Monday, 14 August 2017

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

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Christian Ehrhardt <> wrote:
On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 8:10 AM, Chris Puttick <> wrote:
So if you want to define us as "upstream" we'd be proud to be making a
contribution (but in the end we're just scratching our collective itch
and have found nothing that does it better in the context we work in
(small-medium size deployments on multiple sites)).

If it solves things for you it might be a solution for more people.
We might remove the unused dependent test packages thou depending how the feedback looks like.

There was no further call on these (other than stating to be no more used) so I intend to get them removed by an AA.
We'll review the open bugs on Launchpad and any we are up to
addressing, as sys admins rather than devs ;) , we'll open an issue
report on our fork (and report back to Launchpad once fixed?). Sound
like a way forward?

If you need assistance on the Launchpad bug processing let me (and probably Serge) know.
Likely initially it is all about commenting on the bugs that you pick (or reject) and linking the github issues that you open.

I saw that Emilian already updated one of the bugs that it is fixed.
Also there is a lot recent activity on [1] which I appreciate - given what I read there maybe even more bugs could be updated to be fixed (or nacked for a reason).

I updated the bug [2] with the concluding actions.
Thank you everybody for your participation.


P.S. All of this might still be a bit bumpy for Artful given that the Feature Freeze is just a week out but I look forward to see vmbuild getting usable again from now on.

Christian Ehrhardt
Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd