Monday, 17 July 2017

Re: Polling for opinions on removing vm-builder, sandbox-upgrader and auto-upgrade-tester

On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Christian Ehrhardt <> wrote:

Therefore this is a final poll for objections, before pushing harder on the removal of the whole set of:
- vmbuilder
- sandbox-upgrader
- auto-upgrade-tester

On this thread there were no reports on any active users of the tools so far. Still looking for any feedback on that part - also a nack to confirm no more (or never) using it will help the decision.

In  addition it turns out that due to issues in vm-builder a removal was considered in zesty as well [1]

Yet OTOH there was some feedback on a number of forks.
- by Vacheslav Anzhiganov [2] [3] [4]
- and Chris Puttick [5] [6]

I appreciate that you two picked up the work on that, you might even combine your efforts.
The latter seems slightly more active looking at the changes.
Also Serge offered to help SRUing fixes if someone else ensures that the latest upstream works, thanks Serge!
But since we need to make a decision I wanted to ask you two directly, if you are willing to continue to maintain it as "the upstream" of the project, handle bug reports and so on.
- If you do so it would be great if you could pass through [7]  and try to address some of them, coordinate with Serge and me to upload a new one to Artful after this and we can consider SRUs from there
- If not - fine as well - we will remove it from the archive and it can continue to live outside of the archive (you could consider [8] as packaging alternative if you'd prefer a more direct way to deliver your code).

Christian Ehrhardt
Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd