An early cry for help for testing Release Candidates

Janne Jokitalo astraljava at
Wed Apr 11 12:51:44 UTC 2012

I should learn how to slow down when in a hurry. :)

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 03:38:36PM +0300, Janne Jokitalo wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 03:37:32AM -0700, Stuart McQuade wrote:
> > Hi Janne,
> > 
> > Can you tell me where I can find the test cases? (or some sort of testing
> > script I can follow) I'm not such an experienced tester (which is why I want
> > to help out and gain more experience), but I could definitely spare a few
> > hours over the next few weeks.
> Hi Stuart,
> thanks for responding, as I now only realized you're gonna have to log in to the
> site to perform testcases properly, my apologies for missing this information
> initially! Click on 'Log in' button, it'll take you to a screen where you can
> either log in with your existing account, or create a new one. Choose
> accordingly. When you're done with the authentication, you can carry on with the
> rest of these instructions.
> In the first page of the website (, there are the milestones
> tests listed. For now, you can only meaningfully choose the 'Precise Daily',
> it's the only one currently with 'Testing' status. Click on the name.
> Now you're presented every release that'll be out there eventually. It's a long
> list. You have to scroll way down to see 'Ubuntu Studio DVD amd64' and 'Ubuntu
> Studio DVD i386' (you can disregard the Alternates, they're not being created
> anymore). Click on either arch, depending on your system.
> Here you can see two testcases, 'Install (ubiquity)' and 'Live Session'. The
> former is the one you choose to install without trying, when you boot up the
> image (I forget now the actual text for the menu option, but it'll be quite
> obvious), and the latter is the 'Try Ubuntu Studio without installing', or
> something to that effect. Click on either one you're willing to test, again
> depending on whether you want to make permanent changes to your system, or just
> giving it a spin to see how it runs. Note, that on this page you can subscribe
> to either one or both testcases, if you so incline.
> Now finally you can see the form in which the results are to be inserted. Above
> the form you can find links to both the download info, and how the testcases
> ought to be performed. If you already have acquired the image elsewhere (like on
> [0]), be sure still to read the testcase instructions, for there are listed the
> actions we'd want you to be able to take, ie. confirming that the system works
> as expected.
> If everything goes as the testcases describe, you can mark the results as
> 'Passed'. If you cannot finish it on one go, you can mark it as 'In progress',
> and return to it later on. The most demanding is when something isn't quite
> right, and the system doesn't react to everything there is in the testcase
> description. Here it'd be much appreciated if you could, additionally to marking
> the test as 'Failed', look into LaunchPad [1] for possibly already existing
> bugs, or file new ones if you can't find similar. 'Critical bugs' would be those
> that completely prevent you from using the system. Plain 'Bugs' is for something
> that you could potentially live with, if your life depended on it. :) 'Hardware
> profile' would be nifty, but not at all required. If you can simply describe
> something about the machine you're testing on, it'd possibly speed up profiling
> some issues, but in any case the bug reports are where the majority of the
> triaging happens anyway. Finally there's 'Comments' for any additional bit of
> info you'd like to share with us concerning the installation/session. Remember
> to hit 'Submit results' button on the way out. :)
> Good question, thanks for paying attention! Got others? Shoot, I'm happy to help
> you help us.


Any other misses? I hope not.

Jaska (astraljava on

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