2014.0/Specifications

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Place to gather ideas and specifications for 2014.0 release

How to submit ideas

Just put it here i hope it someday move to bugzilla.

Distribution Core

Kernel and hardware support

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Build some fancy kernel 3.1[345].x with cool features. (accepted) TPG 0%
Disable CONFIG_VT and use kmscon. (pre-accepted) TPG 0%
Add support for SQUASHFS_MULTI_DECOMPRESSOR (http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1311.2/01675.html) TPG nicco 0%

ARM

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Recompile all packages from repositories supported by OMV. TPG fedya ON HOLD for next TC where final decision will be made
Provide a working KDE environment. TPG fedya ON HOLD for next TC where final decision will be made
Create working Image. TPG fedya ON HOLD for next TC where final decision will be made
Create aarch64 port. Fedya ask fedya on om-cooker channel 65-70%

ix86

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Build i686 optimized packages. Or, have qa to make proper tests to ensure we have a kernel that boots on pre i686 as well as kde et all works (hint amd geode). TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0

ix86_64

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
X32 could be an option. Otherwise nothing needs to be changed for x86_64, most important bits are already in glibc with runtime optimized functions based on cpu features. pcpa NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
By default enable compiling programs with -msse, -msse2, -msse3, -march=, -mfpmath=sse (note that this will break pre-2005 hardware... But I presume people on that can just use the 32 bit version TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0

Boot process

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
We keep systemd 208 because newer versions are huge breakagae. Only provide bugfixes TPG 0%
Provide dracut at max 035 version TPG 0%
Update initscripts to 9.50 TPG 0%

Compiler support

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Update gcc to 4.9.0. TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Update gcc to 4.8.x. TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0

X.org

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Update xserver to 1.15.x stable version also update xorg stack TPG bero (with TPG support) 0%
Update Mesa to 10.x. bero bero 0%

Other low level software (binutuls, coreutils, glibc...)

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
uClibc status ? Either we move on with it or remove support. Possibly replace with musl, it is slightly smaller, significantly faster, and has some binary compatibility with glibc, so should be less of a headache TPG/bero(musl) NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Update perl to 5.18.x version. TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Update util-linux to 2.24.x version. TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Update coreutils to 8.22 version. TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0

Networking

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Add support for realmd TPG TPG/fedya 0%
Add support for firewald TPG TPG 0%
Update iptables - make them work again TPG 0%
Update shorewall - make it work again TPG Move to contrib with drakfirewall when firewalld will be working
Update wpa_supplicant to 2.x version TPG ON HOLD - first update cooker then if nothing is broken backport to 2014.0
Update WIFI support stack to newest versions TPG ON HOLD - first update cooker then if nothing is broken backport to 2014.0 - related to wpa_supplicand and vice_versa

Artwork

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Provide a new artwork, quite different colours than ROSA's. TPG Workshop Team 0%
New KDE theme. TPG Workshop Team 0%
New plymouth theme . TPG Workshop Team 0%
New grub2 theme . TPG Workshop Team 0%

Java

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Obsolete java-1.6.0-openjdk and recreate java stack based on Fedora java stack. pcpa pcpa ON HOLD - first update cooker then if nothing is broken backport to 2014.0
Do the above without obsoleting java-1.6.0-openjdk, 1.6.0 is vital for Android developers until at least Android 4.5 is out bero pcpa ON HOLD - first update cooker then if nothing is broken backport to 2014.0

Package management

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Merge all rpm patches into upstream. TPG Jeff Johnson 0%
Move rpmdb to db 6.0, drop db 5.2 and 5.3 so we only have to maintain 1 version bero/Jeff Johnson NO GO for this feature for 2014.0 ON HOLD - first update cooker then if nothing is broken backport to 2014.0
Move unmaintained software from main to contrib repo. TPG mdawkins will start DRAFT pkgs ppolicy 0%
Ensure that all repos are free of packages with invalid keys. itchka bero 0%
Ensure that all 64b repos have the same packages (with the same version) as 32b repos jcl bero 0%

