|Say that three times fast. Time to test trusty,|
time to test trusty, time to test trusty!
Ahh it's my favorite time of the cycle. This is the part were we all get serious, go a little bit crazy, and end super excited to release a new version of ubuntu into the world. This time it's even more special as the new version is a brand new LTS, which we look forward to supporting for the next 5 years.
The developers and early adopters have been working hard all cycle to put forth the best version of ubuntu to date. For you! For all of us! It's time to fix bugs, do last minute polish and prepare for the release candidate which will occur around April 11th. We need you!
This is were you dear reader come in. You see despite their good looks and wonderful sense of humor and charm, the release team doesn't like to release final images of ubuntu that haven't been thoroughly tested.
|The release team is ready to pounce on untested images|
We need testing, and further, we need the results of that testing! We need to hear from you. Passing test results matter just as much as failures. The way to record these results is via the isotracker
; we can't read your mind sadly!How to help
Mark your calendars now for April 11th - April 16th. Pick a good date for you and plan to download and test the release candidate image. You'll see a new milestone
on the tracker
, and an announcement here as well when the image is ready. I won't let you forget, promise!
Execute the testcases for ubuntu and your favorite flavor images. Install or upgrade your machine and keep on the lookout for any issues you might find, however small.I need a guide!
Sound scary? It's simpler than you might think. Checkout the guide
and other links at the top of the tracker
for help.I got stuck!
Help is a simple email away
, or for realtime help try #ubuntu-quality on freenode
. Here's all the ways of getting ahold of the quality team
who would love to help.Community
Plan to help test and verify the images for trusty and take part in making ubuntu! You'll join a community of people
who do there best everyday to ensure ubuntu is an amazing experience. Here's saying thanks, from me and everyone else in the community for your efforts. Happy testing!