[lsb-discuss] LSB conf call notes for 2008-02-06
jeff at licquia.org
Wed Feb 6 09:39:07 PST 2008
Attendees: Darrin Davis, Sam, George Kraft, Jeff, Stew, Robert
Schweikert, Marc Miller, Vladimir, Alexey, Alan Clark, Marvin, Mats,
Russ Herrold, Carlos, Ted
Anouncement: the lsb-autobuild mailing list has been renamed to
lsb-messages. Will be adding more messages to that list: autotesting,
commit messages, possibly others.
4.0 pages. We will be working on creating wiki pages for each project
and linking them to ProjectPlan40. Ted: most important section of
ProjectPlan40 is the priority list at the bottom.
Import tool fixes. Mats: in progress, some manual steps to go through,
but the resulting data looks good. Alexey: new version of libtodb,
supporting C++, in progress.
Library uplift. Four candidates on the list: glibc, GTK+, X11, OpenGL.
Carlos: Qt 4? Jeff: definitely should be on the list. ALSA too.
Mats: libxml2 has been grumbled about.
Google Summer of Code? Robert: test implementation. Mats: may be some
other plans floating around. Often, standards work isn't very
compelling, and GSoC can be competitive. Need to be portrayed as a real
advancement of the technology. Example: dynchk was done by a student
intern, not carried forward to release. Ted: some low priority tasks,
such as alien enhancements or adding less popular languages. Mats:
self-contained. Robert: Python compiled file compatibility. Ted:
owner? Jeff will own, at least at the beginning.
DBus. Mats: do we know what we need to do there? There is a library
ABI, may need to describe more than that. Jeff: talked to John
Palmieri. Robert: used? Carlos: Qt uses it. Jeff: 14 apps use, 40
apps require in the database. Ted: two parts: API integration and
messages going across. The messages could change between releases;
should get advice from domain experts. George: also widget-specific
bindings. Mats will start a page for DBus. Jeff will email John.
Packaging. Jeff: Berlin API, upgrade to version 4. Mats: may have a
volunteer. Russ: need implementers on the list, and not just talkers.
Jeff Johnson has been doing some work. Also, making alien more
LSB-aware, filling some holes is good. Ted: will need to interact with
Debian on alien work. Our work should be probably done on lsb-discuss;
let the packaging list do what it wants. Robert: Berlin could be
another GSoC project. Ted: may also be able to hire a contractor; high
priority enough that we may not want to rely on GSoC. Russ: will talk
to Joey Hess re: alien. Requirements for Berlin API? Ted: pretty clear
what the requirements were at the meeting. Contractor can create a
detailed straw-man proposal, run it by rpm/dpkg maintainers. Jeff:
adoption is likely to be the difficult part. Three projects: Berlin,
rpm version uplift, and alien enhancements. Mats: have a Berlin page,
at least; should recycle the current page.
Mats: search is a pain on the wiki. Ted: looking to hire someone to
improve infrastructure, wiki improvements part of that.
Robert: can we talk about Java on a call? Ted: need more information;
status of open source Java?
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