A large family of Ubuntu Linux desktops is ready to join Ubuntu testing week starting on April 02, 2020. On this occasion, all seven Ubuntu flavors will release their beta version for public testing before the official final stable release.
In the wake of this event, Ubuntu flavors has requested the community to participate and help them find any bugs. With all the help, they would be able to fix all possible issues in the upcoming week before the final release.
Since the upcoming v20.04 is the next long-term release, it’s crucial for all variants to be tested and ensure the removal of bugs as much as possible.
Kubuntu 20.04 Testing Week – help needed! https://t.co/gfJegaPiaK All flavors need help: @ubuntu @Xubuntu, @UbuntuStudio, @LubuntuOfficial, @Ubuntu_Kylin, @Ubuntu_MATE, @UbuntuBudgie pic.twitter.com/0OPfDng4dz
— Kubuntu (@kubuntu) March 26, 2020
For the uninitiated, Ubuntu has officially recognized its seven derivatives that directly use the Ubuntu core repository. These variants come with slight tweaks and changes in the desktop environment and packages. Here, I’m listing the names along with their notable changes or features:
- Kubuntu — KDE Plasma, QT toolkit
- Lubuntu — LXDE, lightweight, LXQT
- Xubuntu — XFCE, lightweight, elegant
- Ubuntu Budgie — Budgie, simple
- Ubuntu MATE — MATE, classic
- Ubuntu Studio — Multimedia, audio, video, graphics
- Ubuntu Kylin — Chinese speaker
If you want to know more about it, you can visit the official wiki page of Ubuntu where you can also find the deprecated flavors.
How To Test And Report Ubuntu Bug?
Ubuntu releases the ISO image every day which you can find from the daily build repository here. Though Ubuntu testing week will officially begin next week, you can start testing and reporting bugs today.
If you don’t know where to start, join the Ubuntu community and follow the ISO tracker where you can find test cases for all variants.
You can also follow the easy bug reporting guide as presented in the video by Alan Pope.
For more details, you can read the Xubuntu’s announcement notes.