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

Ross Gammon rosco2 at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 28 17:39:25 UTC 2016

Hi All,

Thanks for the testing! I think it should be enough to please the
Backporters Team, and they will hopefully look at it soon.

Sorry for being a bit silent lately. Due to a hard disk issue, my main
machine was slowing to a crawl constantly. That's why I dropped out
during the Team Meeting :-)

I think it would be a good idea to put the message out on the US blog,
and forum. Maybe that we could state that:
1. we have just started on the work, and the first one (ardour) will
hopefully be available soon.
2. Backports have to be manually installed by the user (linking to
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuBackports), and that users
should be careful that they definitely need the new version, because the
new version may be better, but also could have some new bugs not found
yet, and because sometimes the new version might use a newer data format
that is not backwards compatible.
3. That we always need help to create and test the backports, linking to:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/BackportsList (status of the work)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/BackportsHowToHelp (how to get set
up to backport - generic details of the process)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/Backports (the Ubuntu Studio
specific process)

Sorry I can't give a more polished suggestion of wording just now. We
could probably do with a shorter "how to test description", as the
linked pages cover lots. A tester just needs to monitor the Backports
List wiki, and then install the Backport Testing ppa and test, and then
report the results on the bug.



On 06/22/2016 12:18 AM, WMID wrote:
> UbuntuStudio team, thanks for the Ardour Backport, this is because the
> default Ardour that come with UbuntuStudio 16.04 not working fine. 
> When I set QjackCtl to 128 square/periods and try to save my voice at
> the same time that I hear in the laptop the reproductions, appear a
> message that said that is not possible to write in the hard drive
> because a no are sync. Sorry not have a snapshot and I am a spanish
> parlant, no remember fine. 
> But with 4.7 in Backport working fine:
> Ardour (4.7) Backport Testing 
> https://launchpad.net/~ubuntustudio-dev/+archive/ubuntu/backport-testing
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntustudio-dev/backport-testing
> sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ardour
> Thanks: Ross Gammon for build
> - Wachín
> 2016-06-21 15:33 GMT-05:00 autumna <autumna at gmail.com
> <mailto:autumna at gmail.com>>:
>     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?
>     autumna
>     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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