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cariboo
October 19th, 2012, 09:02 PM
The combined partial upgrade and frequently asked questions sticky:

Every development cycle stickies seem to grow on their own, in the previous cycle we had seven stickied threads, I would like to keep that number down, to make things a bit more managable. So to start with, here is a link to the Raring Ringtail release schedule:

Release Schedule (Draft) (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SReleaseSchedule)

QA Cadence Schedule (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/Cadence/Raring)

If you are asked to do a partial upgrade, please read this first:

Partial upgrade (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/U%2B1/partial_upgrade)

There always are many questions about what to do and how to do thngs during a release cycle:

Common problems (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/U%2B1/common-problems)

If you are looking for the Ubuntu Daily iso, have a look here:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

As many of you may know we have created a U+1 testing team to do a better job of reporting bugs, and generally to make things better for all during the testing cycle. To that end, we have created a wiki where a lot of information regarding testing is available. You don't have to be a team member to be able to test RR, testing is open to everyone regardless of your experience level. That being said, to get the most possible feedback from your bug reports, check this out, before creating a bug report:

Create a good bug report (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs)

Here are some more useful links:

Saucy Changes Mailing List (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/Saucy-changes)

Ubuntu Developers (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel)

Unity Design Discussion (https://launchpad.net/~unity-design)

U+1 Team chat (webchat.freenode.net/?channels=u+1)

Talk to developers (webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntu+1)

Chat with other forum members (webchat.freenode.net/?channels=ubuntuforums)

cariboo
October 27th, 2012, 01:10 AM
Updated the raring-changes mailing list link.

ventrical
November 5th, 2012, 01:56 AM
@Cariboo907
I need confirmation of the 'Release Schedule' changes so I can edit the testers wiki accordingly.
http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2012/10/uds-r-rise-of-the-quality-machines.html

Thank you in advance.

Regards,
ventrical

cariboo
November 5th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Is this what you are looking for?

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingtail/ReleaseSchedule.

It's hard to read because of the colours used, so hopefully it'll be redone in the next couple of days.

ventrical
November 5th, 2012, 02:23 AM
Is this what you are looking for?

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingtail/ReleaseSchedule.

It's hard to read because of the colours used, so hopefully it'll be redone in the next couple of days.

In the link I posted Guitara (Nick Skaggs) has noted that there will be no alpha releases and only 1 beta release - so I am assuming that the 'Release Schedule' is not up to date ??

-<>-
Release
The Release schedule has dropped all alphas, and the first beta, resulting in a beta and then final release milestone only. In addition, the freezes have been moved back a few weeks. The end result is the archive will not be frozen till late in the cycle, allowing development and testing to continue unencumbered. This of course is for ubuntu only. Which brings us to flavors! -<>-


http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2012/10/uds-r-rise-of-the-quality-machines.html

cariboo
November 5th, 2012, 03:56 AM
Beside the Alpha 1 entry it says tentative, flavours only. I assume that flavours only means the derivatives only, and not Ubuntu.

ventrical
November 5th, 2012, 08:24 AM
Beside the Alpha 1 entry it says tentative, flavours only. I assume that flavours only means the derivatives only, and not Ubuntu.


Thank you for that clarification.!

Regards,
Ventrical

cariboo
November 8th, 2012, 04:48 PM
I added a link to the Daily Ubuntu iso, in the first post.

Cavsfan
December 12th, 2012, 05:21 PM
I tried yesterday's daily build and it would not get past the screen that said I have enough disk space and I am connected to the internet.
It just froze at that point. I waited about 20 minutes and seen no disk activity.
I downloaded raring-desktop-amd64.iso

Although the md5sum checked OK, I thought maybe it was just a bad ISO.

So, this morning I downloaded today's ISO and got the same results.

I am not able to find the normal Ubuntu alpha release.
Am I just trying to jump in too early? I would like to participate in testing but, so far am at a dead end.
Thanks for any help.

cariboo
December 12th, 2012, 05:43 PM
I am not able to find the normal Ubuntu alpha release.

Am I just trying to jump in too early? I would like to participate in testing but, so far am at a dead end.
Thanks for any help.

There isn't an Ubuntu alpha or beta release this time around, the daily live iso, are supposed to be tested and usable, but for several of us, the latest kernel won't even boot.

Cavsfan
December 12th, 2012, 05:57 PM
There isn't an Ubuntu alpha or beta release this time around, the daily live iso, are supposed to be tested and usable, but for several of us, the latest kernel won't even boot.

Freed up some space on the HD and was ready to jump in. I guess I'll give it some time.
Thanks for the reply!

Cavsfan
December 14th, 2012, 07:23 PM
I finally managed to get Raring installed. It was hanging at the same place as before with no disk activity.
But, I noticed it was doing some intensive disk activity on my 1TB USB drive so I turned that off and it installed successfully.
:D

kevpan815
December 21st, 2012, 06:07 PM
I noticed on http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ that the Debian Installer Nightly Builds are no longer being made. Is this a Permanent Change? Just wondering.

cariboo
December 21st, 2012, 06:44 PM
I noticed on http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ that the Debian Installer Nightly Builds are no longer being made. Is this a Permanent Change? Just wondering.

