For those following the development of the next Ubuntu release (12.04 – Precise Pangolin), you all know that we’re quite close to the release date already, and to make sure Precise rocks since day 0, we all need to work hard to get most of the bugs sorted out during the next few weeks.
At Linaro, the Linaro Developer Platform team will be organizing an ARM porting Jam this Friday, with the goal of getting all developers interested in fixing and working on bugs and portability issues related with the Ubuntu ARM port (mostly issues with ARMHF at the moment).
It’s quite easy to participate:
- Check the current bug list for ARM at http://people.linaro.org/~rsalveti/arm-porting-queue/arm-porting-queue-report.html and FTBFS list from http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/ftbfs/
- Look at http://developer.ubuntu.com/packaging/html/ for more information about packaging, and how to provide patches and fixes for our current packages
- Join #linaro and/or #ubuntu-motu on irc.freenode.net
- Grab a bug, debug, ask questions and update the bug report with your findings
- Get involved with other developers
Remember that for ARM this release will be a quite huge milestone, as it’ll be the first LTS release supporting ARM, besides delivering support for ARM servers and ARMHF as default, so let’s make sure it rocks!
Looking forward for a great porting Jam!
Happy bug fixing!