Thursday, March 7, 2013

Global Jam CT Raring - the stats

Stefano provided a list of things the group accomplished at the Global Jam last Saturday. Thanks again to Julian Taylor and codebridge for sharing their space. Here is the email Stefano sent to the ubuntu-za list:
Follow up (as requested my Miles): * General documentation for people getting started in Ubuntu Development: - http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/ * Graham finished the SRU [0] uploads for the CUDA stack in quantal [1, 2]. These were prepared beforehand, but I hadn't got around to reviewing them before the jam. * Raoul, Grant, and I had a look through the packages that are failing to build in raring, but didn't see any obviously easy ones to fix. The list from the most recent archive rebuild [3] is littered with multi-arch python fallout, which has been fixed [4] * We then reviewed the RC bug fixes from Debian [5]. I cleaned up a bunch of spam on that page We reviewed the bugs for accessodf, elilo, hamster-applet, imswitch, rawstudio and found that they didn't affect Ubuntu. The clang bug seems to affect Ubuntu but was far too complex for our jam. The ncpfs bug affects Ubuntu. It's already been synced [6] but isn't installable in Ubuntu [7] because it depends on a newer initscripts version. The libticonv bug affects Ubuntu, but the libticonv package in Ubuntu has a totally different ancestry to the Debian package. It should probably be merged but that'd be a non-trivial job. * Reviewing Debian RC bug #700315 [8] for rawstudio pointed us to flickcurl 1.23-1 which we synced [9] from Debian experimental, to fix Debian bug #700050 [10]. * I updated my build failure report for precise [11], for Graham, to see what other CUDA related things hadn't built yet. * Julian Taylor (a MOTU who happened to be around on IRC, during our jam) suggested that Graham look at SRUing bug 1113356 [12]. Graham prepared a patch, which Julian sponsored for him. * We were about to start writing some autopkgtests [13] for some of my packages in Debian, but decided we were hungry, and went to Hudsons for beer, burgers, and coffee. Thanks, Graham, Grant, Raoul, and Maia! SR