Server Team 20080604 meeting minutes

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

State of specifications

mathiaz reminded that the deadline for specifications is tomorrow (Thursday, June 5th) and that the approver should be set to dendrobates in LP. ScottK and neallmcb wondered if there was a list of blueprints targeted for intrepid somewhere. dendrobates said that such a list would be available next week under the ubuntu-server launchpad blueprints. Once the list is finalized mathiaz will add them to the Ubuntu Server Team Roadmap

Openldap 2.4.9 for 8.04.1

zul raised the issue of uploading openldap 2.4.9 to hardy as an SRU. 2.4.9 fixes a number of bugs after 2.4.7 was released (113 Fixed upstream bugs between 2.4.7 to 2.4.9). Moreover syncrepl is not usable in 2.4.7 and upstream advised us to not use 2.4.7 during UDS. slangasek stated that he would like to be able to weigh how many of these changes are critical, user-affecting bugs vs. fixes we could live without that may carry regressions. zul volunteered to classify the bugs to have a better view of what types of fixes have been included in 2.4.9 (syncrepl fixes, crashers, etc…). mathiaz and jdstrand also suggested to run the built-in test suite to catch regressions.

ACTION: zul to break down the list of bugs fixed in 2.4.9 by categories (syncrepl, crashers, etc…) and upload his package to his ppa.

Ubuntu Server Blog

mathiaz announced that he created an Ubuntu Server Blog as per the discussion during the Ubuntu Server community session at UDS. ScottK asked whether others developers would be able to contribute. mathiaz said he hoped so in the mid-term. But first he’d like to figure out an editorial policy.

There were some suggestions about the type of content that should end up on the blog:

  • minutes of the Server Team meeting.
  • updates on development work posted by developers.
  • demystify discussions that we all understand but leave our user-base with questions.

owh suggested that people can post contribution somewhere, that would then be reviewed before landing on the blog. mathiaz stated that such contributions and other suggestions about the Blog editorial policy should be emailed to him.

Webmin and ebox discussion on ubuntu-user

owh reported that there were some discussions on ubuntu-user about webmin and ebox. He asked why the Ubuntu Server team doesn’t recommend webmin. mathiaz answered that webmin gives to much power to the target users and tends to break existing configurations. webmin is a

web front end to edit configuration files. nealmcb added that ebox has a higher-level notion of what the user is probably trying to do, rather than being closely tied to config file syntax.


kees verified the new version of Limesurvey: unfortunately not all issues that he reported have been solved (or correctly solved) in the latest version. After some discussions, it was decided to run limesurvey on an isolated server hosted on the Ubuntu infrastructure.

Agree on next meeting date and time

mathiaz sent out a new proposal for the meeting. It was decided to move the meeting to Tuesday at 15:00 UTC.

Next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 10th at 15:00 UTC in #ubuntu-meeting.

2 Responses to “Server Team 20080604 meeting minutes”

  1. Vadim P. Says:

    I think it should be “Ubuntu Server, Linux for human admins” instead. 🙂

  2. Herman Bos Says:

    Keep up the good work! It is very important!

    Thanks for creating this blog, makes it much easier to keep up to date with the developments on the server side.

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