Testing 23.10 - Are you brave enough?

This topic is intended to capture early testing of 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur).

23.10 Schedule

  • May - Aug - development
  • Aug 17th - Feature freeze
  • Sept 21st - Beta Testing
  • Oct 5th - Release Candidate
  • Oct 12th - Final Release

If you have spare hardware (or a virtual machine or two) and don’t mind regularly reinstalling when (and I mean WHEN) 23.10 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 23.10 (either download or upgrade from 23.04 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 23.10!) 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 22.04/23.04/23.10:

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 22.04/23.04 & 23.10:

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

Other Improvements and Bug Fixes

Bug Fixes

Other Improvements

Raspberry Pi

  1. Default theme corrected as QogirBudgie-Dark - previously QogirBudgie-dark was used which left the desktop with an unthemed look and feel


  1. Latest WhiteSur gtk theme is now available - and has been backported to lunar
  2. Latest Orchis gtk theme is now available - and has been backported to lunar
  3. Latest Tela-Circle icon theme is now available - and has been backported to jammy and lunar

Budgie Welcome

Our welcome app is automatically updated for all 22.04 & 23.04 and 23.10 users


Areas to look out for

On board for more fun ! :grinning:

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On board, so far crispier as before, with some noted limitation (snap, makeover & layout). no problem on other installation, worth to wait kernel update 6.3 or more

I’ve been using it for my basic needs for over a week now and it looks really good. Sometimes there are occasional CPU spikes but overall it’s working good for now.