[ubuntu-studio-devel] One week until xenial final relase, please help testing

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Wed Apr 13 16:23:59 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016, at 05:39 PM, Thomas Pfundt wrote:
> Hello Kaj,
> I just read your mail on the 16.04 release testing. I started fully
> using Ubuntu Studio at the end of last year (been a vanilla Ubuntu user
> next to Windows for around two years before).
> First of all, I would like to personally thank you and the others for
> your work on this great system. I'm so happy with how well it works,
> audio performance is much better than with Windows and everything is so
> configurable and responsive, it's really cool!
> Anyway, I thought I'd join the development channel and see if I was able
> to help out in some way, since 16.04 is kind of an important release for
> me and I plan on using this system for a while now. Unfortunately, I've
> been rather busy with the job and also at home lately, so I haven't had
> very much time.
> I want to download and test the new release right now, but I have got
> two main questions about that:
> Will it be fine to test the live system (or: fully installed on a USB
> drive)? I'm asking because I can't reinstall my current system at the
> moment and I don't have a spare hard drive at hand, or would that not be
> sufficient for testing?

Like Jimmy said, doing a virtual installation is fine (something like
Virtualbox). But, for live processing (both audio and video), you will
need to use actual hardware. And for that, booting the live ISO works,
all though there's an extra dimension to everything once you install and
have user settings for stuff.
So, I guess you have those two options 1) use something like Virtualbox
for an actual installation 2) boot the live ISO on a real machine to
test applications that require more processing power.

> And: How do I report bugs, should I encounter any? Is it enough to
> submit an automatic report as soon as an error window shows up or do I
> have to manually file some kind of bug report (I have never done this
> before).

In short, get yourself a launchpad account at http://launchpad.net, and
when you find a bug, use a terminal. Input the command(replace
<packagename> with the name of the package you want to report against):

ubuntu-bug <packagename>

Knowing which package to report against can be difficult. This section
deals a bit with that -
But,  that page is mainly purposed for how to do the final smoke test of
the ISO for each milestone -  when we report our results at
http://iso.qa.ubunty.com. So, just skip any notions about that, for now,
and focus on the bug reporting part - if you find any.

Thanks for showing interest, and hope to see you around more in the
future. Testing is a good way to get involved in the development
process, which is something that anyone can participate in.


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