minutes of ESC call ...
michael.meeks at suse.com
Thu Feb 23 08:31:11 PST 2012
+ Lionel, Norbert, Andras, David, Christian, Michael, Eike,
Kendy, Stephan, Bjoern, Caolan, Markus, Rainer, Petr,
* Completed Action Items
+ finding a better way for JRE warning disable in 3.5.1 if possible (Stephan)
+ find eager volunteer to prettify / chronologically arrange /
thumbnail / cleanup the wiki page (Michael)
+ remind Michael wrt. the bug for gerrit access (Bjoern) [ fdo#46132 ]
AA: + respond in the bug with some rational
+ need to add some blurb fdo#44498 to release note (Petr)
+ disable bundling of C++ stdlib in 3.5.1 & see how it goes (Petr)
+ subsequently re-enabled as a split / extra package
+ ideally move it to a sub-directory
* Pending Action Items
+ [no progress] extract 64bit build hardware from firewall (Kendy / Admins)
+ rename VCL API to make it GetBeamerFoo & fix (Michael)
+ needs fd.o admin help, bug for that created, Tollef on vacation
+ adopt the new bug state / meanings proposal without the mass changes (Rainer)
* Action Items review
* Release Engineering update (Petr)
+ 3.5.1 release bits
+ RC1 tagging issues, l10n, then stdlibs
+ then old Mac/libxml2 (Stephan)
+ libcroco etc. built vs. system libxml
+ could we end up with two libxml's linked ?
+ last tinderbuild does use both libs (Norbert)
+ should switch Mac externals to use the internal libxml2
+ checking other libs: libxmlsec ok, libcroco etc.
+ patch for libcroco is extant,
+ RC1 with Norbert's patch ?
+ working on the issue (Stephan, Norbert, Petr)
+ start builds tomorrow / tag around noon.
+ slip 3.5.1 by several days
+ expect release monday
AA: + accelerate external movement of Linux build hardware (Kendy)
+ two weeks from now: March 5th RC1 deadline
+ potentially delayed by 1-2 days
* Drop universal build for 3.6 ? (Kendy)
+ 5% of our install-base taking big chunks of install pain
+ difference in package splits between SUSE/Fedora/Debian etc.
+ extremely broken supporting extremely old distros (Kendy)
+ Fedora - support ~2 releases behind, year+a bit
+ openSUSE - something similar, 11.3 is latest supported
+ some testing merit for older systems (Bjoern)
+ Debian Stable - can be much older than SUSE/Fedora perspective
+ 'backports' service, if users want that
+ Rene up-loading latest version there already.
+ Oracle had moved to RHEL5 as their baseline before shutdown.
+ new build hardware required for updating baseline ?
+ Proposal: for 3.6
+ continue to do generic builds
+ pull base-line up to oldest Fedora/SUSE etc.
+ continue to use internal libs
* GSOC update (Cedric)
+ we have two weeks (until March 9th) to apply as an org.
+ things you want to hack on too.
* QA update (Rainer)
+ regressions - meaning of
+ if it was not working in OO.o - not a 'regression'
+ if functionality got substantially worse: it's a regression.
+ but if new feature partially implemented, not one.
+ if very annoying, add to most annoying, and fret not wrt.
the regression tag (Kendy)
+ status new / unconfirmed / etc. (again)
+ problem of querying assigned vs. devel in CC - hard.
+ can query for 'bug state not changed in <N> days' (Bjoern)
+ everyone needs to be able to query bugs to fix
is it an issue for developers ? - apparently not.
+ 3.5 installation problems on Windows
+ tried several installs on old XP machines,
failed with 100% CPU load
+ integration of existing user profile problems
AA: + more research & individual bugs pulled out (?)
+ eg. fdo#46074 - missing recent documents list (Cloph)
* ESC composition
+ ESC formally voted in by the (now formally existing) Foundation board
AA: + please send Michael nominations for new ESC members for proposal
& vote next week (All)
* 3.5 most annoying bugs ...
+ 49 (of 140) open, last weeks: 44/132, 41/124, 32/104, 28/93, 21/76, 23/71
35% 33%, 33%, 30%, 30%, 28%, 32%
* 3.5 bugs tagged with 'regression'
+ 103(+7) bugs open of 343(+13) total
* Component count net *
+ Writer - 43 (+4)
+ Spreadsheet - 10 (+3)
+ Drawing - 10 (+0)
+ LibreOffice - 10 (+0)
+ Presentation - 9 (+1)
+ Database - 5 (+0)
+ Basic - 3 (-2)
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