Karmic Release Candidate Available: Test It While It's Hot!
In my first post for Ubuntu User, I mentioned testing of the RC among other things:
"Ubuntu 9.10, Karmic Koala (a.k.a., Karmic) release candidate (RC) call for testing. The RC is the last image before a release rolls out as the final polished operating system (OS). Usually the RC will be the final version; however, a call for testing goes out to the community for people to grab the image and test to make sure there are no show-stopping issues, such as the OS failing to boot up. Look for this announcement here or Planet Ubuntu on October 22, 2009."
Well today, October, 22, 2009, is the day to grab a copy of the test image – called an ISO – burn it to a disk and live boot it, or install it and test away.
Ara Pulido (Canonical Ubuntu QA team) has written a great blog post: Let’s test Karmic RC!
In her post, Ara provides helpful links and explains how to get started in this testing process. If you want to get a jump start on Karmic and help out a little along with way, grab the RC and test away.
Less than a week from now, the polished Karmic Koala – Ubuntu 9.10 – will be officially released. Remember: by testing it and making sure the newest Ubuntu shines, you get to be part of the process. What are you waiting for?