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Re: Casual testers
August 17, 2010 23:40
Re: Casual testers
Message ID: 20100818063122.GH10950@smtp.blueyonder.co.uk
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 04:35:26PM -0400, David Golden wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 4:21 PM, Bram <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Assuming the emailaddress is switched off completly at some point: what I
> > expect to happen then is that a (large?) part of the reports that are send
> > by users will be lost because these users are unaware of the need to upgrade
> > the test reporter module and/or can't be bothered enough to upgrade it.
> Only a small number of reports would be lost in absolute numbers, but
> I think it would be a terrible loss because these reports represent
> "real world" systems with a wider variety of existing installed
> modules, etc.
As David says it would be a terrible loss to the vareity of platforms
and environments we have. However, we have moved as quickly as we can to
move to the HTTP submission mechanism to avoid as much pain as possible
for the perl.org admins.
As we have concentrated on server side changes, the client side updates
have largely centred on ensuring they can talk to the new system, rather
than providing the installation tools to correctly setup a smoker for
you. This will come.
> I ask everyone to be patient. If the documentation isn't clear, ask
> questions. If you get helpful answers (or even if you don't), please
> update wiki.cpantesters.org to make it less confusing for the next
> person. If you think you can write code to smooth the transition,
> almost all of the source is available on my github account (
> http://github.com/dagolden/ )
We do need to update the documentation, but for many of us, after over 6
months free time effort on this, we're having to accommodate family,
work and other projects at the moment. As such any help with the wiki
would be very much appreciated.
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