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domtheknight ([personal profile] domtheknight) wrote in [site community profile] dw_beta2011-04-10 06:29 pm
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hello beta testers!

At long last there are specific things that need doing!

For some background, check out [staff profile] denise's explanation of technical debt. One of the things she mentions near the end is that we need to mingle JQuery with the existing Javascript the site uses.

This is a big change for how the site works, and it means that things could go wrong when it goes live. We now have a way you can turn on beta testing so that we can see how the new code will operate on a day-to-day basis.

If you want to check it out, you can! If you notice any weird behavior, please let us know - you can comment here.

A couple things to note: not all the features you might enjoy right now will be available in beta testing, because not everything has been rewritten yet. There's a list available on that same page, and you don't need to report those things because our excellent devs are already working on them.

At any point in time if you want to switch back, you can just go to the same page and turn beta features off.
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[personal profile] pauamma 2011-04-11 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Footer on that page says:
Stay tuned to [site community profile] dw_news for upcoming testing opportunities. Thank you.
Maybe it should link to dw_beta instead?
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[personal profile] fu 2011-04-22 03:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hummm you know I'm not sure. OTOH, [site community profile] dw_news will probably announce the bigger ones as they come out, maybe? ([personal profile] domtheknight, [staff profile] denise: thoughts?)
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[personal profile] afuna 2011-04-22 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Hee doesn't matter to me either! Just whichever ends up making more sense for our workflow *G*

Hmmmm. Yeah I think dw-beta is good, will tweak the translation string.
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[personal profile] afuna 2011-04-22 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh blah it requires a code change, never mind!