Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #61, on November 1st, 2012, 01:17 AM »
Great news to hear about the private alpha release. I'm more of a lurker here than anything plus I'm not a coder by any means. And it seems anytime I think of a question, I can search the forum here and find it has already been answered so I haven't had a lot of need to post much here. I look forward to hearing some of the results of people doing the private testing. I would need more of the finished product to test as I'm just knowledgable enough with MySQL to be dangerous. Anyway I'd love to test it out once the database stuff is taken care of in the install and also once there is a convertor to use.

1 - How long have you been a SMF user? (Approximately...) - A little over 5 years.

2 - If you're planning to use Wedge on a live forum, post its URL. - I would test on a copy of my forum before going live. I even do that now with new SMF releases. Better to be safe than sorry.

3 - How much daily time you think you can devote to testing Wedge. (If you're planning to use it on a live forum, you can also rely on your users to help test it.) Please keep in mind that we'd like to keep the private alpha period relatively short (no more than a couple of weeks would be ideal), so I'm really asking about the next couple of weeks mainly. (Well, at least the first couple of weeks after the initial release.) - On any given day 2 hours at least. On many days...more than that.

4 - Is there a feature in Wedge that you're most interested in? Something you'll focus your testing on, etc... Or just something you're just excited to use! - The forum as a whole but I like to tinker with the themes.

5 - If you're a hot young lady, post a picture of you, preferably on a boat (in front of a boat is also acceptable), or in an administration building's waiting line. Extra points if you're wearing a Fez on your left hand. Fezzes are cool. - Can't help you there. :eheh:

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #62, on November 1st, 2012, 01:38 AM »
Okay... I'll be honest with you guys.

- It's 1:30am here in Paris. I'm exhausted. I wake up every morning at 6:30am so it's not going to be easy tomorrow...
- I'm done with the alpha. I think it's pretty much ready for release.
- But I don't want to release something that I've completed while very tired, then go to bed, then wake up in the morning to discover a disaster.
- I really, REALLY wanted to release today. I mean it's October 31st and tomorrow is November and I hate November. The name sucks and it makes me think of really cold days. I'm a bit superstitious.
- Still, I did finish it on October 31st...[1]
- So, let's just say the changelog will start with "Private alpha 0.1 - October 31st", all right guys? :P

To sum it up:
- I've got a version I'm relatively happy with (relatively isn't great, but to me it's good enough for a release considering I spent the last few weeks hiding behind my keyboard.)
- I'll release it tomorrow morning.
- That way, I'll be able to assist with any issues while I'm at it.

Everyone fine with that? Click the Like button if you're ready to test tomorrow :P
 1. I'm on the American timezone today. Got too many annoying kids knocking at my door asking for friggin' sweets. Without any costumes. Yeah, the French imported that silly US/Irish tradition, and yet the kids only see the 'sweets' part and don't want to waste time on costumes. I hate Halloween. The only good thing to come out of it was the Nightmare before Christmas.

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #63, on November 1st, 2012, 01:44 AM »
The only thing about the name is simply that in the Roman calendar, October was the 8th month (Oct prefix) and November was the 9th, nothing to be superstitious about.

Let it out and then take at least a week off. No arguments: at least a week's holiday.
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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #64, on November 1st, 2012, 02:00 AM »
9 = kyû in Japanese. Which is a homonym of 'suffering'.
I'm not making this up, the Japanese are often superstitious about numbers 4 and 9 ;)
(4 being pronounced 'shi', as in 'death'.)

Nah, I'm releasing in a few hours really... It'll be fun. I'm sure everyone will behave! And have fun, too.
See you tomorrow.

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #65, on November 2nd, 2012, 02:17 AM »
Quote from Nao on October 31st, 2012, 05:06 PM
- Just want to reiterate that the private alpha is only meant to be for a short time. Well, 'short' may be relative just as I planned to release Wedge back in 2011 (I'm too old for this shit™), but really the goal is to make sure that most people will be able to install it without trouble and play with it immediately.
Aaah well that I can do. When it gets to the point of using diffs however and manually updating, this I have never done before and depending on how much needs to be put in I may not have time at least not in the immediate future.
Stick a fork in it SMF

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #66, on November 2nd, 2012, 03:45 AM »
Well I can see the zip file, but any attempt to d/l it gets met with a "Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery" message :(

And I cleared out my SMF test site special (and wore a fez - but nothing else except the boxers!)

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #67, on November 2nd, 2012, 10:23 PM »
I'll have a look tomorrow. Unfortunately I won't have any time to look into this tonight.
Don't worry, you'll definitely have access tomorrow. At worst I'll cook up another transmission method. (No, no e-mails!)

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #71, on November 2nd, 2012, 10:36 PM »
But the only people who don't have access to the album are, IIRC, the Beta Testers who aren't in another group as well (i.e. non consultants, non friends.)
So they don't have access to private boards...

But they have access to the doc board, IIRC. Anyway, do as you wish..!

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Re: Looking for volunteers to test the Wedge private alpha!
« Reply #74, on November 3rd, 2012, 04:18 AM »
1 - Since 1.1.4 was the most recent version, so 2007.

2 - Not a live forum, I run an EasyPHP for my private sports history database

3 - I have plenty of time on my hands.  I want to transfer my database into a forum mode as well as the wiki for different organizations structure.

4 - Just a change from the same old SMF, that's all.

5 - lol