One of the big changes coming to 22.10 will be the replacement of pulseaudio with pipewire.
In practical terms - what manages your audio sound will be changed.
We need to be assured that things work as you would expect - so we need your help.
We have a PPA available that can be used to test on Kinetic.
So grab a Kinetic daily ISO and install on some spare hardware. If you have a virtual machine available then a bit more work will be needed for you.
Let us know how you get on.
Install the latest ubuntu budgie daily Ubuntu Budgie 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) Daily Build
Add the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/pipewire sudo apt purge pipewire-media-session- sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install gnome-remote-desktop sudo apt autoremove reboot --
Note - the “-” at the purge of pipewire-media-session is really needed.
Check your audio playback. Check raven - devices. Check Budgie Control Center - Sounds
For virtual machines you may encounter stuttering audio. This is the current upstream workaround Troubleshooting · Wiki · PipeWire / pipewire · GitLab N.B. I would reboot after making those changes
For Firefox - using youtube etc can be a bit hit and miss - another upstream workaround is described here Performance tuning · Wiki · PipeWire / pipewire · GitLab
Importantly if you find any hints and tips please let us know.
We would expect many if not all of the above workarounds to be automatically resolved by the time of the release - hopefully.