Ubuntu Studio 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Release Candidates needs testing!

Ho Wan Chan smartboyhw at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 08:54:41 UTC 2013

Dear Ubuntu Studio developers, testers and fellow users:

We are now near the final release of Ubuntu Studio 13.04 (Raring Ringtail).
We now need a full force of testers to help us do the testing of the
release candidate images!

Sure, you may ask: What's the point of testing dailies, when the official
RC images hasn't landed in the ISO QA Tracker[1]?

The following message is an answer from the Ubuntu Release Team to Phill
Whiteside (Lubuntu QA Lead) last evening (UTC time):
>> Pretty much everything from here forward (well, as of today's crons,
anyway) could be considered RC material.
>> Everything we're producing this week is an RC until we stop spinning and
declare a winner.
>> So, I'd rather you just encourage people to test early and often all
week, rather than fret over "the RC", of which there is none.
>> (Or there are many, depending on how you look at it)
>> All of them.
>> And lots.
>> Even when something *has* 100% test coverage, it STILL needs testing.
>> Because not all testers are created equal, and some do weird things to
find new and fun bugs.
>> So, really. Just ask people to beat the crap out of the ISOs over the
weekend and file bugs.

Let me clarify: There is NO SINGLE RC. All the dailies produced now until
official release are RCs. So please, download a daily image of Ubuntu
Studio 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)  in [2] and start testing!

You don't necesseraily have to report results in the ISO QA Tracker (for
now, since the RC milestone hasn't been created in there). However, you DO
have to report bugs for us:) When you target a bug, try to identify the
package that causes the bug and file a bug using "apport-bug
<packagename>". Please, though, after the bug is filed please also report
the bug against the "Ubuntu Studio" project (as long as that package is in
Ubuntu Studio), by clicking "Also affect project" so that we can track the

I will send a e-mail again when we DO have the milestone in the ISO QA

Have fun testing!


Howard Chan (smartboyhw)

Ubuntu Studio Release Manager

[1] iso.qa.ubuntu.com

[2] cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/dvd/current
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