!3.04 final testing

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Thu Mar 14 20:19:40 UTC 2013


I tried out the Lubuntu 13.04 live CD (desktop i386 32-bit) on most of 
the machines in my test-bed, and it worked on all of them.  Some of my 
machines only have a CD drive, so it's good it still fits on a CD, 
rather than having to use a DVD.

I noticed a few minor things:

The Intel graphics on my Dell Dimension machine seems to have 
deteriorated since 12.10, on the 13.04.  There are choppy 
color-gradients.  I don't know if this gets corrected when it is 
actually installed, or by the final release.

When the Intel graphics is bypassed (using a Nvidia graphics card), the 
graphics is attractive again.

The system profiler appears to have the same problem as the prior 
release, namely, you get presented with a bunch of empty dialog boxes 
which you have to dismiss.

I tried it in the following machines:

  * HP Vectra, 450 megahertz, 512 megabytes RAM
  * Compaq p33 (933 megahertz), 512 megabytes RAM
  * Dell GX240, 1-Gig. RAM, 1.5 Gigahertz, Nvidia graphics card
  * Dell GX260, 1-Gig. RAM, 2.0 Gigahertz, Nvidia graphics card
  * Acer Aspire laptop, 2-Gig. RAM (only 1.7 used on 32-bit),
    dual-processors, 2.0 gigahertz each
  * Dell Dimension 1100, 2.5 Gigahertz, 1 Gig. RAM, Intel graphics

- Aere

On 03/08/2013 03:53 PM, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> Hi folks,
> We are now approaching a critical part of 13.04. Starting today, 13.04 
> is under Feature Freeze (No new applications, or additional (new) 
> features allowed and ONLY bug fixes are allowed). Whilst there is a 
> system for exceptions to be allowed in for VERY good reasons, what was 
> built today on the Raring Iso's is pretty much what the applications 
> will be in 13.04. Our Head of Dev assures me that we got all the 
> lubuntu ones in on time. Normally, the ISO's were supposed to be 
> handed over to the Quality / Testing team on the Friday so we have 7 
> days to go over them. As per normal, this didn't happen :) What will 
> not happen is the date of the Beta 1 release date being changed.
> So, what can you do to help? Well, all of you good people have 
> actually already done lubuntu ISO testing. You did that when you 
> installed lubuntu. Having installed it once, you know how to do it.
> Lubuntu has many different ISO's to test, every one of these has to be 
> fully tested and passed at Beta 1, Beta 2 and the final Release 
> Client. If we do not have the tests done and passed, they will not be 
> released; this will mean that those people dependent on them will not 
> have a 13.04 release. You good people can really make a difference. 
> I've now updated the lubuntu testing area[1] to hold as much up to 
> date information for you as I can.
> However, I must now ask that questions for 13.04 are asked on the 
> Lubuntu-QA mailing list; there are simply not enough of the more 
> experienced testers to follow anything but bug-reports and the mailing 
> list. ** We do NOT bite **. It is a 'roller coaster' ride, especially 
> the first time (although I still get a buzz when release day comes). 
> You get the chance to say....
> "Hey, I was a part of the team that made that happen"...... Trust me, 
> it's a good buzz even though most of are very tired by then :)
> The Lubuntu 13.04 Beta 1 testing ISO will be created on Monday 
> (evening - I will update this list). If you still think you do not 
> have experience to test, please take the weekend to get used to how it 
> all works and get your name down as a tester and ask questions. It 
> makes a difference even if you only run one test out of the many 
> needed, just go and test... Once you have your 1st test under your 
> belt, you'll realise that it is easier than installing for the first 
> time and I'm sure you will get that nice feeling of 'Yeah, I helped".
> Regards,
> Phill.
> 1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Testing
> -- 
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phillw


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