Server Team 20110322 meeting minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes, Uncategorized on March 24th, 2011 by Dave Walker

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

Meeting Actions

  • Daviey to talk with wider docs team regarding translations (deferred)
  • Daviey to post another followup one euca-dhcp bug.
  • SpamapS to put his version of ubuntuserver-minutes in directions for writing minutes

Natty Development

Ubuntu Server Team Events

  • Texas Linux Fest, April 2nd, kirkland and RoAkSoAx will be presenting

  • MySQL Users Conference, April 13,14 – SpamapS presenting.
  • Noted that UDS-O is coming soon. Sponsorship nominations due March 29

Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh)

  • hggdh and Daviey are working on a problem with Eucalyptus and isc-dhcpd v4, no word yet on the final resolution
  • SpamapS and jhunt will be proposing jenkins jobs to test boot/shutdown in a UDS-O session

Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (smb)

  • smb wondered how disappointed users would be if an SRU to the lucid kernel disabled NET_NS. hallyn believes that this is a popular component of LXC, even if it is somewhat buggy in lucid. SpamapS agrees that it would be a very unpopular move.

Weekly Updates & Questions for the Documentation Team (sommer)

  • It would appear that sommer is no longer able to spend time working on the Ubuntu Server Guide or attend these meetings, and so we may need to seek more help with maintaining the server guide.

Weekly Updates & Questions from the Ubuntu Community

  • kim0 noted that the virtual event, UbuntuCloudDays is happening March 23/24, and several server team members are presenting (soren, Daviey, SpamapS)

Open Discussion

  • hally had brought up that the duplication required of the meeting chair to publish the meeting minutes was somewhat annoying. SpamapS pointed out his branch of Mathias Gug’s old ubuntuserver-meeting tool sends to multiple addresses at once, and allows the writer to create just one copy of the minutes.

Agree on next meeting date and time

  • Tuesday, March 29 2011 16:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting

Server Team 20110315 Meeting Minutes

Posted in Ubuntu Server meeting minutes, Uncategorized on March 16th, 2011 by Dave Walker

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

Agenda

  • Review ACTION points from previous meeting
  1. Daviey to talk with wider docs team regarding translations
  • Natty Development
  • Ubuntu Server Team Events
  • Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh)
  • Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (smb)
  • Weekly Updates & Questions for the Documentation Team (sommer)
  • Weekly Updates & Questions from the Ubuntu Community
  • Open Discussion
  • Announce next meeting date and time

Meeting Actions

  • ACTION: Daviey to talk with wider docs team regarding translations (deferred)
  • ACTION: Daviey to post another followup one euca-dhcp bug.
  • ACTION: smb to look into kernel fs modules config for bug 732046

Review ACTION points from previous meeting

  • ACTION: Daviey to talk with wider docs team regarding translations (deferred)

Natty Development

Apart from a few issues, in particular a dhcp bug in eucalyptus, and broken lxc container support with the latest openstack updates, Natty development is going well. ‘no OMG! issues…at least not yet ;)’

Ubuntu Server Team Events

Planning is under way for an LXC development mini-conf. Location is undecided as yet. SpamapS will be speaking about ‘Run Drizzle on Your Narwhal’ on the 13th at http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2011/public/schedule/detail/17640. Ubuntu Cloud days (http://en.oreilly.com/mysql2011/public/schedule/detail/17640) are next week Wednesday and Thursday, Mar 23-24. Open Stack summit is next month, zul will likely be there.

Weekly Updates & Questions for the QA Team (hggdh)

Still blocked on euca (bug 717166). Daviey will post another followup one euca-dhcp bug.

Weekly Updates & Questions for the Kernel Team (smb)

Last week smb was mainly working on multipath debugging and looking at proposed xen patches. There is some work to do for -virtual config work. The config needs to be improved to include filesystem modules. smoser and smb will discuss further offline.

Weekly Updates & Questions from the Ubuntu Community

kim0 mentioned Ubuntu Cloud Days is next week (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuCloudDays). We can add days to add more slots, so don’t be shy about proposing a topic. SpamapS may propose ensemble topics, with and without the ensemble team. ivoks mentioned that it would be nice to add vlan package to CD and possibly installed by default. This should be discussed at next UDS. ttx asked about the “Ubuntu Server Task Forces” (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/ubuntutheproject-community-n-server. Daviey is says he absolutely is still looking at that.

Open Discussion

SpamapS feels that the meeting format could use streamlining. Perhaps this should be discussed at the next meeting. Please feel free to add it to the Agenda if you concur.

Agree on next meeting date and time

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, Mar 22nd at 16:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

Jenkins for Ubuntu: Call for Testing

Posted in Uncategorized on March 2nd, 2011 by Dave Walker

(Reproduced from James Page’s blog post, a member of the Ubuntu Server Team)

Many of you may have wondered what I [James Page] have been doing since UDS-N; some of you may have know that I have been working on packaging Jenkins (nee Hudson) from source along with all of its build dependencies (all 80 of them).

After just over 3 months I’ve managed to get a 99% built from source Jenkins into the Hudson Ubuntu Testing PPA; this is core Jenkins only at this point in time; no plugins come bundled (although you can still install them using the Plugin Manager).

If you want to help out with testing, read on….

Getting started

So first things first; lets add the Jenkins testing PPA and install the jenkins package:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hudson-ubuntu/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jenkins

Wait some time and Jenkins should be up and running.

Accessing Jenkins

Once the package has installed you should be able to access Jenkins on http://localhost:8080 (or whatever server you installed it on).

Jenkins comes completely empty; no jobs, minimal configuration, no security.  Follow the normal Jenkins ‘Use Jenkins‘ guide to get started.

Reporting problems

This is a testing package so it ain’t going to be perfect. Please join the hudson-ubuntu-users team and subscribe to the mailing list on launchpad to discuss general issues and report problems.

You can also find me (jamespage) in #ubuntu-server on Freenode if you like to use IRC.

Whats still todo?

Well as I said this is 99% built from source; a few packages are either binary packages (built from jars) or packages that bundle their dependencies in the upstream source bundle. I’m working with upstream(s) to get these issues sorted.

That said, everything that is installed on your server or desktop in the jenkins package IS built from source. Offending packages are either used for testing or generating documentation during library builds.

I’m also going to start working on packaging a few core plugins from source (see the associated blueprint for details); for the time being you can download and install from within Jenkins. I will also create a patch so that this feature can be disable if required.  Please feel free to apply to join the team if you want to package a plugin.

The Future

Well ultimately probably the main Ubuntu archive and Debian; but lets leave that until next release….

And if you were wondering, Hudson renamed itself to Jenkins in late January (hence the Hudson name keeps creeping into this post).