Lubuntu 20.04.3 focal testing

Lubuntu 20.04.3 pre-release testing.

I’ve just updated our Testing Checklist.

Ubuntu’s main tracking document can be found here.

The release schedule can be found here but release date is [Thursday] 19 August 2021.

I’ve run semi-regular testing of these ISOs before now, and no problems have been encountered, and none are expected. Currently the HWE stack has not been updated (the 5.8 kernel is still there; not yet 5.11) but as we’re down to five weeks before release I felt it was time to update the checklist.

If you’d like to give it a spin; have a spare machine to install onto; please do so. :heart_eyes: The testing tracker can be found here. This will be more critical as we approach closer to the final release date.

If you have any questions, want clarification (particularly on some of the other install types) please just ask.

Tests will need to be re-done if any of of the following packages are changed :-

  • calamares: 3.2.20-0ubuntu1
  • lubuntu-default-settings: 20.04.4
  • casper 1.445.1
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ps: this ISO still fits on a 2GB thumb-drive :slight_smile:

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Thanks for all your testing @leok

I’m waiting for the HWE kernel to be updated (I saw a blocker bug as an issue but sorry I don’t have it handy).

I’ll provide what I use to ‘check’ for changes (LTS respins anyway; this isn’t enough for development releases)

#!/bin/bash
mkdir temp_focal
cd temp_focal
wget https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/focal/daily-live/pending/focal-desktop-amd64.manifest
echo "** prior ISO"
grep 'casper\|calamares\|lubuntu-default-set\|linux-generic-hwe' ../focal-desktop-amd64.manifest | tee prior
echo "** pending ISO"
grep 'casper\|calamares\|lubuntu-default-set\|linux-generic-hwe' focal-desktop-amd64.manifest | tee pending
echo "** diff"
diff prior pending
rm focal*.manifest prior pending
cd ..
rmdir temp_focal

Like most of my scripts; it’s a quick hack (and makes assumption of being in my lubuntu_64 directory where I keep ISO type files). The script is also likely not useful to anyone except it shows what I do.

(the script has been edited - I saw issues in it when posted here :expressionless: )

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