This topic is intended to capture early testing of 24.04 (Noble Numbat).
The desktop ISO for 24.04 is with the new installer developed in 23.10
The legacy ISO released with 23.10 will not be available for 24.04
- Oct- Feb - development
- Feb 29- Feature freeze
- Apr 01 - Beta Testing
- April 18- Release Candidate
- April 25th - Final Release
If you have spare hardware (or a virtual machine or two) and don’t mind regularly reinstalling when (and I mean WHEN) 24.04 eats your installation then feel free to give your feedback here. Early testing will improve the final release
Please use http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/ for testing ISOs (just click the relevant links and there’s guides as you navigate the site)
Packages and hardware are meant to be tested also using QA trackers: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Roles/Tester
As the above page shows, probably the best way to get stuck in with testing is run Ubuntu 24.04 (either download or upgrade from 23.10 with
update-manager -d ) as often as possible for usual tasks (bearing in mind that one’s productivity and data may be hampered by bugs on 24.04!) and reporting bugs with
ubuntu-bug package-name as you go.
Alternatively, there is always a huge backlog of bugs that need to be triaged (i.e., progressed towards being fixed), head to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BugSquad for a guide on getting started with that!
Use this query to see if your testing issue has been highlighted by others first before reporting.
This first post will be updated with the latest important info - so you don’t need to trawl through the posts. Remember - everything listed below is subject to change/removal and should not be used as indicative with the beta & later release.
draft release notes TBD.
For Ubuntu Budgie applets these can be tested via our daily PPA for 23.10 and 24.04:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/budgie-extras-daily && sudo apt upgrade
For Ubuntu Budgie the latest budgie-desktop can be tested via our daily PPA for 23.10 & 24.04:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/budgie-desktop-test && sudo apt full-upgrade
Our welcome app is automatically updated for all 22.04 & 23.04 and 23.10 users
- A new Colloid makeover is now available - colloid gtk theme + colloid icons and ubuntu fonts/cursors
This has also been backported to Jammy and mantic users.