[ubuntu-studio-devel] Alpha & Beta testing

Ross Gammon rosco2 at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 28 18:01:17 UTC 2016

Hi Set,

On 06/28/2016 07:25 PM, Set Hallstrom wrote:
> Hi list,
> Today on the release list they asked if we wanted to participate in the
> alpha and beta releases.
> I assumed we are not participating in the alpha 1, and guaranteed that
> we will participate in the final Beta. But how about Alpha 2 and Beta 1?

I think the Alphas are more for testing some new feature or major
change. I am not aware of anything landing that is earth shattering.
Running the package tracker manual tests
on the Yakkety daily build every now and then, to see if the new
packages synced from Debian have any issues is arguably a more useful a

For practise on ISO testing and releasing :-) we also have:
Xenial 16.04.1 point release on 21st July
Trusty 14.04.5 point release on 6th August
Note: I will not be around on the 21st July, so I hope experience hands
like Len, Kaj and flocculant can help out if required. Unless we are
allowed to do it at our own pace?

> I understand its a bit of a "momentum"-moment and that it takes from our
> precious personal summer-time, but perhaps it would be a good exercise
> to participate in Alpha 2? We have a few new member that could benefit
> from seeing how it works before we reach the final bosses on September
> 22nd https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YakketyYak/ReleaseSchedule
> What are your thoughts about it?
> Yours,



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