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

autumna autumna at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 20:33:34 UTC 2016

Bumping up Ross' email. Continuing from tonight's meeting, do we want to 
put this to forum and/or blog so that if anyone wants to help out from 
our user base they are aware?


On 05/27/2016 10:59 PM, Ross Gammon wrote:
> Hi All,
> As Set pointed out, we now have the latest version of Ardour ready to be
> tested for Backporting to Xenial and Trusty. We need to test that all of
> the binary packages install OK, and work. We also need to check all
> reverse dependencies, but as these are mostly "metapackages",it
> shouldn't be an issue.
> Q: I want to help, so how do I test?
> A:
> Step 1 - You need a Trusty and/or Xenial LTS installation of Ubuntu
> Studio that you don't mind potentially breaking
> Step 2 - follow the instructions
> (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntustudio-dev/+archive/ubuntu/backport-testing)
> to add our Backport Testing ppa and do an apt-get update, then apt-get
> upgrade.
> Step 3 - Give the new version of Ardour a test run. If you are pretty
> new to Ardour, you could try running our Manual Test Procedure:
> http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/361/builds/117793/testcases/1672/results
> Step 4 - Add a comment to the backport bug and tell us whether it was
> Trusty/Xenial or both that you tested, which binary packages exactly,
> and how things went.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/trusty-backports/+bug/1584930
> Once we have enough evidence that it is working, we can ask someone from
> the backports team to recommend it's upload to the archive.
> If you have any problems, then sing out!
> Regards,
> Ross
> PS: We would like to backport our other priority packages. The process
> is not that hard with the great tools in Ubuntu, so checkout the
> following wiki and follow the links to help out with that as well:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/BackportsList

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