Testing 23.04 - Are you brave enough?

This topic is intended to capture early testing of 23.04 (Lunar Lobster). Note for 23.04 planning please use this thread

23.04 Schedule

  • Oct - Feb - development
  • Feb 23rd - Feature freeze
  • Mar 30th - Beta Testing
  • Apr 13th - Release Candidate
  • Apr 20th - Final Release

If you have spare hardware (or a virtual machine or two) and don’t mind regularly reinstalling when (and I mean WHEN) 23.04 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 23.04 (either download or upgrade from 22.10 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 23.04!) 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 22.04/22.10 & 23.04:

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

  1. Lots of updated translations from our brilliant translators https://www.transifex.com/ubuntu-budgie/
  2. Clockworks applet - clocks can now vary by up to 24hrs

Budgie Desktop

  1. Right-click titlebar more consistent to enable to pin windows/move workspaces etc
  2. Scaling factors now taken into account when calculating maximised windows - this is needed to toggle the dynamic panel colour
  3. Budgie Menu now uses fallback icons to display application icons where necessary.

Raspberry Pi

  1. Budgie Pi VNC options are now per user instead of a system wide.
  2. Added a few options like “prompt to accept connection” and the view only mode.
  3. Added a popup notification when a remote machine connects.
  4. Also the restriction to accept connections only from the local subnet can be disabled. Another benefit is since this server uses a password hash file instead of gnome keyring, we don’t have to recommend to disable the keyring password so the VNC server accepts connections if auto-login is on.
  5. the Remote Pi options is a little cleaner and more consistent, and no more UI freezes during installs


Budgie Welcome

Our welcome app is automatically updated for all 22.04 & 22.10 users

  1. Lots of updated translations from our brilliant translators https://www.transifex.com/ubuntu-budgie/
  2. Welcome snap updated to install 23.04 budgie-extras etc.


Areas to look out for

First installation complete. I’ll see how long it lasts, the last development cycle was a bit rough on my end. :smiley:

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Tested 1 st Budgie Lunar daily ISO - no errors - looks good

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