24.10 Testing - Are you brave enough?

This topic is intended to capture early testing of 24.10 (Oracular Oriole).

The desktop ISO for 24.10 can be found here

24.10 Schedule

  • May- Aug - development
  • Aug 15- Feature freeze
  • Sept 19 - Beta Testing
  • Oct 03- Release Candidate
  • Oct 10 - Final Release

If you have spare hardware (or a virtual machine or two) and don’t mind regularly reinstalling when (and I mean WHEN) 24.10 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 24.10 (either download or upgrade from 24.04 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 24.10!) and reporting bugs with ubuntu-bug and 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.

Applets and mini-apps

For Ubuntu Budgie applets these can be tested via our daily PPA for 24.04 & 24.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/budgie-extras-daily && sudo apt upgrade

Budgie Desktop

For Ubuntu Budgie the latest budgie-desktop can be tested via our daily PPA for 24.04 & 24.10:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/budgie-desktop-test && sudo apt full-upgrade

Other Improvements and Bug Fixes

Bug Fixes

  1. Budgie Control Center. Add picture button fails to select an image. This has been resolved and SRUd to 24.04.1

Other Improvements

Raspberry Pi


Budgie Welcome

Our welcome app is automatically updated for all 22.04, 24.04 & 24.10 users


Areas to look out for

The Ubuntu release notes are to be found here

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Anyone interested in investigating and creating test cases for ubuntu budgie … and maybe some other flavours as well?


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If kubuqa is not your cup-of-tea then maybe Wimpy’s (Ubuntu Mate) version is something you would like to help with. Do let us know how you get on.

May I present “fresh out of the oven” Quicktest; a test framework for entirely automating testing of Linux distros

In a nut shell, Quicktest will download your flavour and run the test cases to automatically complete an install (or whatever you require) and make a video of the results for you to review :video_camera:

You can see it in action here :eyes:

We have example test cases for Ubuntu/Ubuntu MATE 24.04 and daily-live. Contributions to automate the tests for your flavours are welcome :+1:


GitHub - quickemu-project/quicktest: Quickly and automatically test systems inside Quickemu virtual machines :scientist: - GitHub

Quickly and automatically test systems inside Quickemu virtual machines :scientist: - quickemu-project/quicktest