Archive for September, 2006

30 Sep 2006

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Damien, Ubuntu edgy has not been released yet (the beta version is available for some days and has GTK 2.10.3). GTK 2.10.4 has been uploaded on friday and has been tested before upload. I knew about the ekiga crasher (you pointed a bug about it by mail on friday morning before the upload to edgy) and decided to upload it anyway because the desktop was not exploding with it, the new version was available for almost a week without a lot of bugzilla activity about it and that’s the way we work on unstable distribution: we push the new versions when available (if they don’t break too much) and work on issues created by the update then. No luck for you than ekiga was crashing on startup and that the new bug-buddy makes easy for user to file a flood of duplicates about a crasher issue. A patched GTK package has been uploaded on saturday afternoon with the upstream fix for that issue

29 Sep 2006

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Now than edgy beta is available the universe freeze has been announced. No new version nor new package (out of UVF exceptions) from now until edgy. Some nice changes landed before the freeze though:

  • The telepathy team has been rocking and most of upstream components have packaged and uploaded to universe
  • A slab package has been uploaded to universe. If you want to try you just have to install the gnome-main-menu package and add the “main menu” applet (not the one with the ubuntu icon, the other one) to your panel. As a side note, the package is based on the Debian package rather than on the work done by Viper550 to integrate it to Ubuntu. The reason is that the desktop team was pretty busy when he was doing most of the changes and nobody stepped to review and upload them by then. I did had a look on his work some weeks ago and sent him a mail with some comments to get the package to universe and got no reply yet. Viper550, if you are still interested to get your changes applied for edgy feel free to join #ubuntu-desktop to talk about that
  • A gnomescan package has also been uploaded to universe, thank to Ã%0tienne Bersac who is upstream and did most of the packaging work too
  • Next to come: GNOME 2.16.1!

  • 28 Sep 2006

    Thursday, September 28th, 2006

    “The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Beta Release of Ubuntu 6.10 – codenamed “Edgy Eft”, you can read the details on the announce mail.

    Don’t hesitate to open a bug on launchpad if you face any issue with it, your feedback is welcome. We had a good bug day wednesday with active people on launchpad and #ubuntu-bugs, thanks to everybody who participated! If you want to give a hand to make edgy rocking don’t hesitate to join, we will likely have bug days every week and most of the distribution team will focus on bug triage and fixing until edgy

    21 Sep 2006

    Thursday, September 21st, 2006

    Thanks to the incredible work done by Martin Pitt and to Adam Conrad (who did the buildd changes required), Ubuntu edgy is now getting debug symbols for all the packages. You can read the announce for details on the topic.

    Easy steps to try it:

  • add “deb http://people.ubuntu.com/~pitti/ddebs edgy main universe” to your /etc/apt/sources.list
  • run “sudo apt-get update” (or update your packages index with your preferred tool)
  • profit! (install <package>-dbgsym for whatever package you want.)

    The tools are running since yesterday only so not a lot of packages are available from it right now but it’s only a matter to rebuild packages, the GNOME stack should be mostly rebuilt with GNOME 2.16.1 by example

    Happy bug triage to everybody and don’t forget to hug Martin and Adam for their work ;)

  • 07 Sep 2006

    Thursday, September 7th, 2006

    Congrats to everybody who worked on the new GNOME 2.16!

    If you are an Ubuntu user the new version is already available to edgy, just update and let we know how it works for you. Feel free to report your issues on launchpad (or on the GNOME bugzilla if you are confident you face an upstream bug). If you are not an Ubuntu user that might be a good occasion to give a try to it and to the new GNOME too ;)

    Speaking about bugs and desktop, people wanting to give a hand (to triage and forward bugs by example), or simply discuss about the desktop, are welcome to join the Ubuntu Desktop Team!