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The alpha 3 for 10.10 is out, '''Pre-releases of Maverick are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.'''
Please ensure that you read [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Developers/Maverick/Alpha/3| About 10.10 a3]] for where the project is up to and known issues.

The third alpha of the 11.04 series is out in the wild for testing. As with all alphas and non-stable betas they are not suitable for a production environment, please take the time to read [[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1594833 | Common Questions for Testing]]

'''Ubiquity (the installer) will ask you for keyboard configuration. Be sure to say No, so you will be able to configure properly your keyboard and select your layout. Otherwise, you may not be able to use your keyboard after the reboot.'''
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The Server Download depends on one computer, if that is busy, the download speed will slow; if it gets too many requests it will refuse them (think 200 people, one computer... it just cannot keep up). == Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Beta 1 Released ==
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[[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso.torrent|Torrent Download]]  * [[https://lists.launchpad.net/lubuntu-desktop/msg03691.html | Announcement email with feature list]]
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[[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso|Server Download]] You can download from either direct download links below. But we would prefer it if you used the torrent.
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[[http://phillw.net/lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso|Secondary Server Download]]  * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso.torrent | Torrent Download]]
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[[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt|md5CheckSums]] You should not need this, as the md5checksum and checking is detailed below.  * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso | Direct Download]]

 * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt | MD5 Checksum]]

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By using [[http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/|32 Bit minimal]] or
[[http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/|64 Bit minimal]]
You can add the '''lubuntu-desktop''' package, or the '''lubuntu-core''' package. [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall|Minimal Install Instructions]] is where to get further deatils, along with a work-around for the "Unmanaged connection" bug.
 * By using [[http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/|32 Bit minimal]] or [[http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/|64 Bit minimal]]. You can add the '''lubuntu-desktop''' package, or the '''lubuntu-core''' package. [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall|Minimal Install Instructions]] is where to get further details, along with a work-around for the "Unmanaged connection" bug.
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During the release cycle, things will get broken. You can really reduce these occurrences by taking the time to read [[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1479146|Partial Upgrades]]. The discussions at [[http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=385|Maverick Meerkat Testing]] are also a great resource.  * During the release cycle, things will get broken. You can really reduce these occurrences by taking the time to read [[http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1479146|Partial Upgrades]].
=== ppa-purge ===
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== Check downloaded image file and CD ==
 1. Get an LXTerminal session started (Accessories --> LXTerminal).
 2. Go into the directory with the '''lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso''' file in it. If you have it on your desktop, then it would be {{{
cd Desktop
 * During the testing phase you may be asked via the mailing list to help test things by adding a test [[https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PPA|ppa]]. Sometimes it does not go too well and you need to reverse the changes. A great tool for this is '''ppa-purge'''. I'd advise that you install this before you need it.
{{{
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
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 3. To check you are in the correct directory {{{
ls lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso
}}} will return {{{
lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso
Usage is quite simple,
{{{
sudo ppa-purge ppa:Name_of_ppa
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 4. Once you have confirmed you are in the correct directory {{{
md5sum lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso
e.g., if the ppa is test/ppa the command would be
{{{
sudo ppa-purge ppa:test/ppa
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It should report back '''aaa7f31fd712cd7376859594849d4806'''. If it does not, the download is corrupt and you need to re-download.
 5. Burn the cd (help on this can be found at [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto|Burning an ISO]], there is a screen cast for using xfburn at [[http://lubuntu.net/node/38 | Burning CDs/DVDs (using XFBurn)]]). Always burn at a slow speed (4X, or slower).
 6. Check the CD {{{
dd if=/dev/cdrom bs=2048 count=282225 | md5sum
=== Known Issues ===
 * In Install-only mode, the panel appear in the middle of the screen : [[https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/684802|ubiquity bug 684802]]
 * Start menu of the Live-CD is not correctly translated.
 * Installer doesn't install correct restricted packages.
 * Missing packages for modem management

