Desktop Team Update - Monday 16th September 2019

Hi everyone, below you will find the updates from the Desktop team from the last week.

If you’re interested in discussing a topic please start a thread in the Desktop area of Discourse.
We also have our weekly meeting on IRC. We meet on Tuesday at 13:30 UTC in #ubuntu-desktop on Freenode. There will be an “Any Other Business” section at the end where you are welcome to raise topics. These topics might be discussed during the meeting, or afterwards depending on the time, depth of conversation, topic and so on.

Last week’s notes are here: Desktop Team Update - Monday 9th September 2019
Next week’s notes are here: Desktop Team Update - Monday 23rd September 2019

  • Tested snapcraft 3.8, including the gnome-3-28 extension
  • Tested snapcraft deb=>transition in eoan
  • Fixed automated review failure of eog in the store, symlink_media issues
  • Linux Plumber’s Conference 2019 in Lisbon: The conference took place from Mon to Wed and I have run an OpenPrinting Micro Conference on Tue AM. There were not many people coming to our room (Plumbers is very kernel-centric) but at least Jake Edge from LWN, who wrote an excellent article.
  • gnome-software SRUs for disco, bionic and xenial.
  • Fix some Eoan FTBFS.
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  • Worked on the installer integration for zsys with jibel. MP is there.
  • FFe for creating dynamically user datasets got accepted. Uploaded zsys 0.2
  • Debugged zsys perf issues, uploaded zsys 0.2.1 and fixed some permission issues when generating grub menu.
  • Prepared demo for the sprint.
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  • GNOME 3.34 updates
  • backported an epiphany-browser offline test fix (fix the build)
  • fixed the libpeas build (due to Bsymbolic-function)
  • reported the at-spi2-atk/s390x autopkgtest failure to Debian and tried to help debugging in canonistack
  • updated pulseaudio to the stable 13.0 in Debian
  • some sponsoring (vala/Debian, ibus/eoan)
  • synced some user updates from Debian
  • tested new pango from the ppa and new thunderbird from eoan-proposed
  • travelled to Paris
  • worked on some slides to talk about our versions page in Paris
  • fixed build issues due to new glib, gnome-keyring, indicator-messages, dee
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  • More GNOME updates for Debian & Ubuntu
  • Reviews / sponsoring for more contributions from Endless’ engineers
  • Updated yaru (more to come)
  • Reviewed some FFes
  • Uploaded the new default wallpaper
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firefox24 firefox

  • prepared 69.0 update
  • requested new rustc and cargo
  • updated packaging in all beta branches to build without gcc, only clang (6 on xenial, 8 on bionic and disco, 9 on eoan)
  • re-enabled unity-menubar.patch in beta branches (70)

thunderbird24 thunderbird

  • uploaded 68.0 to eoan, now looking into updating enigmail and jsunit to compatible versions

chromium22 chromium

  • updating stable to 77.0.3865.75
  • updated dev to 78.0.3904.9

:desert_island: Had a little time off.

:computer_mouse: Gnome Shell performance (stutter | latency | CPU):

  • :pen: Continued writing a talk about Gnome Shell 3.34 performance. It will be made public in the coming weeks in some form.
  • :recycle: Sync timelines to hardware vsync: Reworded and resolved discussions.

:wrench: Other:

:beetle: Release bugs:

:chart_with_downwards_trend: Backlogs progress

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libreoffice24-margin libreoffice

snapcraft24 snaps