#mer-meeting: Sailfish OS, open source, collaboration – 28th September 2018

Meeting started by sledges at 08:00:10 UTC (full logs).

Meeting summary

    1. Meeting information and agenda can be found here: https://lists.sailfishos.org/pipermail/devel/2018-September/008464.html (sledges, 08:00:14)

  1. Brief introduction (5 min). Please prefix your name/handle with # info (sledges, 08:00:26)
    1. Mister_Magister, community, mad porter (Mister_Magister, 08:00:35)
    2. Lewis Rockliffe, community hacker of things (r0kk3rz, 08:00:51)
    3. David Greaves, Sailor and Mer guy (lbt, 08:01:27)
    4. Andrew Branson, jolla developer (abranson, 08:01:41)
    5. Simonas Leleiva sledge and chair (sledges, 08:01:51)
    6. David Llewellyn-Jones, dev in the community (flypig, 08:02:02)
    7. tortoisedoc developer (tortoisedoc, 08:02:12)
    8. pasko Sailor (pasko_, 08:02:13)
    9. Martin Kolman, modRana developer and community member (M4rtinK_phone_, 08:02:27)
    10. Simo Piiroinen - Sailor @ Jolla (spiiroin, 08:03:16)

  2. What is beyond eglibc's End-of-life? (10 min – asked by tortoisedoc) (sledges, 08:05:25)
    1. As we all know, eglibc has been discontinued. What are the next steps to overcome eglibc? Backporting FTW? Switch to glibc? (sledges, 08:05:35)
    2. So far we have been following Ubuntu Trusty security updates for the eglibc (link below), and we're planning to go back to glibc as proposed by eglibc devel, at the latest by Trusty's end-of-long-term-support in April 2019. Thank you for the heads up! (sledges, 08:06:54)
    3. https://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/eglibc-source (sledges, 08:06:58)
    4. Patches are always welcome (e.g. a nice glibc within a submodule) to: (sledges, 08:07:02)
    5. https://git.merproject.org/mer-core/glibc (sledges, 08:07:05)

  3. Community maintainership of mer-hybris device adaptations (15 min – asked by r0kk3rz) (sledges, 08:15:36)
    1. There are only a few device ports in https://github.com/mer-hybris and they are almost all completely outdated and unmaintained, often PRs there go unanswered. It would be great if some community members were given access to accept PRs and fork new adaptation repos into there for ongoing maintenance. (sledges, 08:15:42)
    2. https://github.com/mer-hybris (sledges, 08:15:47)
    3. Additionally for devices in mer-hybris, having a few people people with access to the associated nemo:hw:devel repos in OBS would help us keep OTA and image builds working, see: (sledges, 08:15:51)
    4. https://gitlab.com/sailfishos-porters-ci (sledges, 08:15:55)
    5. First and foremost, thank you for your relentless porting, latest hilight being r0kk3rz' Continuous Integration SFOS image builder for many devices on Gitlab \o/ (see above link) (sledges, 08:17:04)
    6. And please accept sledges' apology for not being on the IRC channel often, doing my best when I can (sledges, 08:17:35)
    7. In retrospect, every time we have been asked to add repositories to github.com/mer-hybris, we did so and we made such porters to be admins (see e.g. OnePlus X onyx, Moto-G falcon) (sledges, 08:17:41)
    8. There are numerous github organisations created by porters (for old Sony Xperias, Motorolas, ...), and if they want to be upstreamed under mer-hybris, we'll be happy to do so and give them admin rights, just like we do for the Mer OBS build projects (sledges, 08:18:00)
    9. The only adaptation that is outdated under mer-hybris, yet has been very active downstream is OnePlus One (bacon), and we are to rectify the stale PR situation on the meritocracy basis of the current porter (sledges, 08:18:58)

  4. General discussion (15min) (sledges, 08:38:11)
    1. https://blog.jolla.com/sailfish-3-update-post/ (pketo, 08:46:52)

  5. Next meeting's time and date (5 min) (sledges, 08:49:52)
    1. Next meeting will be held on Thursday, 11th October 2018 at 08:00 UTC (sledges, 08:54:27)

Meeting ended at 08:55:24 UTC (full logs).

Action items

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People present (lines said)

  1. sledges (80)
  2. r0kk3rz (33)
  3. Mister_Magister (22)
  4. tortoisedoc (15)
  5. pketo (4)
  6. stephg (4)
  7. lbt (3)
  8. abranson (3)
  9. merbot (3)
  10. flypig (2)
  11. Coolgeek (2)
  12. spiiroin (1)
  13. pasko_ (1)
  14. M4rtinK_phone_ (1)

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