I miss the testing posts :(

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I miss the testing posts :(

Postby ScottQuier » 30 Oct 2013 12:38

I really, really appreciated being able to watch, from the side-lines, the progress of the testing for the next UP! It was just nice knowing what was coming and what problems were encountered so I could watch for them during my update .... that sort of thing.

Was there a conscious decision to take the testing discussions off-line? If so, is there any way to get involved - even in my relative noob condition?
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Re: I miss the testing posts :(

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 30 Oct 2013 12:44

Hmmm? Testing discussion off-line?
Testing is always done openly, and if there are no new posts, it simply means no new issues related to the last UP were found.

You can always help out testing. Check out zerozero's tutorial before you start: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=182

Tomorrow I'll start the UP process. So, you're not a minute too late ;)


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Re: I miss the testing posts :(

Postby zerozero » 30 Oct 2013 12:53

:lol: you are not missing nothing, the fun will start again tomorrow :mrgreen:
i usually do a preview of the next UP a few days before but this time i though it wasn't worth it: i see a lot of updates but none of them disruptive (at least at first sight);
we don't even have a new kernel this time :lol:
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Re: I miss the testing posts :(

Postby ScottQuier » 30 Oct 2013 14:34

I just didn't see a thread with a title similar to " UP - 29/09/2013 [TESTING] " October. I guess I was just a day or two pre-mature.

I'll take a look at the tutorial thread tonight and see if I feel I'm of a level to help. I've got the resources as I've set up my machine with HDD trays to easily swap one HDD for another and one of those HDDs can be dedicated to a testing environment.

And, I've got a new MBO/CPU - I replaced my ASRock X58 and i7 with

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ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard 
AMD FD8320FRHKBOX FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition 
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory 
because the i7 was just taking too long to process processing my photos. :D :) (25 - 90 seconds to render a RAW to JPG is just too long when you have a large batch to render). Anyway, I see and easy 20% improvement in the speed with which I can process photographs (remember, I'm a "serious" hobbiest photographer) and installing SolydX was a very, very smooth and fast affair. I'll post the

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output when/if I contribute to the testing of the Nov UP.
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problems; usually it's the best way to destroy an install"

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Re: I miss the testing posts :(

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 30 Oct 2013 21:43



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Re: I miss the testing posts :(

Postby zerozero » 31 Oct 2013 02:38

ScottQuier wrote:I'll take a look at the tutorial thread tonight and see if I feel I'm of a level to help. I've got the resources as I've set up my machine with HDD trays to easily swap one HDD for another and one of those HDDs can be dedicated to a testing environment.
you're most welcome :geek:
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Re: I miss the testing posts :(

Postby ane champenois » 31 Oct 2013 07:12

zerozero wrote:
ScottQuier wrote:I'll take a look at the tutorial thread tonight and see if I feel I'm of a level to help. I've got the resources as I've set up my machine with HDD trays to easily swap one HDD for another and one of those HDDs can be dedicated to a testing environment.
you're most welcome :geek:
Happy to see you on the dark side :lol:
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Re: I miss the testing posts :(

Postby kobros » 01 Apr 2014 21:22

Just a little note on what one may expect with the UPcoming UP....:-)
I simulated the installation today (of course still without the kde upgrades from kdenext).

Note:
1 package held back (steam:i386)
111 packages new installed
848 packages upgraded
7 packages removed
425 MB extra space after installation
812 MB download size.

So, an estimate of 850 MB download-volume is probably realistic for the complete UP 2014-april. That's pretty BIG.....
PS: I didn't notice any errors or 'things gone wrong' in the simulation. So that's good....:-)
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