Ubuntu Replaces Alpha/Beta Release Model with testing “weeks”
One of the biggest advantages of the open source technology project is that everyone in the community is free to suggest ideas that can become a reality if they are supported by the community. The famous Ubuntu developer Simon Quigley proposed an idea that could change the Ubuntu development process.
In the Ubuntu mailing list article, he suggested completely eliminating the Alpha and Beta 1 milestone release model.
Some recent developments have led Simon to question the practicability of the current milestone release model. He said that although Alpha 1 images have time constraints, and tested as a “safe installation.” But in most cases, these versions come with bugs that may have been fixed due to the given timeline.
Therefore, he proposed a new release form called testing”Week” (Tuesday to Thursday) that does not involve archive freeze, there is no officially released ISO, but each product is tested and is usually released as part of the final version ( Including desktop and server). The goal is to ensure the resolution of early problems and promote cooperation among people (norms, communities and all), including ongoing work and work not yet implemented.
According to Simon, he has discussed this proposal with the developers of Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu and Ubuntu Budgie.