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Re: more testing!


On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 2:30 AM, Lars Noodén <lars.nooden@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks for managing testing.

No, thank you for being a tester!!!

> This bug is still blocking PPC from even booting:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1363180
> the duplicate #1367448 has a better description.

I see that you've checked this against dailies, which is where it is
supposed to be fixed. If it indeed is not, please leave a comment on
the bug report suggesting that it is not fixed. It works fine for me
on a 64 bit G5, but they are apparently immune.

> my guess is that even if it gets cleared before release, bug #1256588
> will still block approval.

That looks like a nasty one. I guess we need to be able to boot first, though!

> I'd very much like to see PPC continue but
> it will need some love from the developers

As far as I knew based on that bug report, we should be able to boot
fine. Unfortunately, there's no tools for me to get reports on the
results of daily testing, so I rely on the bug reports (which I'm
automatically subscribed to) to keep me updated on things. That being
said, I need testers to do the following:
 0. find bugs
 1. report bugs
 2. get others to confirm them (this mailing list is a good start!)
 3. make sure I'm aware of them (subscribe Lubuntu Packages Team)
 4. wait for me to coordinate with devs and such for a fix or workaround
 5. test the fix or workaround
 6. report the results of the tests on the bug report

This way the bug report should always have the most up to date
information in it. I know it's annoying that you can't just drop it
into the ISO tracker and call it good. There's a few bug reports out
there requesting reporting tools that don't currently exist, but this
is the best workaround presently.

Again, thank you for your commitment of time and energy. I'm confident
that we can work together to finally make PPC usable again.