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. *** NEED PPC TESTERS URGENTLY *** (?)
Hello again, I've mentioned or requested that your call for testers should
be posted on the Ubuntu Apple Users forum . . . as of 5 minutes ago I don't
see any post there from you or anyone calling for 14.10 testers. A couple
days ago I posted a thread on "fixing the 14.04 graphics issues" . . . it's
had 169 or so "views" . . . with a couple actual replies . . . possibly
that might expand your "universe of testers"???
Might be a "waste of time" though . . . to try, "PPC is dying out," etc.
I'm typing this on my iMac G4 in 10.4.11, the display is clear, it works
fine, maybe a bit slower to load internet data . . . but a perfectly good
computer. Why is it that "linux" can't "support" these "dying" machines .
. . ???
I've read your notes about ppc users needing to "do it formally" . . . and
certainly aware that there is dwindling support for ppc in ubuntu. But,
once again the day before something is due just isn't enough time, which is
my most precious commodity. Since the 14.04 install didn't go too well on
my iBook I might be able to try a 14.10 install on it; most of my problem
is not having the skills to "fix the problems" that seem to be occurring
more frequently in PPC . . . therefore, the "waste of time" thought crops
in . . . . But, it's going to take a few days, and same on "doing it
formally" . . . too many other life things going on. Hope others can find
the time . . . .
Subject: *** NEED PPC TESTERS URGENTLY ***
> We need to get the Beta 1 of 14.10 formally tested for ppc so we can
> have a release. If we can't get the testing done with this release
> (due tomorrow!!!), I don't think we're going to have releases for
> 14.10 final. This means if you want to use something greater than
> 14.04 on a ppc, you're going to have to use the dailies, which are
> most likely to be problematic. I'm going to try to get out my old G4
> and see if I can't take care of things, but we need all the testers we
> can get to work out the bugs on various types of hardware.
> As the ppc point of contact, I can tell you that there's little
> support for ppc throughout the Ubuntu family. Lubuntu is about the
> only flavor that is even applicable. If we can't get a release out,
> I'm not sure we can provide much support at all. That's not something
> I look forward to.
> That being said, I entreaty you for your help, please!
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