Graphical desktop environment

KDE

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Update to stable KDE 4.12.x. TPG Pulfer 0%
Feature more KDE apps rather than ROSA's (replace SW, rosa-panel, ROMP) TPG 0%
Feature QupZilla in favor of Firefox. TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Use different themes instead of ROSA's. TPG rugyada 0%
Fix mess with KDE config files (mandriva-kde4-config). TPG volunteer needed (Pulfer)
Feature plasma-mediacenter TPG Pulfer 0%

Multimedia

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Provide a method for download and installation of the DVD libraries (libdvdread) itchka 0%
Be sure that MTP protocol is supported (Nicco had problems with his LG mobile not being recognized as a mass memory storage) TPG 0%
Update libmobiledevice to latest version to support ios7 itchka 0%
Update Gimp to latest version itchka 0%

Office

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Ensure the 1.5 Version of Scribus is shipped itchka 0%
Update to LibreOffice 4.2 if released on time bero 0%

Printing

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Update hplip to 3.13.13. TPG 0%
Update cups to 1.7.1 stable release. TPG 0%
Update s-c-p to bugfixing release. TPG 0%

Policy for others environments

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Discussion for supporting GNOME. TPG Feature postponed to 2014
Discussion for supporting one (or more) light graphical environment. TPG Give a try for Xfce ISO for 2014.0

Drakx tools

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Screenshots of the programs in the package manager. Guilhermems NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Fix Xfdrake's recognition function for graphics cards. TPG 0%

Installer

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Provide some nice and easy installation tool for users. TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Make it available to install OMV from www site to usb drive. (one click to install on usb) TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Have reliable working UEFI support arisel bero 0%
Replace livecd-tools with something that supports unionfs/aufs/overlayfs instead of dm, doesn't rely on yum, supports UEFI, ... bero arisel/bero 10%
Use directfb instead of X11 TPG NO GO for this feature for 2014.0
Allow installation of boot manager on root partition jcl volunteer needed

ISO build

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Clean up iso-build-tools (scripts are garbaged) TPG arisel/bero 0%
Provide minimal ISO (without X and any DE - just simple boot to console) TPG mdawkins 0%
Use unionfs or any other instead of dm TPG arisel/bero 0%
Provide original Rescue System itchka bero 0%
Support for locallly built isos with a chroot the allows updating rather than reloading itchka bero 0%
Add by default all repositories (for 64bit add 32bit main repos) TPG bero 0%

Mirrors

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Any ideas ? TPG 0%

Build System

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Institute automated interface for Bugzilla to release updates by voting itchka Q&A Team 0%
Better support to allow the finding and grouping of "Publish to QA" Packages itchka Q&A Team 0%
Use ABF's maintainers db with OMV bugzilla to auto assign bugs to maintainers TPG Q&A Team  %
Add aarch64 support to ABF fedya fedya 0%
Merge main and contrib. Good enough to start if adding contrib repositories to build and test of packages in main. pcpa NO GO for this feature for 2014.0

End user orientation

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Provide a simple "HOWTO" explaining in easy way how submit bugs and provide useable information TPG Workshop Team/Q&A Team 0%
Add on KDE desktop activators to OMV site, google services (maps, translate etc.) TPG merged with 5
Add to the release notes a list of major features that are not yet provided (eg for 2013: UEFI, installation of grub2 on root partition, ...) jcl Workshop Team/Q&A Team 0%
Provide a welcome screen (like mint-welcome or mageia-welcome) linukiss Workshop Team 0%
Provide some desktop settings on that welcome screen (e.g. "Make it act more like Windows"/"Make it act more like OSX" for people converting from those bero Postpone for 2015
Talk to VirtualBox admins about building rpms for OpenMandriva they are building Mandriva ones at the moment. This would get our name seen. Blackcrack via itchka arisel 0%

Server

Suggestion Author(s) Responsible Status
Switch from MySQL to MariaDB bero bero 0%
Add Galera support bero bero 0%
Better SOGo integration bero bero 0%

TC meeting logs

2013-12-05 meeting
2013-12-10 meeting
2013-12-11 meeting