Xenial 16.04.3 Call For Testing (All Flavours)

Adam Conrad adconrad at ubuntu.com
Tue Aug 1 13:43:46 UTC 2017

A little while ago, builds for all flavours that released with xenial
were posted to the ISO tracker[1] for the 16.04.3 milestone.

We need people to grab ISOs for their favourite flavours (or, if yours
is well-staffed, be a good neighbour and give someone else a bit of
help) and poke around looking for obvious regressions, as well as just
running the various boot/live/install/reboot smoketests to make sure
the images are generally not broken.

If you find a bug that is NOT a regression from 16.04.2, by all means
report it, but don't escalate it to me as a release critical bug.  We
are generally only intereseted in glaring regressions here.  Telling
me that "we still have a bug that we had six months ago" is another
way of saying "all software sucks" which, though an unfortunate truth,
isn't something something I intend to fix by Thursday.

Currently, the only known regression is an alpha rendering issue on
nouveau (that is, using the free/open driver on nvidia cards) where
some shadows and transparencies can be rendered as solid blocks.  We
will almost certainly be releasing with this bug, but I've been told
that people are actively looking into a fix post-release.

Anyhow.  Please go test.  Register your results in the tracker.  Let
me know if things are hideously broken or mostly okay, or somewhere in
the middle.  With any luck, the images I built today will be the ones
we release on Thursday.

... Adam

[1] http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/380/builds

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