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June 1st, 2010, 12:16 PM
It's that time again!

We are in "soft freeze" (https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2010-May/000718.html) in preparation for Alpha 1, which will be out this Thursday, and the first round of ISO testing in the Maverick cycle can begin.

What Is ISO Testing?

A while before each Ubuntu development milestone release (alphas, betas and the RC), the package archive is frozen, and only bug fixes that help towards a high quality testing release are accepted. During this period, usually on the first day of the week leading to the release, a set of daily images are designated as candidates for release, and are subject to an additional round of testing commonly referred to as "ISO testing", in order to ensure that they're reasonably free of showstopper bugs and ready to be tested by the broader testing audience that grows with each milestone.

How You Can Help

Candidate images for Alpha 1 are now available on the ISO testing tracker (http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/). You can test any number of test cases you'd like, and report bugs.

If you're unfamiliar with the procedures, there are two good places to start:

Ara Pulido's tutorial (http://ubuntutesting.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/old-friend-iso-testing-tracker/) on how to use the ISO testing tracker

The testing procedures page on the Ubuntu Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/ISO/Procedures)

If you're doing testing for the first time, please read the above, and remember that posting issues here is not enough; you should report your test results in the testing tracker.

If you need immediate help with testing, the best place to go is the #ubuntu-testing IRC channel (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InternetRelayChat) on irc.freenode.net. And feel free to ask any questions you may have on this thread.

June 2nd, 2010, 09:53 PM
Looks good for an Alpha 1. Two totally insignificant bugs and another that's still IMO low priority, all three carried over from Lucid ubiquity.

I'm waiting for the announcement of the "official" upgrade path so I can try to use "ubuntu-bug" to try and report this:


That's an Ubuntu reputation killer!