Testing Unity

  • Running the Latest Code

    Before a new version of Unity is released it becomes available for testing. You can install this pre-release code and help with testing and quality assurance.

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  • Running Tests

    Unity has a comprehensive series of tests that cover all the different features and actions provided. Running these tests help ensure that everything is working as designed.

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  • Filing Bugs

    Whenever you experience a problem, it’s important to file a bug report detailing what happened. Good bug reports help ensure that fixes can be made quickly and properly.

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Running the latest code

Make sure you are running the latest version of precise, and all your packages are up to date.

  1. Add the unity ppa (https://launchpad.net/~unity-team/+archive/ppa). You can do this by issuing the following command:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-team/ppa
  2. Update apt and run a dist upgrade — this should prompt you to upgrade unity and some indicators as well as install checkbox-unity.
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  3. Restart your unity session by logging out and logging back in again.

Running Tests

So, now that your up and running you can run the through the manual tests the unity team has prepared. If you restarted your session, a prompt asking you to help test this version of unity should have appeared. If you agree, the Checkbox Unity Tests should have launched. To run them at any other time;

  1. Open the dash and type ‘unity testing’.
  2. The Checkbox Unity Tests should launch.
  3. Checkbox will gather some information on your system
  4. Pick which tests you wish to run

Once complete you will see a link containing your system report and an option to publish it to launchpad. Use the text box below the link to enter your launchpad email address and then hit submit. This will ensure your results and feedback go to the unity developers.

If you wish to check or review your submission, please click the following link. This page will show all your submissions https://launchpad.net/~/+hwdb-submissions.
Finally, if your testing is interrupted, don’t worry. Checkbox Unity will prompt you to recover your tests on the next execution.

Filing Bugs

Apport should automatically allow you to file crashes for any issues you find during testing. When prompted, submit the feedback to developers. Please mention the bug report number after you file in the comments of the failed tests. If you need to report a bug that didn’t cause a crash, simply type ‘ubuntu-bug unity‘ into a terminal window and follow the normal process.

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