[lsb-discuss] unoffficial LSB conference call minutes for 9 Jan 2013

R P Herrold herrold at owlriver.com
Wed Jan 9 19:26:52 UTC 2013

LSB teleconference

Wednesday, 09 Jan 2013 @11:00 to noon, US ET

Where:	(605) 715-4920 Access Code: 512468

Gobby:	gobby -j lsb-temp.pmman.net:6522 with passwd: LSB

IRC channels are:
 	#lsb-meeting at freenode.net during meetings
 	#lsb at freenode.net most other times

in the form : name (organization)  [irc_nick]
Stew Benedict (LF)  stewb
Glen Petrie (Epson)
Rick Troth (Velocity Software) rickt
Mats Wichmann (Intel)  mwichmann
Russ Herrold (Owl River)  orc_emac
Jeff Licquia (LF)  licquia
Robert Schweikert (SuSE)  robjo

Denis Silakov (ROSA Labs)  denis_silakov
Alan Clark (SuSE)  AlanClark
Darren Davis (SuSE)
Jiri Dluhos (SUSE)  jdluhos
Kay Tate (SuSE)  ktate
Alexey Khoroshilov (ISP RAS)  Alexey
Carlos O'Donell (Mentor Graphics) odonell


Posted Agenda:

  - Discussion of LSB 5.0 work: database progress, next steps.

New business:

Meeting opens at 11:00 with:

Areas to hit before a LSB 5.0:
[perhaps dbus]

Mats asked if glib and qt dbus wrappers are also in the plan; 
not at present

presently at 2.4
goal: 2.15
~87 new interfaces
and some side libraries ... libpthread, more
so perhaps 100 new interfaces in all to consider
(note there are also some bugs for adding older glibc 
interfaces to LSB)

ncurses/ncursesw discussion: ncursesw is in, may not exactly 
be in sync with the data of older ncurses import.  Decision 
was to downgrade ncursesw to ncurses level, rather than go the 
opposite direction.

... gio was a time swamp
adding pangox
adding gtk3

comment from Stew: adding a variant of an existing library is 
not easier than a brand new library, maybe harder, because of 

Jeff: puppet is not working as well maintaining chroot-based 
build slaves as hoped; considering a move to LXC containers

Jeff floated doing time-boxed releases, rather than feature 
based, to start LSB 5 series but the call participants were 
not enthusiastic to the idea

[As background, one strategy for doing 'releases' of a product 
are that one may generally either do time boxed releases, or 
feature based releases.  The 'face to face' decided on feature 
based, and there was pushback to revisiting this decision]

Continue discussion next week.  In particular: what should our 
schedule look like, and should we do non-feature-complete 
betas?  Some pushback on the latter, but deserves more 

Call ends at local Noon

Weekly Bug triage:
The bug tracker is at: https://bugs.linuxbase.org/
irc-only #lsb-meeting at freenode.net
Thurs at 10:00 Eastern
Bugzilla stats as of 09 Jan (2013): 519 open
510 assigned, 8 new, 1 reopened
New last 90 days: 40, last 30: 9; closed last 90: 33, last 30: 
Changed this week: 6, last week: 6
Bugs that are assigned but have no milestone: 218
Rollup bugs: 21

last week's bug triage minutes:


Next meeting:
16 Jan 2013 11:00 to noon, US ET

gobby unofficial minutes are open for edit for at least 15 min 
after each call, and then issued into the mailing list

This document: LSB_minutes_20130109.txt

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