Ubuntu Budgie 21.04 Testing Week
We’re delighted to announce that we’re participating in another ‘Ubuntu Testing Week’ from April 1st to April 7th with other flavors in the Ubuntu family https://ubuntu.com/download/flavours. On April 1st, the beta version of Ubuntu Budgie 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo’ will be released after freezing all new changes to its features, user interface and documentation. Between April 1st and the final release on April 22nd, all efforts by the Ubuntu Budgie team and - hopefully the community - should be focused on ISO testing, reporting bugs, fixing bugs, and translations right up to final release.
We encourage everyone to use on social media the #UbuntuTestingWeek hashtag to encourage all your followers to spread the word about the event. Testers can visit http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/419/builds on the ISO tracker and read bug reporting tutorials. [replace with up-to-date URL when appropriate]
You can test without changing your system by running it in a VM (Virtual Machine) with software like VMWare Player, VirtualBox (apt-install). Or run Hirsute from USB, SD Card, or DVD to test on your hardware.
There are a variety of ways that you can help test the release, including trying out the various live session and installation test cases from the ISO tracker. The list of changes for this release can be found on on our blog: Ubuntu Budgie 21.04 Release Notes | Ubuntu Budgie
If you find a bug, you’ll need a Launchpad account https://login.launchpad.net/ to file it against the package the app is bundled in, which you can find by asking on Ubuntu Budgie’s Discourse Forum https://discourse.ubuntubudgie.org
Chat live in IRC (Freenode) #ubuntu-quality https://kiwiirc.com/client/irc.freenode.net/?nick=user|?#ubuntu-quality or Telegram: Ubuntu Testers https://t.me/UbuntuTesters.
The easiest and fastest way to file a bug is in the command line (Tilix): ubuntu-bug $packagename, such as ubiquity -
It is important to file the bug within the testing environment so that the necessary results are properly provided to the bug-tracker. All you need to provide to the ISO tracker is the bug number.
If the bug is found in the installer, file it against
ubiquity, or file it against the
linux if your hardware isn’t working. We encourage those that are willing, to install it either in a VM or on physical hardware. It requires at least 20GB of hard drive space. If you can use it for a few days, more bugs can be discovered and reported.
Please test apps that you regularly use, so you can identify bugs and regressions that should be reported. New ISO files are built everyday, and you should always test with the most up-to-date ISO. It is easier and faster to update an existing daily ISO file on Linux with the command below. Run in the terminal within the folder with the ISO file:
We look forward to you joining us to make Ubuntu Budgie 21.04 an even bigger success, and hope that you will also test out the other Ubuntu flavors.