This topic is intended to capture early testing of 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). Note for 22.04 planning please use this thread
- ubuntu budgie - Browse /budgie-raspi-21.10.1 at SourceForge.net
- Oct - Feb - development
- Feb 24th - Feature freeze
- Mar 28th - Beta Testing
- Apr 14th - Release Candidate
- Apr 21st - Final Release
If you have spare hardware (or a virtual machine or two) and don’t mind regularly reinstalling when (and I mean WHEN) 22.04 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 22.04 (either download or upgrade from 21.10 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 22.04!) 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.
Please do check regularly the default apps to see if you there are any weird and not-so-wonderful theming issues
draft release notes are now available.
These will be iterated upon during the next few weeks as we move towards the final 22.04 release.
For Ubuntu Budgie applets these can be tested via our daily PPA for 20.04/21.10 & 22.04:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/budgie-extras-daily && sudo apt upgrade
- Lots of updated translations from our brilliant translators Log in · Transifex
- Latest version of budgie-calendar-applet (also backported to 22.04/21.10)
- budgie-indicator-applet has now swapped to support ayatana-indicators. This is the new upstream of the original ubuntu indicators.
- ayatana-indicator-applet can be installed - this integrates with Evolution & Thunderbird (with the evolution plugin) to display appointments and calendar events
- ayatana-webmail can be installed - this displays notifications in plank when an email is received.
- budgie-applications-menu-applet: This has the following enhancements from upstream
- app context menu available when right click from search results
- Reads the PrefersNonDefaultGPU setting from .desktop files and uses that to automatically configure default or non-default GPU
- Adds a new context menu to support choosing the other GPU (integrated if PrefersNonDefaultGPU is set to true, discrete if key not present or its set to false)
- Categories have been slimmed down - less apps should default to the “Other” category
- when searching, Nemo bookmarks are also displayed in the search results
- Shuffler Control animation when switching tabs is now the same as budgie-desktop-settings & the app-menu so that we have a consistent look and feel
- SDXC card and such like now appears in DropBy … so the popup prompt will appear when such a card is inserted in the same way as a USB drive & stick
- Hotcorners now has an option to “delay” the activation of a hotcorner as well as invoking via “pressure” - i.e. how quickly you pushed your cursor into the corner
This will be useful for those touchpads that doesn’t have the sensitivity to allow for the extant pressure option.
10. Budgie Previews, Budgie Quickchar and Budgie Window Shuffler now appear in GNOME-Software with meaningful descriptions and pictures.
11. Quicknote pop-up correctly retains its scroll-position so no need to keep scrolling up and down to find text you previously was looking at.
12. Fix crash with shuffler when an application window disappears when using invoking shuffler actions.
13. Quickchar gets a nice new app icon to view in the menu.
14. Applications menu category view now defaults to 6px which gives a less squashed look for most themes - this can be configured via the applet settings
15. Budgie Trash Applet has a number of fixes and enhancements
- support multiple file drag and drop to panel icon
- show trash full icon when there are items in trash
- open trash folder instead of popup when > 100 items
- fix paths with certain characters not restoring correctly
Our default layout has changed slightly. The icons in the panel now have additional spacing to ensure we no longer have a cramped look-and-feel. The appindicator applet is now at the beginning of the right ride block of icons. To see this if you are upgrading you will need to reset your panel
nohup budgie-panel --reset --replace &
RISCV64 support has now been enabled for this up-and-coming architecture Testing 22.04 - Are you brave enough? - #56 by fossfreedom
Our plank-preferences menu option no longer appears in GNOME Software - this will ensure users of other desktop don’t accidentally install this together with budgie!
Budgie Desktop 10.6 has been released - Release Budgie 10.6: All Of The Buddies · BuddiesOfBudgie/budgie-desktop · GitHub
GNOME Control Center AKA Settings has now been hidden from the menu. New from budgie 10.6 is our Budgie Control Center (via the menu) to control all budgie relevant control & device settings.
- Beta version of our 22.04 raspi image is now available to test with ubuntu budgie - Browse /budgie-raspi-22.04 at SourceForge.net
- GTK+4 compatible version of Arc Theme available in Makeovers
- Latest version of WhiteSur icon theme available in Makeovers - backported to 20.04/21.10
- Latest version of WhiteSur GTK theme available in Makeovers - backported to 20.04/21.10
- Pocillo Gtk Theme has the following fixes
- Displays correctly the keyboard indicator applet for the dark-theme when CAPS/NUM lock is active.
- QogirBudgie Gtk Theme has been refreshed from upstream
- Pocillo icon theme has been refreshed from upstream tela-icon and qogir icon sources
Our welcome app is automatically updated for all 20.04 & 22.10 users
- Lots of updated translations from our brilliant translators Log in · Transifex
- Welcome snap updated to install 22.04 budgie-extras etc.
- Welcome snap includes a snapshot of the community developed gaming page. Please do get involved to shape this Community project: Ubuntu Budgie Gaming
- MS Edge web-browser now available to be installed in the browser ballot (Getting Started)
- In the Getting Started - ballot browser - the Brave deb repository is an install option alongside the snap install
- For 22.04 there is a new Chrome OS like layout available via budgie welcome
- For 22.04 the deb version of firefox has been removed since only the snap is now available.
- Canonical’s Firefox ESR (extended support release) PPA is now a browser option for all supported released.
The menu button opens up a revised lightpad layout - this has been enhanced to fix an extant issue where some GNOME apps could not be launched from lightpad
- We have uploaded the latest v0.8.5 version of Drawing into the repos.
- Catfish is no more - we have now dropped this as part of the default install. There should no longer be a catfish rightclick option in the nemo file-manager. File name search & file content search is available via nemo itself.
- Note - from 22.04 Canonical will be enforcing all flavours swap to using the snap version of Firefox. We do encourage all 20.04/21.10 & 22.04 users to start using the snap version now and feedback your finding back to Canonical so that 22.04 will be as problem free as possible. Don’t forget you can Pocillo & QogirBudgie theme all compatible snaps as well.
- Late breaking for 22.04 is the inclusion of mesa 22. If you don’t know what mesa is - it is the 3d graphic layer that translates graphics requests to your graphics driver.
This is really great news for Gamers - the latest vulkan stuff comes automatically so the latest and greatest games now and in the future have a great base to work from 22.04.
The flip side is that mesa 22 drops support for older graphics drivers such as Intel Arrandale Mesa for older devices after 22.04 - Desktop - Ubuntu Community Hub - so circa 2010 and earlier.
The link gives workarounds - whether they work with your hardware…
Basically if your computer is around 10 years or older from their manufacturer 20.04 LTS is probably the last really supported distro for your hardware.