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Old 02-15-2008, 10:12 PM
Mathias Gug
Default Server Team 2008-02-13 meeting minutes


Here are the minutes of the meeting. They can also be found online, with
the irc logs, here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MeetingLogs/Server/20080213.

=== Review ACTION points from previous meeting ===

mathiaz scheduled a session about the Ubuntu Server Team during the Ubuntu
Developer Week [1].

[1]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDeveloperWeek

=== Bacula package inclusion/exclusion in main ===

ivoks wrote a python script in order to fix the main security issue with the
bacula package. He sent it to upstream, which was happy with the script.
However they'd prefer to stick with a shell script. ivoks suggested to use an
awk script instead. dvl confirmed that an awk script would be preferred by
upstream as awk is available on all the platform they support.

ivoks will rewrite the script in awk with some help from nijaba.

ACTION: nijaba to help ivoks with rewriting the bacula python script in awk.

=== Forums ===

faulkes- reported that requested changes have been made to the "Server &
Security" forum. The forum has been split in two and both are listed under
the main support categories.

faulkes- is also working on a sticky post that should be added to the Server
forum in order to list development resources of the Server Team. He posted a
draft to ubuntu-server and is waiting for feedback.

faulkes- also volunteered to be a moderator and will provide a report from the
forums to the Server Team.

ACTION: faulkes-_ to send an proposal about bringing feedback from the forums
to the developer team to ubuntu-server ml.

=== IRC activity ===

dendrobates suggested to have a group of volunteers that could help users that
show up in the irc channel. He noticed that in the late evenings EST, people
pop in and never get questions answered, and leave.

ScottK mentioned that he already does that and there isn't much more to do
considering that most of us are volunteers. mathiaz also thinks that IRC
coverage is good.

dendrobates reiterated that answering questions in IRC or on the mailing list
is a way to contribute to the Server Team and should be promoted by the
mentoring program.

There was some discussion about pointing people that needed help to consultants
or partners. One such place in the Ubuntu marketplace [2].

[2]: http://www.ubuntu.com/support/commercial/marketplace/

ACTION: mathiaz to update the GettingInvolved page with a link to the forums.

=== Mentoring program ===

ACTION: mathiaz to create a wiki page about the mentoring program for the
server team.

=== Ebox status ===

zul started to look at ebox packages. Some of them don't build properly yet.
foolano, an upstream ebox developer, acknowledged that packaging is where work
is most needed. He has been working on not overwriting configuration files
without asking the user - a dozen of modules have been converted so far.

dendrobates suggested we could ask for a FeatureFreeze Exception if the
packages are in good shape. ScottK said that ebox would be a good candidate for
such an exception but it will need to be reviewed in due time.

ACTION: zul to mail foolano the packaging issues he has seen with ebox.

LINK: http://trac.ebox-platform.com/roadmap

=== MIR status ===

nijaba said that MIR have been processed and most of them got accepted or need
some minor fixes to make it into main.

Snort has been pushed back.

drdb needs needs some work, that zul has almost completed.

Only munin hasn't been reviewed.

=== Getting rid of old libdb versions ===

ScottK updated the Roadmap to list the packages that need be updated so that we
can remove libdb4.3 from the archive. mathiaz suggested to file bugs against
each package in LP and mark them for sponsoring.

=== Windows authentication integration ===

dendrobates uploaded likewise-open to universe. It should be available once the
archive admins have reviewed and accepted it.

He received some feedback from testers using his PPA [3]. However bugs can't be
filed in LP as the package hasn't been published yet.

[3]: https://launchpad.net/~dendrobates/+archive

=== virtualization ===

soren integrated virtio in the installer. That should speed up the installation
of ubuntu-server as a guest. dnsmasq-base has also been updated to improve
dhcp/dns for virtual networks. netcat-openbsd has been pushed in the archive in
order to provide remote management without any fuss.

=== Ufirewall ===

jdstrand announced that version 0.12 of ufw has been released and promoted to

=== Iscsi ===

soren integrated iscsi into the installer. This can be tested by adding
iscsi=true on the kernel command line.

=== openldap 2.4 ===

jdstrand found bugs in openldap 2.4 related to TLS/SSL. He filled bugs and
slangasek has fixes for most of them.

=== Documentation ===

sommer got more time to polish the sections about bacula, virt and
likewise-open. mathiaz asked if the latest revision of the server guide was
available online. sommer said that doc.ubuntu.com should have the latest
version available.

ACTION: sommer to send an email to ubuntu-doc about having an html version of
the latest server guide online available during reviews.

nealmcb suggested to create an ubuntu server FAQ.

=== Agree on next meeting date and time ===

Next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 20th at 21:00 UTC in

Mathias Gug
Ubuntu Developer http://www.ubuntu.com

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More info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ServerTeam

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