[ubuntu-studio-devel] Call for Ardour Backport Testing

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Tue Jul 5 23:31:43 UTC 2016


On Tue, 5 Jul 2016, Set Hallstrom wrote:

Top posting because you already know what is below. I don't see any 
problems with content or grammer or spelling.

> How about this?
>
> cfhowlett, any input? some one care for checking my plurals and grammar?
> :) Am I Forgetting something or Misscomunicating something? It's a bit
> "meaty" (lots of text), but, in terms of implications it isn't the
> "simplest" process there is either i guess..
>
> Anny suggestion is welcome really :)
>
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> Title: Backports, the benefits and the consequences.
>
> Ubuntu Studio is happy to announce that backports are going to be
> rolling out soon and that the first one is Ardour. Backports
> (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports) are newer version of
> applications, rolled back to "older" version of the System. For example
> in the case of Ardour, Ubuntu Studio users running 16.04 will be able to
> have the latest version available in 16.10 /without/ upgrading the
> entire system. This is a great thing, and with great power comes great
> responsibility: Backports have to be manually installed by the user, and
> the user will be required to carefully and think about the possible
> consequences:
> [strong]The new version may be better, but it could also have some new
> bugs not found yet, and sometimes the new version might use a newer data
> format that is _not backwards compatible_.[/strong]
>
> This means that if you are in the middle of a project, backporting your
> tools can potentially compromise your projects deadline, or worse.
> Whatever mistake you do, you can of course always rollback, but
> remember: *Better safe than sorry* : _always_ back-up your project data
> before installing a backport.
>
> In order to be able to provide you with backports for other pieces of
> software shipped with Ubuntu Studio, the devel-team could need a hand.
> If you have a little spare-time that you can share with the community,
> here is how you can help out:
>
> You will find a list of the status of the work here:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/BackportsList (
>
> Here are instructions on how to get set up to backport with generic
> details of the process:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/BackportsHowToHelp
>
> And here is the Ubuntu Studio specific process:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/Backports
>
> Please feel welcome and invited to ask the Ubuntu Studio devel-team for
> more details, help, instructions or to suggest a package for backporting
> by stopping by our freenode IRC channel #ubuntustudio-devel:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuStudio/IRC
>
> or dropping an email on the ubuntustudio-devel mailing list:
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-studio-devel
>
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