Final Beta Testing
whobers at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 08:48:22 UTC 2018
As a long time user of Xubuntu I started testing Xubuntu 18.04/Bionic a
couple of weeks ago.
I have found testing to be a simple but productive way to help improve
I am no expert. I am an end user with general knowledge of computers
and operating systems, software and hardware. I was new to testing
Xubuntu and knew nothing about the Xubuntu testing process when I
started. So testing seemed a bit daunting.
I have found one can test Xubuntu if one has some time to spare, a spare
hard disk, partition, or USB-stick, or if one learns how to use virtual
machines (I learned to use VirtualBox, and found that to be pretty
straight forward). The testing tracker contains the scenario's which
need testing, and the scenario's describe each step to take to do the
test. Reporting the results is as simple as clicking a button or two and
filling in a short form. And starting at the testing tracker I have
found that there is a lot of information out there to help you along the
However, when testing there will be situations where one is uncertain
what to do, how to describe what's going on. Especially if one is new to
In those situations I have found Internet Relay Chat [IRC, 2] to be very
useful. IRC was new to me when I started testing. IRC is a way to get
into direct contact with the developers and ask any questions you may
have. I have found the developers to be very helpful and patient, and
-somehow- almost always online. :-)
The reward of testing is, that if you do find an issue and report it, it
will be picked up by the developers. They will analyze it, prioritize
it, build a new, better version of the program you found the issue in,
and finally that new version of the program will then be part of a next
update of Xubuntu. Making Xubuntu better. Just because you found
something that needed improving.
In short, I have found that, even though one is no expert or even a very
knowledgeable end user, by testing any one can help improve Xubuntu and
it doesn't need to take a lot of time or effort.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Relay_Chat; I installed
HexChat which works fine and fast.
Op 31-03-18 om 08:44 schreef flocculant:
> During the week leading up to Thursday 5th April we will see iso's
> available for milestone testing.
> Please help to test this milestone - everyone should be able to do
> something to test this for us all.
> If you've not already read the recent blog post from the Development
> and QA teams regarding the importance of testing - then have a read
> now ;) 
> Links to the Final Beta section on the iso tracker will be posted to
> this thread as soon as I see them.
> thanks all
>  https://xubuntu.org/news/testing-for-xubuntu/
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