Xubuntu 19.04: Development

Registered by Pasi Lallinaho on 2018-11-25

Development work items for Xubuntu 19.04.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Xubuntu Council
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Xubuntu Developers
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Xubuntu Developers
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None

Whiteboard

Xubuntu Core (Base):
- URL: https://code.launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/debian-cd/xubuntu-base
  - https://code.launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/debian-cd/xubuntu-base/+merge/347414
- URL: https://code.launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/livecd-rootfs/xubuntu-base
  - https://code.launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/livecd-rootfs/xubuntu-base/+merge/347319
- URL: https://code.launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/ubuntu-cdimage/xubuntu-base
  - https://code.launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/ubuntu-cdimage/xubuntu-base/+merge/347320

Pidgin theme:
- URL: https://github.com/shimmerproject/pidgin-elementary
- Pidgin will require patching to support installing this theme globally

Improved developer documentation. Useful topics to cover:
- Configuring development environment for Xfce and Xubuntu
- Debian packaging for Xubuntu packages (including gbp)
- Launchpad git workflow (WIP https://wiki.xubuntu.org/devel/git)
- Release process for applications (similar to the Xfce docs)
- Standard SRU practices to backport fixes to LTS

Seed updates:
- 32-bit ISOs: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/2018-December/011755.html
- AptURL: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/2018-December/011756.html
- Orage, GIMP, LibreOffice Impress: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/2018-November/011721.html
- Xfce4-Screensaver: https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/2018-November/011723.html

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Work Items

Work items:
[xubuntu-dev] pidgin-elementary: Provide patches for Pidgin theme support: TODO
[xubuntu-dev] pidgin-elementary: Package theme and set as default: BLOCKED
[xubuntu-dev] xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin: Add visual indicator for when microphone is in use: TODO
[ubuntu-cdimage] xubuntu-core: Review and merge patches: TODO
[xubuntu-dev] xubuntu-meta: Evaluate replacement of light-locker with xfce4-screensaver: TODO
[adconrad] ubuntu-cdimage: Drop 32-bit installation images: DONE
[bluesabre] xubuntu-meta: Drop orage from the seed: DONE
[bluesabre] xubuntu-meta: Add apturl to the seed: DONE
[bluesabre] xubuntu-meta: Add gimp to the seed: DONE
[bluesabre] xubuntu-meta: Add libreoffice-impress to the seed: DONE

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