Release Team Members meeting

Registered by Kate Stewart on 2012-05-04

Meeting of release team members to discuss release process improvements.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Kate Stewart
Priority:
High
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Ubuntu Release Team
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for quantal
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-12.10
Started by
Kate Stewart on 2012-05-25
Completed by
Colin Watson on 2014-07-13

Related branches

Sprints

Whiteboard

Some items not completed from P - carry forward?
  - document conventions of release-team for new members
  - queue audit trail (#885739) and queue admin granularity #648611)
  - queue manipulation privileges for for release team members that are not archive admins.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetzal/ReleaseTaskSignup - please sign up.

Discussion Topics:

ReleaseNotes project - can we just move to having a set of ReleaseNotes templates up through release, and depreciate the use of the project?

Better logging mechanisms for state, during freeze windows, and image spinning? pad authorization, wiki too cumbersome, other options?

Rendezvous time & state work during final freeze?

Stable Release Team - make sense to fold into release team?

Stable Point Release Planning - review 12.04.1 events. (Freezes, etc.)
   https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseSchedule (see notes around 12.04.1)
   https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/other-q-12.04.1-team

From UDS session:
http://summit.ubuntu.com/uds-q/meeting/20699/other-q-release-team-meeting/

Some items not completed from P - carry forward?
  - document conventions of release-team for new members
      - primary engineer on release, announcing, mentioning time of release in channel.
      - knowing how to filter bugs
      - better notification when doing test builds - in #ubuntu-release, pre-query when sensitve
      - check with Daviey on what was missing before...
  - queue audit trail (#885739) and queue admin granularity #648611)
      - kate keep an eye
  - queue manipulation privileges for for release team members that are not archive admins.
      - NCommander, Daviey, Laney, stgaber, tumbleweed -- go through archive admin training process.
      - adding ubuntu release to ubuntu-archive? (TBD with Steve)
      - adding ubuntu-release to ubuntu-sru, and remove the other members
      - double check ubuntu-bug-nominators - should only add the individuals.
- Kernel SRUs, need to fix.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetzal/ReleaseTaskSignup - please sign up.
Discussion Topics:
ReleaseNotes project - can we just move to having a set of ReleaseNotes templates up through release, and depreciate the use of the project?
     - keep release notes project, add a planned scrub at release -14 days to checklist.
Better logging mechanisms for state, during freeze windows, and image spinning? pad authorization, wiki too cumbersome, other options?
   - wait and see new pad?
   - nusakan - marks image for rebuild before starting rebuild automatically.
Rendezvous time & state work during final freeze?
   - Rendezvous time didn't add much value.
Stable Release Team - make sense to fold into release team? yes
    - Fold it together.
    - make ubuntu release the only members.

Stable Point Release Planning - review 12.04.1 events. (Freezes, etc.)
   https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseInterlock (see notes around 12.04.1)
   https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/other-q-12.04.1-team

Size: do we care about oversized. Smaller USB images. Keeping constrained but not required.

Do we go to unstable or stay with testing? approaching freeze, so as long as +1 , probably ok. armel gets sorted.

DebianImportFreeze - --> July 5

KES: 2012/05/31 - subsequent discussions reversed thinking on stable release team and main release team, keeping them separate.

KES: 2012/06/16 - Daviey's pad is being depreciated, so will look to etherpad-lite as next option to try later in cycle.

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[kate.stewart] monitor queue audit trail (#885739) and queue admin granularity #648611) (repeated pings to launchpad, no progress): DONE
[pitti] find out the size limit we want to use (take from other blueprints...) 750MB quantal?: DONE
[ubuntu-release] signup https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QuantalQuetzal/ReleaseTaskSignup: DONE
[kate.stewart] set up private channel on freenode during release week: INPROGRESS
[stgraber] mark images as "rebuilding" when starting an image build: DONE
[kate.stewart] ask Daviey about his pad, can we get it more usable for tracking release builds and archive: DONE
[cjwatson] talk to vorlon about adding many more people to ubuntu-archive: DONE
[cjwatson] socialize that unstable will be the Debian pull point: DONE
[laney] UniverseFinalFreeze unify Archive state frozen FinalFreeze (document late universe should go to -proposed, and relax freeze): DONE
[kate.stewart] update ReleaseSchedule for July 5 DebianImportFreeze date: DONE