Is anyone here participating in Ubuntu 14.04 development? Just wondering because Mint 17 will use the Ubuntu 14.04 base and it will be an LTS release. I installed 14.04 yesterday, updated 13.10 via the terminal. Normally I would have done a clean install of the daily build but since I do not currently have any DVDs this was my only option to get on the development release.
The upgrade went fairly well, all of my settings and data were preserved and of course there are some bugs at this point. The most noticeable bug was with typing my password to log on. If Plymouth displays on start up you have to click on the language setting in the greeter before you can type the password. If Plymouth does not display on start up you can type the password with no problem. Sort of an odd bug but I am sure it will get straitened out in the near future.
In Rhythmbox the volume slider keeps setting to mute by default. There is also a problem with images being displayed. All things considered there are not very many issues for being at the mid point of development. Hardware support seems on par with 13.03, 14.04 is using the 3.12 kernel currently and it will take a little time for proprietary drivers to catch up. The machine I am testing on has an NVidea GT 220 graphics card and the stock open source drivers seem to be working fine.
Anyone else participating in this development cycle?
Edit: Keep in mind that by contributing to development you are helping out all of the distributions that are based on Ubuntu. I have submitted a couple of bug reports and added to another, it only takes a few minutes of your time and you never know, it could make a difference in the final release.