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Re: REQ: Feature Freeze

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  • mynex2k1@yahoo.com
    Well, find out about what access the tester group has, if we can check stuff in, that would be cool for working on that. I still want to go ahead with the
    Message 1 of 20 , Sep 30, 2001
      Well, find out about what access the "tester" group has, if we can
      check stuff in, that would be cool for working on that.

      I still want to go ahead with the PCGen:DM project. Keep the list
      files structure seperate until it's ready for implementation. I
      realize that's probably doubling the work, but might be a good idea
      for now. It would also allow those of us that aren't overly familiar
      with CVS to start getting used to it, thus avoiding any 'accidental'
      uploads over critical files.


      --- In pcgen@y..., merton_monk@y... wrote:
      > You know - I haven't done a lot of investigation about what
      > sourceforge has, but you got me to wondering, so I did some
      > checking. It appears that I can add people to the project as
      > "Testers" that wouldn't have access to modify code, but would have
      > access to download it without having to create a separate project
      > a work-around. How about I add you, and whoever else graciously
      > offers to join this effort, as Testers? I think what I want to do
      > is fairly obvious - I'd like you to create a bunch of pcg files
      > will test as much functionality as possible. Domain spells and
      > psionic warriors are the next step in what I had planned - you can
      > use the pcg files I've already checked in, but if you want to
      > them, that's fine. You might not have permission to check in
      > to the pcg files through cvs as a Tester... you can probably just
      > upload them here into some directory, and Jonas, myself, or one of
      > the other developers could then check them in to the appropriate
      > directory. If it becomes too much of a hassle, I'll be willing to
      > give you developer status so you can make the checkins yourself
      > you're comortable with how it works. I appreciate your help! This
      > the biggest community effort I've ever participated in and it only
      > works because people like you are willing to help out so much! :)
      > -Bryan
      > --- In pcgen@y..., mynex2k1@y... wrote:
      > >
      > > This was bound to happen with PCGen getting more publicity and
      > users
      > > out there. Also bound to happen because most PC generator
      > > out there are >cough< sub-par >cough< in comparison to PCGen as
      > well
      > > as MT's being pushed back so far, as well as the revamped lack of
      > > immediate features of MT. And let's not forget, even though not
      > > everything is fully supported yet, PCGen is currently (to the
      > of
      > > my knowledge) *THE* most complete for source material PC
      > > program around. Add in Jamis making an NPC generator, given his
      > HUGE
      > > following of site visitors, PCGen is going to explode here very
      > > shortly. (Thanks for the boost Jamis!)
      > >
      > > I do agree that something needs to be done, but a freeze probably
      > > isn't the best idea, at least not a statement of a freeze, per
      > >
      > > I would suggest however that maybe release dates be pushed to
      > 2
      > > weeks instead of every week. Pick one day for "official release"
      > of
      > > the newest code, and have *ALL* new/fixed code cheked in 2 days
      > prior
      > > to that day for testing purposes.
      > >
      > > As for testing, I would be more than happy to help in that
      > I
      > > keep seperate directories as is for my 'used for gaming purposes'
      > and
      > > for 'new releases, let's see what it does this time', so this
      > > not present a problem for me.
      > >
      > > Bryan, you said JDK1.3, is 1.4 acceptable or do I need to
      > > to 1.3? (perhaps I should stick to 1.4 and test the code in this
      > > manner as well?)
      > >
      > > Perhaps when my SF project is approved (their docs say they're
      > > weekends, so by tuesday I should hear something), we can add the
      > > testers group for there as well? At least set up a forum or 3
      > > going over what we find? (just tossing ideas out there right now)
      > >
      > > Mynex
      > >
      > >
      > > > I think we've kind of crossed some invisible
      > > > threshhold where people are expecting more out of each release
      > (at
      > > > least they're not expecting bugs), which is why I'm cultivating
      > my
      > > > pcg file suite. Maybe I could recruit some users with access to
      > the
      > > > CVS code (like mynex, Arcady, etc.) to help run regression
      > tests.
      > > > I'll throw this open to volunteers - anyone who wants to join
      > > > "Regression Test Squad", let me know and I'll let you know how
      > > > will work. The only requirement is the ability to compile
      > java.
      > > > For those who can't get ant to work, I can send you a script
      > that
      > > > will compile pcgen with javac. Either way you need to have the
      > > > developer's version of java 1.3 installed.
      > > >
      > > > -Bryan
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > dave
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