Server Team 20080805 meeting minutes

Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online
with the irc logs here.

Review ACTION points from previous meeting

kirkland will publish the blog post about testing booting from a degraded raid array today, on his own wordpress account linked to planet.ubuntu.

nijaba waits for some input from Intel before writing up the server survey question related to hw and submitting it for review to the rest of the server team.

Ubuntu VM builder

soren works on some parted issues but is now very close to having KVM as well as Xen support in VMBuilder. That delayed the publication of some very basic doc on how to get it / test it / run it.

Mail server improvements

ScottK still needs help for writing up the MIRs for having ClamAV and Spamassassin in main for Intrepid. Anyone interested in that endeavor should step up and contact him.

jdstrand noticed it would be great to have a clamd and freshclam enforcing apparmor profile, which would definitely help in having ClamAV approved for main. He offered his help to ScottK or anyone else wanting to implement this.

Boot Support for Degraded RAID

In addition to the aforementioned blog post, kirkland is going to work on a grub patch this week.

Encrypted ~/Private Directory in Each User’s Home

kirkland will be publishing a blog post calling for testers, now that this feature has been promoted to main.

Ubuntu Manpage Repository

The manpage repository software has now fully passed kees audit, it’s just waiting on Canonical IS to take over hosting it. kirkland hopes it will be available by the end of the month.

Review ServerGuide for Intrepid

sommer finished the Kerberos section, which should be the last of the big updates for Intrepid. Like the rest of the server guide, it’s waiting on reviewers !

Call for likewise-open update testing

Koon has been working on likewise-open updates for Intrepid, based on the Likewise test branch that should become the next version. This important update needs some widespread testing before it can be pushed to main. The 4.1.0.2956-0ubuntu1~ppa2 version is available in Koon’s PPA, waiting on testers to find potential regressions from the hardy version. sommer offered to help, and anyone else is welcome to join him.

Agree on next meeting date and time

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 12th at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

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2 Responses to “Server Team 20080805 meeting minutes”

  1. Its a shame that debian etch and lenny are buildable. I was looking into ubuntu-vm-builder and it seems easy enough to do. Just add extra suite files.

    Only thing i couldn’t find is where you define the apt sources.list.

    But with a little extra work ubuntu-vm-builder can do a lot of useful things.

    I am thinking about extending or reusing parts of it to convert xen paravirtualized vm’s to hardware virtualized kvm vm’s.

  2. ofcourse i mean it is a shame debian is not buildable with ubuntu-vm-builder.

    sorry

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