Testing the ISOs

Ara Pulido ara at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 19 09:38:43 UTC 2010

Hello all,

I want to raise attention to the Edubuntu developers about the necessity
of testing the ISOs during milestone testing.

The release team has a policy (during Betas, RC and Final releases) of
not releasing Ubuntu or its derivatives until EVERY testcase has been

During Beta2 non of the Edubuntu testcases (including Upgrade from
Karmic) were covered by a member of edubuntu-devel or edubuntu-bugsquad.

With over 70 members, I think that the Edubuntu community has the
necessary resources to cover the Edubuntu testcases.

Tomorrow, most likely, the first candidate images will be appearing, and
you can start preparing today.

1) Sync now the Edubuntu images, so it is less painful to sync tomorrow
the candidate images. You can use dl-ubuntu-test-iso to sync, it is now
packaged (ubuntu-qa-tools) and working in Lucid.

2) Install Edubuntu 9.10 amd64 and i386 in a virtual machine or a spare
partition, to have them ready to test upgrades.

3) Blog about testing, to get awareness from your users

4) Reach some power users directly, to ask them to help the project by
testing the ISOs.

I would like to discuss during UDS how to improve the testing in Ubuntu
and its derivatives. I have register a blueprint [1], in case you want
to participate during the discussion.



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