Burning Circle

Burning Circle Episode 137

This week's episode talks about directions and forward planning. There is no transcript as something had to be beeped out in an unusual fashion. Members of the Ohio community are suggested to subscribe to the new Twitter account and to perhaps follow the Google Plus page.

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Burning Circle Episode 136

This week's episode talks about the upcoming meeting and the Doodle poll to iron out timing. An approximate transcript is also given below.

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From the south shores of Lake Erie in Ashtabula, this is the Burning Circle. For release on Monday, October 21st, this is episode 136.

First up, I have issued a call for setting a meeting date. There is a Doodle poll for that. Due to the gravity of the issues being raised, quorum for the meeting is set at five members. Yes, that is five members of the community beyond myself. We have important things to talk about and people need to show up.

During the meeting we have a verification application to review. I have prepared a draft application to be laid before the LoCo Council for consideration. Please note that I cannot vote on it in the LoCo Council context as I will have to present it. This application is available on the community's page on the wiki and I have previously sent an e-mail bearing a link to it.

Noted in the application is the small matter that we have no plans. We truly don't. When I took over in April I only set plans through September. We are now in the second half of October and need to talk about goals and planning for the future. That will also take place at the meeting.

Again, a quorum is five members beyond myself attending. The meeting will take place in our IRC channel. The drop dead point for indicating your meeting date preference is 11:59 PM on Tuesday. Please remember that this was first announced via e-mail last week on Thursday. Once we have a date set I can then begin populating the appropriate form on the LoCo Portal.

Saucy Salamander is out. This is a case where rigid adherence to timetable and a focus on the phone may have led to issues erupting elsewhere. Bear in mind that if you are looking for a stable experience, stay with the Long Term Support release. Launchpad Bug #1208204 is giving Xubuntu quite a bit of grief at the moment with resolution still off in the distance, for example.

There seem to be some sort of row erupting between Mark Shuttleworth and others. We can safely dispense with that and move on. It isn't exactly relevant to our social community.

In the week ahead I look forward to fixing the date and time of our upcoming meeting. If you have time, please take a look at our verification application and edit it if you feel so moved. The LoCo Council pages on the wiki explain the sorts of things that should be discussed in such applications.

With all that being said, thank you for joining us. This program has been brought to you by Erie Looking Productions. Until next time, we'll be seeing you...

Burning Circle Episode 135

This week's episode covers multiple issues. An approximate transcript is also given below.

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Alright...

Welcome to the Burning Circle. For release on Monday, October 14th, this is episode 135.

We start off this week by mentioning the announcement of the upcoming freeze for Debian Testing. The freeze is announced now but it will not kick off until November 5th, 2014. There is an attached draft freeze policy with some changes. This will overall be placed after we get through the T cycle which is set to be a Long-Term Support release.

Now, bearing that in mind, there is a writer out there known as D.J. Walker-Morgan, formerly of the British publication “The H”, who is calling for the T cycle to not be a Long Term Support release. Mr. Walker-Morgan is making the call to shift the Long Term Support status to what would be the U cycle in the second half of 2014 so that Mir properly has time to land and get a shakedown cruise for six months on the desktop. This is a somewhat controversial call and it is uncertain what weight, if any, it may be given in the development process.

The deadline to propose sessions for the next virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit is November 1st. We are not bystanders, innocent or otherwise. If you have something to say or need to bring up a discussion session you need to head over to u-d-s dot ubuntu dot com to make a proposal soon.

Release of Saucy Salamander is three days away. There being no release party plans being enunciated within the IRC channel or on the mailing list, I am unaware of anything happening across the Buckeye State. I hope I am wrong but in that case please stop hiding in a corner and being secretive. It kinda defeats the point of being a social community. I have a mandatory precinct election officer training session the night before release day, so travel across the state is out in my case except to Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Trumbull counties as well as within Ashtabula county.

It is my intent to call a meeting. We have essentially completed our short term plans and have no long term plans set up. We also have a Verification Application to place before the LoCo Council for consideration that requires discussion. If anybody has a preference for a particular week between the release of Saucy Salamander and the kick-off to the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit on November 19th, it is hereby duly requested that you please say so on the mailing list. Once I get a general notion as to the community's preferred week I can then set up a Doodle poll to fix a date and time for the meeting. Once the poll is set up, we can then start putting together an agenda.

The point of the meeting is simple. Where would we like to go as a community? We have to address that question.

With all that being said, we have an interesting and eventful week ahead. If you are so capable, please remember to seed torrents of various download media. We are agnostic as to flavor but do encourage the seeding of lesser-known flavors.

This program has been brought to you by Erie Looking Productions over the facilities of the Internet Archive and Ubuntu Ohio. Until next time, as was said to Number Six in the village, we'll be seeing you...

Burning Circle Episode 134

This week brings miscellaneous news such as dates for the next UDS and mention of the new LoCo Council members announcement. An approximate transcript is also given below.

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Welcome to the Burning Circle. For release on Monday, October 7th, this is episode 134.

It appears that late on Sunday we saw the offline documentation for mainline Ubuntu accepted into the archive for Saucy Salamander. This was a very late upload and busted several freezes. Some mitigation may be required within the Ubuntu Documentation Project as a "core" developer has to upload the offline documentation for mainline Ubuntu while for Kubuntu and Xubuntu anybody with upload privileges for the Universe pocket can do so. Currently there are no developers within the Ubuntu Documentation Project with "core" privileges.

We are now ten days away from release. Although I heard from Justin Andrusk on the mailing list with an expression of interest having a localized release party I have not heard anything after that. We coming up on a point of no return here for setting up a release party. What is the community's pleasure?

Mir will not be the default display server in any flavor of Ubuntu coming out this month. The acceptance criteria was not met which meant that while groundbreaking work was done the desired level of quality was not reached. Work continues on development, though.

I am now an appointee to the LoCo Council. No, it is not a prerequisite that you be the leader of Ubuntu Ohio to serve on LoCo Council. Just because my predecessor as leader Paul Tagliamonte also was appointed to LoCo Council doesn't mean it is a direct path.

Ubuntu Developer Summit is coming up next month. It will run November 19th through November 21st. This puts it the week before Thanksgiving. Please remember that we are not bystanders in Ubuntu Ohio, innocent or otherwise. Since the next release is a Long-Term Support release it will be time to speak up if you have concerns. Remember, our big goal is enfranchisement and ensuring the removal of barriers to participation.

With all that being said, thank you for tuning in. This program has been brought to you over the facilities of the Internet Archive and Ubuntu Ohio by the Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions. Until we meet again, remember what was said to Patrick McGoohan playing the Prisoner on that island in that 70s TV show.

We'll be seeing you...

Burning Circle Episode 133

This week we talk about the upcoming release and broach the question as to whether or not we hold a release party.

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