Next week is RC, start downloading today!
ara at ubuntu.com
Fri Oct 16 12:15:16 UTC 2009
Hello QA people!
As you may know, Thursday 22nd October we are releasing Ubuntu 9.10
Release Candidate. This is a very important milestone, as it will be
very similar to final Ubuntu 9.10 (between them, only very critical
fixes will be accepted).
To help in RC testing, you will need an account in the ISO tracker .
This blog post is useful as starting guide:
Also, one of the common complains about ISO testing is that, when the
call for testing is done, it takes too long to download the ISOs for
that candidate image.
Preparing today for that moment couldn't be easier:
dl-ubuntu-test-iso is a script, available as part of the
ubuntu-qa-tools, that downloads Ubuntu (+ Kubuntu, Xubuntu, etc) ISO
images for testing purposes. The script uses rsync, which means that the
second time you run it, it only downloads the changes to each ISO. So,
if you use it today, and keep running it every day (or every couple of
days), you will be already set up to help when the candidates images for
RC start appearing.
You will need a configuration file to tell the script which images your
interested in. I have prepared a configuration file for Karmic . You
will only need to edit it to select which architectures and flavours
you're interested in. Save it in you home folder as .dl-ubuntu-test-iso
Once you have save the configuration file get the ubuntu-qa-tools from
its bazaar repository:
$ bzr branch lp:ubuntu-qa-tools
That will save your testing images at ~/iso. And they will get updated
every time you run the scripts (only if the images have changed).
Testing will be coordinated from Tuesday in #ubuntu-testing and you can
start subscribing to the ISO tracker page, so you can be informed when
the new images start to appear. Any doubts, please, contact me directly.
Thanks and happy testing!
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