Archive for May, 2009

Server Team 20090512 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes on Tuesday, 12 May 2009 by Robbie

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


mathiaz reminded that karmic had opened and merging was one of the favorite activities of the Ubuntu developers these days. He also mentioned the list of easy merges published in the Roadmap. These packages should not be too difficult and thus are perfect to get used to the whole merge process.

MIT krb5 1.7

coffedude asked about the state of krb5 in Karmic. mathiaz explained that krb5 1.7 had been synced from Debian. libkrb53 will be removed from Karmic once the transition to libkrb5-3 has been completed.

Karmic Alpha1

mathiaz reminded that Karmic Alpha1 is scheduled for Thursday. Help in iso testing is welcome once the iso candidates are available.


dendrobates announced that the Server team will have 2 session rooms and a break out room for UDS. The sessions will also be randomized amongst the physical rooms so that we will not just get to sit in the same room. However it may be a little complicated figuring out where to go. ttx said that a riddle would have to be solved to get to the right room while kirkland hoped for a broken RNG.

More important though was dendrobates announcement that he would buy a beer for any server team community team members that shows up. dendrobates looks like this and becoming a member of the server team is a simple two steps process.

Web Mirror Manager

gourgi asked whether the web mirror manager blueprint would be discussed. nijaba pointed to the relevant blueprint in Launchpad which will be discussed in the Fondations track.

screen-profiles renamed to byobu

kirkland announced that the screen-profiles project had been renamed to byobu, a japanese term for elegant folding room dividers, aka folding screens.

Agree on next meeting date and time

Due to travels and UDS it was decided to cancel the meeting for the next two weeks.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 2nd at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

Hungry for merges? The Ubuntu Server Team has a selection for your appetite

Posted in Ubuntu Server on Monday, 11 May 2009 by Robbie

Now that the karmic release cycle has opened Ubuntu developers are focusing on merging packages from Debian unstable into karmic repositories. If you’re looking for improving your packaging skills here is a list of merges that look easy:

From the main repository:

  • virtinst
  • tomcat6
  • squid
  • openvpn
  • nagios-plugins
  • hsqldb
  • apache2

From the universe:

  • snort
  • proftpd-dfsg
  • phpldapadmin
  • drupal
  • asterisk

To get started head to Ubuntu Merge-O-Matic and grab one of the package above. The Merging wiki page has more information about the merge process if you get stuck somewhere along the way. Once you’re done with a package seek sponsorship if you don’t have upload privileges and don’t forget to send relevant patches to Debian!

Server Team 20090505 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 by Robbie

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

High Availability Team

RoAkSoAx reported that the ubuntu-ha team had been created in Launchpad as well as a wiki page for the team and an IRC channel (#ubuntu-ha) on Freenode. The first task of the team is to focus on triaging bugs for the packages related to High Availability. He also found a few how-tos on the Ubuntu Help wiki dealing with creating highly available services. Most of the content is relatively accurate.

Features for karmic

mathiaz reminded to register blueprints for topics that should be discussed at UDS. dendrobates suggested that their names should start with server-karmic-community- so that he doesn’t miss them and can schedule them.

a webmail in main

There was some discussion about including a webmail in main. This topic has already been covered for the last LTS. A session at UDS should be dedicated to this topic again.


mathiaz reminded that the karmic repositories are opened. The Ubuntu development team is now focusing on merging packages from Debian. Merge-o-Matic is the central place to get started. kirkland reminded that merging packages is a good way to gain experience for MOTU membership via the sponsorship process.

RoAkSoAx asked about a list of merges related to the server team. mathiaz said he would prepare such a list.

evolution mapi plugin

Pres-Gas asked about the evolution mapi plugin. mathiaz said that testers are looked for in order to test the plugin in an Exchange environment. Bugs should be filed in launchpad so that seb128 or jelmer can look at them.

Agree on next meeting date and time

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