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

Set Hallstrom public at sakrecoer.com
Tue Jun 28 17:48:15 UTC 2016

On 2016-06-28 19:39, Ross Gammon wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Ross

This is great Ross, Thank you! (and sorry it took me longer than wished 
to do the actual testing) For the polished wording, i'm sure we can can 
cook something up with your excellent communiqué-sketch.

cfhowlett: PR ping-pong with me? :) anybody else is game for some 
backport PSA smithery?


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