Ubuntu 23.04 Testing Week
Ubuntu and its various flavours will be participating in another Ubuntu Testing Week from March 2nd to March 9th!
Soon we will be releasing the Ubuntu 23.04 Beta after halting all new changes and between then and the final release 3 weeks later, all efforts are focused on ISO testing, bug reporting, and fixing bugs.
How to Get Involved
Testing is easy! Start by simply downloading the Daily Ubuntu ISO image, perform the variety of test cases found on the ISO tracker and report your results. Tests can be performed in a virtual environment or directly on hardware. Testers can perform as few or as many test cases as they like.
New Desktop Installer Testing
With the exciting Desktop installer built on Subiquity and Flutter arriving in Ubuntu 23.04, we’re calling on our Community Testers to help identify any issues that may appear. Look for the various ‘Canary Install’ tasks under Ubuntu Desktop amd64 to get started.
It’s important that we capture a broad spectrum of test results, so we encourage testers to evaluate and document various configurations such as:
- Dual booting
- Custom partitioning
- Using different graphics hardware
You can find additional reported issues to test in the Ubuntu Desktop Installer github project.
Legacy Desktop Image Testing
We also need testers to evaluate the legacy desktop image that comes preloaded with the classic Ubuntu Desktop installer. You can perform these tests by downloading the Ubuntu Legacy ISO and following the steps outlined in the various Ubuntu Desktop (Legacy) amd64 test cases.
Join in the Testing Conversations
Join in the testing conversations over on the #ubuntu-quality and #ubuntu-testing IRC channels, The Ubuntu Testers Telegram group, or on the #testing-cycles channel on the Ubuntu Hideout Discord server.
Learning Resources for Testers
Testing is a fun and vitally important way to contribute to the Ubuntu Community.
Learn more about contributing via QA and Testing
For new tester support and additional QA information, please check out our various learning resources:
New Tester Guide
QA Development Setup
Ubuntu Quality Launchpad Team
The Keys to Successful Bug Reporting
Ubuntu Flavours are an important part of our ecosystem and also rely on community testers to ensure their releases are stable and ready for general use. While their testing process is typically very similar to Ubuntu, it’s important to follow their community’s additional testing guidance.
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