Attending Ubuntu Live this last week really inspired me to take a look at my community contributions and see what I can improve on. One of the areas that I would like to improve on is bug testing and development contributions. The first way I want to do this is testing and reporting for Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy”.
So, I have upgraded my machine and will be posting updates both here and to launchpad. While Gutsy is still in alpha we still have enough time to make changes and improve on the most critical things. By the time it gets to Beta and release client in many cases it is too late.
If you know what you are doing (not afraid of the command line and have a fallback machine if needed), you can use the following command to safely upgrade your machine to Gutsy. REMEMBER, GUTSY IS STILL ALPHA SO DON’T EXPECT A LOT OF SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, BUT KNOW THAT YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AT THIS POINT ARE CRITICAL.
ALT-F2: gksudo "update-manager -c -d"
Good luck, please post any oddities to bugs.launchpad.net, and we’ll see you in October with a final product!