Desktop Team Updates – Monday 6th March 2023

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 .

Last week’s notes are here: Desktop Team Updates – Monday 27th February 2023

  • Lots of bug triage and user support in Launchpad and upstreams. Backlog stats are here.
  • NV12 support for mutter:
  • Triple buffering for GNOME 44:
  • Internal:
    • Helped Partner Engineering and customer support with four different projects this week.
    • Completed training.
  • Fixed Debian 12’s GNOME Initial Setup to display the correct app name & icon. Working with upstream to fix this for Ubuntu 23.04 too. This bug also affects Ubuntu 22.10 too but we don’t plan to try to fix it there since it is only seen on first login. By the time users get the update, they probably won’t see Initial Setup again. (First login bugs are more worthwhile to fix for LTS releases when updated install images will be released later.)
  • Did a few other small bugfix uploads before Debian enters Hard Freeze in preparation for the release of Debian 12. Fixes can still reach Debian after Hard Freeze but according to the rules, the package either needs non-trivial autopkgtests (most of our GNOME packages don’t have that) or for the Release Team to approve the fixes.
  • Helped revert a few changes synced from Debian because Ubuntu is not yet ready for the new major PolicyKit release
  • Unsuccessfully asked mutter developers to revert a change that meant more work for Daniel now to update our (downstream) triple buffering patch
  • Did several rebuilds for the ongoing Python 3.10 removal transition
  • My cherry-picked fix for composite emoji displaying wrong in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS was released.
  • Filed a bug upstream to report that libdex (a new dependency for GNOME Builder) didn’t build on all of Debian’s release architectures and helped upstream test fixes. Bug is fixed now.
  • Discussed with various developers that webkitgtk isn’t building on riscv64. It looks like a fix was proposed a while ago, but it appears to have been missed.





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