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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] zvi 2011-05-24 11:51 am (UTC)(link)
Where is the error console? (Just to be clear‚ I am not talking about on a test install, I'm on the live site.)
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[personal profile] fu 2011-05-24 12:08 pm (UTC)(link)
It's browser specific -- likely it's under View -> Tools -> Error Console, or View -> Developer -> Error Console, or Tools -> Error Console

(depending on the browser -- but let me know which browser you're using I might be able to give you more specific directions)
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[personal profile] zvi 2011-05-24 01:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmmm, I definitely had this problem using Chrome at home, but not this morning at work.

I suspect that I'm using a later build at work. Will get back to you when I am at home.
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[personal profile] fu 2011-06-02 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh hey anything?

I'm planning a code push this weekend or beginning of next, and hopefully that should also take care of it!
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[personal profile] zvi 2011-06-02 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
It's appearing and disappearing at home in Chrome, and I can't figure out when it will or won't happen. I'm also having problems w/ reading PDFs inline or not, so I think this is a more general problem I'm having with Unity/Ubuntu, instead of a DW thing.