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##Note to editors: when just updating to newer testing release only == Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Beta 1 Released == && == Minimal Installation and 64 Bit == need to be updated!
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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.
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It is recommended that you join the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/GettingInvolved|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. This section is dedicated to the development version of Lubuntu. 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]]
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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). '''Ubiquity (the installer) will ask you for keyboard configuration. Be sure to say No, so you will be able to configure your keyboard properly and select your layout. Otherwise, you may not be able to use your keyboard after the reboot.'''
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[[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso.torrent|Torrent Download]] It is recommended that you join the [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/GettingInvolved|Lubuntu mailing-list]] so you keep notified of changes and bugs. As always, please try to use the torrent download and keep uploading. Torrent Download shares the work between several computers and should be much faster. As it's free software, you don't need to worry about legal issues.
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[[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso|Server Download]] == Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Beta 1 Released ==
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[[http://phillw.net/lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso|Secondary Server Download]]  * [[https://lists.launchpad.net/lubuntu-desktop/msg03691.html | Announcement email with feature list]]
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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. You can download from the torrent and direct download link below. We would prefer it if you used the torrent.

 * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso.torrent | Torrent Download]]

 * [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso | Direct Download]]

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

Iso name: lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso
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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]].
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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
=== PPA management ===
 * During the testing phase you may be asked via the mailing list to help test software 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 '''apt'''. It's installed by default as the terminal package manager.

Usage is quite simple, just issue the following command:
{{{
sudo apt-add-repository -r ppa:Name_of_ppa
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 3. To check you are in the correct directory {{{
ls lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso
}}} will return {{{
lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso
E.g., if the ppa is test/ppa the command would be:
{{{
sudo apt-add-repository -r ppa:test/ppa
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 4. Once you have confirmed you are in the correct directory {{{
md5sum lubuntu-maverick-alpha3.iso
=== Known Issues ===
All the known issues are mentioned in the Announcement email.

=== 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
{{{
md5sum name_of_iso.iso
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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
}}}
~-Note: iso name can be found in the released section-~
 * It should report back the corresponding value of the [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt | MD5 Checksum]] file. 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 it should report back the corresponding value of the [[http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/md5sum.txt | MD5 Checksum]] file. 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

This section is dedicated to the development version of Lubuntu. 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 your keyboard properly 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 you keep notified of changes and bugs. As always, please try to use the torrent download and keep uploading. Torrent Download shares the work between several computers and should be much faster. As it's free software, you don't need to worry about legal issues.

Lubuntu Natty 11.04 Beta 1 Released

You can download from the torrent and direct download link below. We would prefer it if you used the torrent.

Iso name: lubuntu-natty-beta1.iso

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 management

  • During the testing phase you may be asked via the mailing list to help test software 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 apt. It's installed by default as the terminal package manager.

Usage is quite simple, just issue the following command:

sudo apt-add-repository -r ppa:Name_of_ppa

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

sudo apt-add-repository -r ppa:test/ppa

Known Issues

All the known issues are mentioned in the Announcement email.

Manual test of iso and cd

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

md5sum name_of_iso.iso

Note: iso name can be found in the released section

  • It should report back the corresponding value of the MD5 Checksum file. 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 it should report back the corresponding value of the MD5 Checksum file. 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)