If you mean the alternate install iso, it has been discontinued, and all the functionality has/will be rolled into the Live iso.

kansasnoob
December 21st, 2012, 08:13 PM
If you mean the alternate install iso, it has been discontinued, and all the functionality has/will be rolled into the Live iso.

In deed, even Lubuntu is considering dropping the alternate image if and when the mini.iso provides adequate wireless support.

But as of today the Lubuntu alt images still exist:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily/current/

kevpan815
December 21st, 2012, 08:31 PM
Thanks, that answers my question.

Cavsfan
December 23rd, 2012, 10:36 PM
Just wondering if I forgot to do something in Raring. I get alerts that something went wrong and I click to proceed.
It asks if I was to send logs with the info and then it asks if I was to send the nvidia log.
Then it never goes past that point.
With Quantal it used to bring up a bug in launchpad and asked if this was a new one or should I just add my name as being affected.

I'm not seeing any of that and I don't know what I did differently.
If I'm going to contribute I may as well do it right.

Thanks :)

cariboo
December 24th, 2012, 12:03 AM
Error reporting has changed quite a bit over the last couple of releases, have a look here (http://askubuntu.com/questions/140379/how-can-i-track-a-bug-that-caused-a-crash-and-was-reported-via-apport-whoopsie), for an explanation.

Cavsfan
December 24th, 2012, 12:26 AM
Error reporting has changed quite a bit over the last couple of releases, have a look here (http://askubuntu.com/questions/140379/how-can-i-track-a-bug-that-caused-a-crash-and-was-reported-via-apport-whoopsie), for an explanation.

I installed a couple of things that appear to help Apport. I have Whoopsie installed.
I don't have daisy or errors. The nearest thing to Daisy is daisy-player in SPM.

Is there anything I need to do? At the end of encountering an error it asks for my password but, does not appear to send any data.

Thanks.

cariboo
December 24th, 2012, 12:31 AM
Whoopsie, is sending data to daisy for use on https://errors.ubuntu.com/. You can still create bug reports using apport:


ubuntu-bug <package_name>

Cavsfan
December 24th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Whoopsie, is sending data to daisy for use on https://errors.ubuntu.com/. You can still create bug reports using apport:


ubuntu-bug <package_name>


Thanks

Cavsfan
April 1st, 2013, 09:04 PM
Raring Ringtail 13.04 final release is April 25th and Hardy Heron server 8.04, Lucid Lynx desktop 10.04 and Oneiric Ocelot 11.10 reach End of Life on May 9 2013, correct?

ManamiVixen
April 1st, 2013, 09:05 PM
Cavsfan, yes that is correct.

cariboo
April 2nd, 2013, 03:09 AM
Have a look at the Releases wiki page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases)

Cavsfan
April 2nd, 2013, 04:14 PM
Cavsfan, yes that is correct.

Thanks ManamiVixen! I was never able to find the actual day they ended until yesterday and I just wanted to confirm it here. :D


Have a look at the Releases wiki page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases)

Thanks cariboo907! I bookmarked that page. :D

These dates will mean changes to my custom grub community wiki.

cariboo
April 2nd, 2013, 04:40 PM
The EOL dates actually just recently changed to May 9th, I think originally they were supposed loose support on the Raring release day.

Cavsfan
April 2nd, 2013, 05:12 PM
The EOL dates actually just recently changed to May 9th, I think originally they were supposed loose support on the Raring release day.

I thought the dates would be the same, but could never find the exact day only the month. I guess things are firming up now that they are getting close.

cariboo
April 26th, 2013, 03:09 AM
I've updated a couple of the links in the original post:


Subscribe to the Saucy-changes mailing list
Draft of the Saucy release schedule


I'll create a new Sticky on the weekend.

JMB74
April 28th, 2013, 09:41 AM
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-announce/2013-April/001036.html


Saucy Salamander now open for development

Most cycles, we have a week of breathing room where we can flip all the switches in a coordinated fashion and open everything at exactly the same time, but this archive opening sees various members of the release, archive, and toolchain teams in transit all over the globe, so we'll stagger things a bit.

In the next day or two, you should see a followup to this email from Matthias Klose doing his usual announcement of what has changed in the default toolchain, and Colin Watson turning on autosyncs from Debian.
Rather than wait until we're all awake at the same time, however, I'm unfreezing the archive this morning and declaring Saucy open for active development.

Happy merging.

On behalf of the Release Team, Adam Conrad

Mathor
April 28th, 2013, 07:41 PM
cariboo, you might want to edit the sticky to include the correct link. The original link you posted does not exist anymore.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SaucyReleaseSchedule

cariboo
April 28th, 2013, 09:26 PM
@Mathor, I plan on unsticking this thread, and starting a new one a little later today, with updated info.