=== Manual test of iso and cd ===
 * Using [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/LXTerminal| LXTerminal]] navigate to the directory with the iso file in it and issue
{{{
ls -l lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso
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 * It should report back a file size of '''695654400''', provided it does you can then proceed to run the md5check sum over it
{{{
md5sum lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso
}}}
 * It should report back '''22566c6f31114e6063bcd34afa2bac7c''' If it does not, the download is corrupt.
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It should also report back '''aaa7f31fd712cd7376859594849d4806'''. If not, the CD did not burn correctly.  * After confirming that the file has downloaded okay, you can then burn the cd (help on this can be found at [[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto|Burning an ISO]], there is a screen cast for using xfburn at [[http://lubuntu.net/node/38 | Burning CDs/DVDs (using XFBurn)]]). Always burn at a slow speed (4X, or slower). Using [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/LXTerminal| LXTerminal]] issue
{{{
dd if=/dev/cdrom bs=2048 count=339675 |md5sum
}}}
 * Again you need to have it report back '''22566c6f31114e6063bcd34afa2bac7c''' Any other result means that the cd has not burned correctly.
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== Test cases ==
There is some test cases for people who want to test if there is no regression in each release (stable or
developement)
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/Pcmanfm|Pcmanfm]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXPanel|Lxpanel]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXSession|Lxsession]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXTerminal|Lxterminal]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXAppearance|Lxappearance]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXTasks|Lxtasks]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXInput|Lxinput]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXRandr|Lxrandr]]
=== Reporting bugs ===
 * You can find information on how to report bugs at [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReportingBugs | Reporting Bugs]]
 
== Specific
Testing ==
=== QA tests ===
You can
do more specific tests, like ones done for the Ubuntu ISO : http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/test/5090

You can also test specific programs :

 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/Pcmanfm | pcmanfm]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXPanel | lxpanel]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXSession | lxsession]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXTerminal | lxterminal]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXAppearance | lxappearance]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXTasks | lxtask]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXInput | lxinput]]
 * [[http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Applications/LXRandr | lxrandr]]

=== Performance tests ===
You can test the performance with the following programs :
 * gtkperf : Test the performance of the gtk theme.
 * phoronix-test-suite: General benchmarks and tests suit.
 * bootchart: Test boot process.

Testing Lubuntu

The third alpha of the 11.04 series is out in the wild for testing. As with all alphas and non-stable betas they are not suitable for a production environment, please take the time to read Common Questions for Testing

Ubiquity (the installer) will ask you for keyboard configuration. Be sure to say No, so you will be able to configure properly your keyboard and select your layout. Otherwise, you may not be able to use your keyboard after the reboot.

It is recommended that you join the lubuntu mailing list so as to keep abreast of changes. As always, please try to use the torrent download & be a part of it. Torrent Download shares the work between several computers and should be much faster.

Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Beta 1 Released

You can download from either direct download links below. But we would prefer it if you used the torrent.

Minimal Installation and 64 Bit

General Testing

  • During the release cycle, things will get broken. You can really reduce these occurrences by taking the time to read Partial Upgrades.

ppa-purge

  • During the testing phase you may be asked via the mailing list to help test things by adding a test ppa. Sometimes it does not go too well and you need to reverse the changes. A great tool for this is ppa-purge. I'd advise that you install this before you need it.

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Usage is quite simple,

sudo ppa-purge ppa:Name_of_ppa 

e.g., if the ppa is test/ppa the command would be

sudo ppa-purge ppa:test/ppa

Known Issues

  • In Install-only mode, the panel appear in the middle of the screen : ubiquity bug 684802

  • Start menu of the Live-CD is not correctly translated.
  • Installer doesn't install correct restricted packages.
  • Missing packages for modem management

Manual test of iso and cd

  • Using LXTerminal navigate to the directory with the iso file in it and issue

ls -l lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso
  • It should report back a file size of 695654400, provided it does you can then proceed to run the md5check sum over it

md5sum lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso 
  • It should report back 22566c6f31114e6063bcd34afa2bac7c If it does not, the download is corrupt.

  • After confirming that the file has downloaded okay, you can then burn the cd (help on this can be found at Burning an ISO, there is a screen cast for using xfburn at Burning CDs/DVDs (using XFBurn)). Always burn at a slow speed (4X, or slower). Using LXTerminal issue

dd if=/dev/cdrom bs=2048 count=339675 |md5sum 

  • Again you need to have it report back 22566c6f31114e6063bcd34afa2bac7c Any other result means that the cd has not burned correctly.

Reporting bugs

Specific Testing

QA tests

You can do more specific tests, like ones done for the Ubuntu ISO : http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/test/5090

You can also test specific programs :

Performance tests

You can test the performance with the following programs :

  • gtkperf : Test the performance of the gtk theme.
  • phoronix-test-suite: General benchmarks and tests suit.
  • bootchart: Test boot process.

Lubuntu/Testing (last edited 2018-01-15 04:06:43 by tsimonq2)