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Plasma 5.22 Beta testing day

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | David Edmundson


Plasma 5.22 is now in beta. This gives us, KDE developers, one month of intense testing, bugfixing and polishing. During this time we need as many hands on deck to help find regressions, triage incoming reports and generally be on top of things as much as possible.

With that in mind, you are officially invited to our "Beta Review Day". Join us online and do QA with us together as a group.

Who?

Any Plasma user able to install the latest beta or run a live ISO with our beta on it and who wants to help.

When?

Saturday 22nd May. A full timetable with areas of focus is available on the wiki: https://community.kde.org/Schedules/Plasma_5_BetaReviewDay#When_will_it_take_place.3F

Where?

Join us over videoconferencing at https://meet.kde.org/b/dav-gmr-qzx. There will be plenty of room available, and you can join with a camera and a microphone or just use the classic text chat.

What will we do?

• Introduce you to Bugzilla so you can support us filing or triaging bugs
• Assign short lists to experienced participants so you can validate and de-duplicate bugs
• Go through a defined list of all the new areas of Plasma to check for regressions
• Devs will be online so you can give us debug info for issues you have, and identify and fix things in real time

What should I prepare?

Set up a machine, real or virtual, with the latest Plasma beta desktop. Go here: https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Live_Images#Shipping_the_latest_code_from_Git and download choose and install a distro that ships either the master or Plasma 5.21.90.

See you all soon!