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The sooner the better.

Hi everybody!

Oneiric Alpha 1 is out and ready to be tested in your laptop.

If you want to be sure your graphic/audio card, touchpad or whatever work when Oneiric will be released on October 13th join us in the Laptop Testing Project.
You can discover every early bug to allow developers enough time to fix those bugs in time for the Official Release.

The procedures for testing images and reporting results are
explained on

Test results will be tracked on

Bugs have to be reported in the Ubuntu bug tracker (see

If you are new to this please register on the tracker, one account per laptop you own.
Remember that you don’t have to if you already tested a laptop last cycle or have an account for ISO testing.

Please let us know if you have any questions, in #ubuntu-testing IRC channel on the Freenode network or joining the QA mailing list at

Good testing!

Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 2 available for testing in the Laptop Tracker.

The second beta release of Natty is out and ready to be tested.
This is the last development milestone before the final official Natty Narwhal that will be released on Thursday 28th April 2011.

All you have to do now is to download it, test, and report any bugs found on the tracker, filing them first on Launchpad.

If you are new to this and want to help in testing your laptop, have a look at the Laptop Testing Wiki Page and join us.

In the last two weeks, 19 different laptop have been tested for Natty Beta 1, 6 for Maverick and 4 for Lucid. You guys ROCK!
Please don’t give up and keep on testing, we need your help to get the Narwhal really Natty.

The good thing on this round is that you don’t need to remember or search for bugs numbers you already reported before and still affects your laptop.

As you can see in the screenshot, you have the history of your  previous tests.

So you just need to click on “Not tested” link in the Beta 2 testing column to add new results. It’s easy, isn’t it?

Natty Beta 1 is out. It’s time to test your Laptop!

Last week I blogged on Planet Ubuntu about the new Laptop Tracker. Natty Beta1 has just been released, so now it’s time to test your Laptop!

We’re on a mission to get Ubuntu to work great on as many different makes and models of laptops as possible.

If you want to help us and enjoy this exciting experience, get Natty Beta 1, go to and start testing your laptop!

For more information about how to set up an account in the tracker and make a report, see the Testing procedures.

P.S.: I wish to express a special thanks to Fabio Marconi, Mark Nighswonger and Paolo Rotolo (in alphabetical order) for updating the testcases and all people who have helped testing the tracker itself.
I also want to thank Paolo Sammicheli, with whom I administer the Italian Testing Team, for giving me some hints on how to improve the tracker.

Let’s test your Laptop NOW!

Today the Laptop Testing Project reaches a “milestone” on its path within Testing activities.
I am happy to announce the birth of the “Laptop Testing Tracker“.

Until now results were collected and organized using Wiki pages and this led to a lot of manual actions and various limitations.
Our aim was to go a bit further than that and use a more methodological and automated approach for those people that love testing and have the will to help improving Ubuntu.

How does it work?

On the tracker you will be presented with a list of available milestones to test, the stable ones like Lucid Lynx 10.04.2 and those of the current development release of Ubuntu.
Then you have to choose the architecture and, as it was already before, there are a series of testcases for you to run.
One of the great things about this program is that you will be able to know every time what to test and when just subscribing yourself to a specific ISO and test.

You are asked to complete the tests in the weeks that follow the official release of a milestone (although we encourage you to run them as soon as possible, so developers can have enough time to fix the bugs).

The laptop tracker will be used to track your results in the same way as the ISO or Desktop ones do.
With a negative result (test failed) it’s mandatory to link the test report with at least one bug in Launchpad.
Please report also positive feedback (a test passed correctly) as they are really helpful, otherwise the developers need to guess it from the lack of test reports.

When does it start?

Just NOW! You can already start testing stable releases and, as soon as Natty Beta 1 will be available next week, you can start testing it as well.

Meanwhile it’s present a fake Natty milestone just to test the tracker itself. You can use it if you want to help in that and eventual bugs about the tracker needs to be opened against Ubuntu QA Website project in Launchpad.

What should I do to participate?

Start by joining our Launchpad team, then subscribe to the QA mailing list introducing yourself and telling us about you and every laptop you want to test. In the mailing list you have also the extraordinary opportunity to gain experience on the Ubuntu development process having direct feedback from the developers.

Then create an account in the tracker (if you already have an account at it will work as well) for every laptop you own filling in the profile with all required information.

Feel free to blog about it, tell your friends and tweet it. And, of course, start testing Ubuntu. We are going to make Ubuntu better.

You can find the full documentation on how to test on the Laptop Testing wiki page.

Hello Planet!

Hello all, this is my first post here, although I’m an Ubuntu member since May 2009.

Don’t ask me why I waited so long because I wouldn’t be able to give a satisfying answer.
I could tell that I’ve probably never had anything interesting to say but this wouldn’t be the whole story.

Anyway, for those who don’t know me I’m Sergio Zanchetta from Pordenone – Italy, for further information feel free to have a glance at my wiki page.

That’s all for now but great news is coming soon, so stay tuned! 😉