Archive for May, 2010

Ubuntu Server update for Maverick Meerkat

Posted in Ubuntu Server on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 by jiboumans

With the Maverick cycle kicking off and UDS-M just behind us, it’s time to take a look at what’s in store for the next release of Ubuntu Server. In broad strokes, these will be the likely topics:

  • Better integration with Upstart
  • Further improvements to Mail & Cluster stack
  • Adopt Ceph & GlusterFS, MongoDB, Drizzle & Cassandra
  • Ease deployments & loadbalancing in the cloud
  • For UEC: enabling kernel upgrades, virtio support, new admin UI, easier developer deployment, cloud on a stick and lots more testing
  • Adopt & improve the following Java stacks: Tomcat, Ehcache, Hibernate, Hadoop and Pig

Like last iteration, we’ll be reviewing and accepting blueprints proposed for Maverick on a per milestone basis. This week, we’ll review the work for Alpha2 and you’ll be able to track the progress on the work item tracker.

If you’d like to contribute to the Maverick release, please join us at our weekly IRC meetings on Tuesdays between 1800 and 1900 UTC on #ubuntu-meeting on We could especially use your help in the papercuts project and bug triaging!

On behalf of the Ubuntu Server Team,


Server Team 20100518 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 by ssmoser

Review ACTION points from previous meeting (ttx)

  • No action points

Maverick Blueprints and Specs

  • Please have a look at specs where you are set as drafter, and set them to “Drafting” if you started drafting. Some reassignment/balancing may occur
  • Feature Definition Freeze is June 17th. specs should be considered due for approval by May 27, which means they must be submitted for review by May 25th.
  • For Server Team work, the Implementation section of the SpecTemplate is largely replaced by the Work Item tracker.

  • this is the merging period, so please have a look at

  • [ACTION] ttx to confirm spec submission deadlines with Jos

  • [ACTION] ttx to walk SpamapS through the spec process

Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh)

  • hggdh expects to handle the UEC Testing spec with some input from mathiaz and smoser

Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (jjohansen)

  • mathiaz asked about a bug on his x201 laptop. Very server-ish, indeed.

Weekly SRU review

Open Discussion

  • The Canonical Server Team has grown, adding
    • SpamapS (Clint Byrum): Web/Ops stack
    • Davey (Dave Walker): UEC
    • ccheney (Chris Cheney): Desktop Team on loan to server team for some UEC related work.

Agree on next meeting date and time

The next meeting will be: Tue May 25 18:00 UTC 2010

Server Team 20100505 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes on Thursday, 6 May 2010 by Robbie

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

Weekly SRU review

Lucid has been added to the list of nominations to be reviewed while intrepid was removed (being EOL). The list of bugs fixed in the last 9 days has also been fixed and can again be used in the SRU weekly review.

A session about SRU improvement has been scheduled at the next UDS.

UDS Maverick

There is a tentative schedule available on the summit website.

Agree on next meeting date and time

Due to UDS the meeting has been canceled next week.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 19th at 18:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.