available
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10-beta-2
Started by
Kate Stewart

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Purpose: Discussion about pain points, and brainstorming on how to make Ubuntu infrastructure a more effective for the flavors


- topic view and team
   - works really great for tracking work items!
   - would like to be able to reset the graph.
   - proper support for milestones.
   - making sure that getting list for individuals for team
     (community member gets item in blueprint)
     (assignee getting all the remaining items)

- mythbuntu and xubuntu were broken for auto testing through the cycle - net install issue.

- new iso tracker, education still needed.
  - notification for first boot, and add to tester. -- report results on tracker.
  - adopt an ISO - should we try to recruit subscribers for flavors? looking at subscribers. Extend way subscribe to test tracker future... (see iso tracker future).
  - xubuntu doing a lot of daily testing.
  - retesting actually working.

- documentation - in QA section of wiki.
    - checkbox

  - Milestones need to match in both in local-iso tracker, and weekly & final. but should not be overlapping.
  - Next cycle more testing.

  Hooking into translations - working fairly well. Hooking into langpacks (including Universe). SRUs for translations. KDE language packs. Signoff of image

- queue bots: publishing to team specific channel when images ready.
- Langpack content

UDS scheduling? - work with "other" track lead.

"derivative" vs "flavour" - official documentation needs to be cleaned up.
   * might expand page name to "flavors and derivatives"
   * the page might also point out that derivatives could include external distro based on ubuntu


Work Items

Work items:
[kate.stewart] check that all team have projectname-dev (mythbuntu?) and that team views work: DONE
[kate.stewart] pull in Chris Johnston discuss improvement suggestions from session for DONE
[superm1] mythbuntu - get autotesting working --> iso tracker on dailies - fix meta package bug: TODO
[slavender] ubuntu studio - get autotesting working --> add profile: INPROGRESS
[gilir] lubuntu - get autotesting working --> add profile, or work with stgraber: TODO
[xubuntu-dev] (micahg) xubuntu - get autotesting working --> iso tracker on dailies - fix bug: TODO
[stgraber] queuebot: add filters to post to flavor IRC channels of interest, when images on tracker.: DONE
[stgraber] package set changes, make visible in channel for flavors: packageset updates every hour with colin's script, any changes need to go there.: DONE
[stgraber] ubiquity - during alpha flag, have a pop up, and ask to report back to iso tracker, in ubiquity (report result click here...): POSTPONED
[kate.stewart] work with web teams to clean up references to "derivatives": TODO

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.