Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Karmic plans

The Jaunty development cycle was a hectic, pulsating (no pun intended) ride, and Karmic's looks to be just as vigourous! Here are my objectives for 9.10:

Enable power-saving by default for HDA controllers - after fifteen seconds, power down the HDA controller to squeeze some juice for those transpacific flights. I'll be calling for testers shortly, but I'm most interested in resolving anomalies after the controller powers back up. You can already test this today if you're using karmic's kernel or a git snapshot of alsa-driver:
echo options snd-hda-intel power_save=15|sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/test_power_save.conf

Offer snapshots of ALSA drivers - transition alsa-driver stable and unstable snapshots to use DKMS, and build daily debs in an audio-specific PPA (to be established)

Offer snapshots of PulseAudio - transition to weekly snapshots of git HEAD of upstream master, and build debs in above PPA

Streamline troubleshooting - offer GUI method for resetting stream volume and sink

General packaging:
Resume mentoring - already held two classroom tutorials. We need to use #ubuntu-classroom more effectively

Set periodic runs of piuparts/autopkgtest - determine which subset(s) of main and universe and make sense; enhance any existing build harnesses. See also where LDTP fits

Engage middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, itinerant workers in FOSS

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