[ubuntu-studio-devel] check-in and reminder release candidate on April 6th

Ross Gammon rosco at ubuntustudio.org
Thu Apr 13 14:17:25 UTC 2017

Thanks Eylul & Len. Just back from my travels and I see the tests are
marked ready, and the release notes prepared!

I will probably still give the ISOs a spin - probably be a while before
the release is official. Will also go over the Release Notes.


On 04/13/2017 01:26 AM, eylul wrote:
> Quick update: behind testing, but the release notes are up.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZestyZapus/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuStudio feel free
> to add, remove, edit, etc to make sure we didn't miss any other changes.
> Also, got in touch with Set about the website, both Krytarik and I have
> administrator access, so we should be able to post tomorrow or when needed.
> Thanks.
> Best
> Eylul
> On 04/02/2017 11:52 AM, Ross Gammon wrote:
>> On 03/31/2017 10:36 AM, eylul wrote:
>>> I will be around for testing April 11,12,13th, and will be available in
>>> chatroom the (european) evenings during that time. Will probably try to
>>> do some more tests before that too if I can.
>>> I'll also start the notes so that we can all add items on it. (nag me if
>>> it is not done by next tuesday). (unfortunately probably not much help
>>> on development side tasks).
>> Thanks for volunteering for that. It can easily be forgotten in the rush
>> of testing the ISO images.
>>> we should probably also email users ML to see if there is anybody who
>>> can help us test there as well. :)
>> Done - just now
>>> On 03/30/2017 01:56 PM, Ross Gammon wrote:
>>>> Thanks Eylul - you must have read my mind!
>>>> On 29/03/17 20:43, eylul wrote:
>>>>> Hi!
>>>>> Zesty release is right around the corner and we will have release
>>>>> candidates out starting April 6th. Where are we with things? Who do we
>>>>> have available to test the week of April 6th/13th?
>>>>> Best
>>>>> Eylul
>>>> I am afraid I have availability problems for this particular release
>>>> week. I might have some time on the 6th to test the first Release
>>>> Candidate. And I should be back on the 13th to try and help with the
>>>> release, but with no guarantee that I will have much time to spare.
>>>> So it would be great to have some volunteers for testing one or two of
>>>> the days during that week. Please reply to this message if you can,
>>>> otherwise we might need to inform the Ubuntu Release Team that we
>>>> would like to defer our release until after the Easter Holidays.
>>>> There are also some tasks that I am aware of that we could be doing
>>>> this week to help prepare for a good release.
>> [...]
>>>> Development:
>>>> 1. Len did some excellent work on ubuntustudio-controls this cycle,
>>>> but we needed to revert back to something like the state it was at
>>>> Revision 128. I tried to do this, but may have made some mistakes
>>>> (r130). It crashed when I tested it, and I haven't had time to get
>>>> back on it. It may be too late to get a freeze exception for this, but
>>>> if someone was keen to try.........
>> Prepared & waiting for the Release Team to confirm the Freeze Exception.
>> We should maybe ping them on IRC next week.
>>>> 2. There has been a mass rebuild of the archive, and there are a few
>>>> build failures of our packages that someone could look into:
>>>> http://qa.ubuntuwire.org/ftbfs/rebuilds/test-rebuild-20170322.1-zesty.html#ubuntustudio
>>>> http://qa.ubuntuwire.com/ftbfs/#ubuntustudio
>>>> Testing:
>>>> 1. No-one from the team (that I am aware of) did any real testing of
>>>> the Final Beta, so the Ubuntu Release Team asked that we give the
>>>> daily ISOs a good bash between now and the release:
>>>> http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/369/builds
>>>> 2. We could do with a smoke test of our important applications. There
>>>> are test cases that can be used here:
>>>> http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/370/builds
>>>> Testing
>>>> Please submit a bug if you find something bad, and let us know. Please
>>>> also record your results if you found no problems, then others can
>>>> decide to concentrate on untested ones if they are short of time.
>>>> Bugs:
>>>> Lots of people have already reported bugs against our packages:
>>>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/~ubuntustudio-bugs/+packagebugs
>>>> Feel free to triage some of these bugs to see if any of our packages
>>>> contain serious bugs, and let us know. There is some advice here for
>>>> triaging bugs in Launchpad:
>>>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Triage/
>>>> I hope we can all "muck in" and make it a good release!
>> Do we have someone to man the website & blog about the release?
>> Also, our support for the Ubuntu Studio Trusty 14.04 (LTS) release ends
>> with the release of 17.04 (3 years). We should announce this here, the
>> users list and on the website ahead of time.
>> Cheers,
>> Ross

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