Testing 19.10 - only for the most adventurous

This topic is intended to capture early testing of 19.10 (eoan ermine).

If you have spare hardware and don’t mind regularly reinstalling when (and I mean WHEN) 19.10 eats your installation then feel free to give your feedback here. Early testing will improve the final release

This first post will be updated with the latest important info - so you don’t need to trawl through the posts.

  1. Latest mutter 3.33.4 (21st July) - this has the latest mutter speed fixes - so it is important to check if there are any regressions with budgie. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/eoan-test && sudo apt upgrade
  2. Multimonitor Desktop ShowTime capability
  3. Window Mover Applet ( sudo apt install budgie-window-mover-applet) has now multimonitor support
  4. Our minimal install has been on a diet - please check regularly that all works as you would expect.
  5. QogirBudgie Theme has received updates since 19.04 - the latest release (2019-05-03) is now available to test through our eoan-test PPA
  6. budgie-indicator-applet has been reworked to allow smaller panel sizes and fix huge icons.
  7. Making our budgie applets compatible with 4K displays
  8. Menu - Budgie Themes and Menu - Budgie Applets should now work - needs careful checking that capabilities work as expected.
  9. Various patches added to budgie-desktop
  10. New applet “Brightness Controller applet” makes an appearance
  11. QuickChar used to find and paste special characters makes an appearance
  12. Fuzzy clock applet is now available to test
  13. Workspace Stopwatch applet is now available to test
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downloading it right now! Etcher, then install!

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installed cleanly, does everything I thought it would. Do you want it reinstalled from scratch every couple of days/per week, or will updating break it enough to know what needs fixing?

Dell Inspiron-1470 Core2Duo

installing the ppa, waiting for breaking

Suggest just keep running. Will update here if we need help testing stuff that requires a new account or a reinstall (unlikely).

okay waiting for the breaking – I’m going to load fonts/music/pictures/documents. What would be a good test for breaking?

Probably fast paced games fullscreen/in a window together with any app that would open close windows & dialogs. Would need to compare against 19.04 to see if there are regressions … or improvements

The repository command contains an error , there is an underscore where there should be a dash.

… indeed! Corrected - thx

Team member Jacob has been flexing changes to the Desktop ShowTime applet; it has now got the capability to display itself on multiple monitors (if you have set it to automatically position itself) - it can cope with resolution changes as well + a few other fixes

  • copes with German locale
  • correctly displays if the screen DPI changes
  • correct displays if the desktop font changes

So we need testing to check any regressions - multiple monitors - maybe those monitors that can change its orientation.

The test changes are in our eoan-test ppa - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/eoan-test && sudo apt upgrade && reboot --

Our 19.10 minimal install has been on a diet - down from 5.4GB down to 4.5GB total installation size!

So what we need is for good folk to double check that all works as expected.

But in addition - to have a close look at all the packages installed - are there any packages you were expecting to be on the minimal install - but have vanished?

Conversely - are there any packages that are on the minimal install - but don’t need to be.

We need folks to regularly reinstall the minimal installation - things will change during the development cycle.


QogirBudgie is one of 3 excellent themes we package for you to choose in UB.

N.B. Qogir Budgie is upstream Qogir without the unnecessary Cinnamon/Metacity and Gnome Shell components.

We need people to regularly test this theme with your favourite apps. We will be making regular drops as and when upstream (https://github.com/vinceliuice/Qogir-theme) makes a release. Updates are in our eoan-test PPA

If you find any theme related issues please report these upstream on the author’s issue tracker. cheers

Hi. How can I help testing? I tried to download with
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/eoan-test && sudo apt upgrade but the repo was not found

aquasp: Are you using the 19.10 daily build ?

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sorry, where can I download this? I though that I need to upgrade from my budgie 19.04

The ISO link is in the top-post. Beware of the warning … best on a separate piece of hardware that you don’t mind regularly trashing and reinstalling with.

… and thanks for offering to test! much appreciated.

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Upgrade to from 19.04 is possible with the the sed command . Don’t use this on your daily user computer.

sudo sed -i 's/disco/eoan/g' /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt update

sudo apt full-upgrade

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Thanks for everyone who replied. I made a clean installation in my laptop and for now I haven’t seen any bugs. I will continue using.

The only bug that I could see is the telegam desktop bug. I can’t quit it by the top notification bar. But in budgie 19.04 I had the same issue

I am testing here. Seems like have a bug on starting sometimes. Sometimes I can’t search at the budgie menu and need to restart. I will do more tests tot try to “documentate” after

I just must install the iso in USB? Like I do with ubuntu budgie iso?