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

Ross Gammon rosco2 at ubuntu.com
Fri May 27 19:59:26 UTC 2016

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?
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
to add our Backport Testing ppa and do an apt-get update, then apt-get
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:
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.

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!


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:

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