Quantal Daily ISO Testing for Alpha One

Nicholas Skaggs nicholas.skaggs at canonical.com
Mon Jun 4 17:17:28 UTC 2012

I was asked about the alternate iso's, so I thought I would share. The
ubiquity installer team has a goal (blueprint:
this cycle to eliminate the need for the alternate installer (and hence,
the alternate installer cd's). This of course would be for ubuntu only,
the flavors teams are free to continue to ship and support (or not)
alternate images. The team has noted it will be a lot of work to
accomplish this, so alternate installer images will continue to be
generated in the meantime as a fallback in case they are unable to meet
all usecases, etc.

In addition, you will notice that no ubuntu desktop DVD is being built
for alpha 1. This is because a goal has been put forward to migrate to
one image per architecture. Note this is an on-going goal, and still
being actively discussed.

In short,
alternate images will be produced and need to be tested in the interim.
No desktop DVD for this milestone


On 06/04/2012 11:23 AM, Nicholas Skaggs wrote:
> The alpha one images are being built as we speak :-)
> http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/221/builds
> Look for yours to show up today and ready your test machines :-)
> Nicholas
> On 05/31/2012 12:33 PM, Nicholas Skaggs wrote:
>> The Alpha One milestone is quickly approaching us. Starting next
>> Monday the first images will be generated for the milestone and we'll
>> begin milestone testing. As a pre-cursor to that testing, we are
>> looking to test now and report issues in advance. The goal is to run
>> a daily of your iso sometime in the week before the milestone image
>> is built to find any issues before the intense milestone testing, so
>> that respins and major issues can be avoided. Take the time this week
>> to grab a daily of your adopted iso and report results! Many thanks
>> to those folks who have already done so (thank you gwjvan and
>> cpatrick08, and others I may have missed).
>> If you haven't subscribed to be informed about new builds for your
>> iso, please do so. It will help keep you informed next week as we do
>> the iso testing for the milestone. Here's a few links that may come
>> in useful for you:
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/ISO/Procedures
>> I can highly recommend zsync and, if your testing must occur in a VM,
>> testdrive. Zsync makes it easy to keep your isos up-to-date without
>> having to re-download them.
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ZsyncCdImage
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UsingDevelopmentReleases
>> As always, happy testing everyone! Remember Alpha One is an upgrade
>> time for many of the folks who like to live on the bleeding edge.
>> Let's make sure our images let them join us in Quantal fun :-)
>> Nicholas

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