New wireless/mesh icon info testers needed (#2866, #6995)
martin at martindengler.com
Tue Aug 12 06:52:15 EDT 2008
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 07:02:49PM +1000, James Cameron wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 08:21:55AM +0100, Martin Dengler wrote:
> > Thanks very much! If you have any comments on how I could have made
> > it easier for you to test [...]
> I have serious suggestions.
Thanks. They are valued.
> git wasn't on the laptop.
I know - that's why my instructions said "[testers] willing to pull
down a git clone". But I completely take your point that it's very
onerous if one doesn't have git or cheap bandwidth.
> If your changes were provided as an RPM then that may have widened the
> test field. Then again, the sugar RPM on joyride-2286 is 1485430 bytes,
> according to rpm -qi.
Hmm...good point. I've always been less inclined to take an RPM
because 1) it's a bit more opaque for such a small change; and 2)
it seems, for me, to be in practice just as annoying to reverse - I
have to figure out the previous version, have yum-utils installed for
the source download tool, and use some rpm --force (or yum-utils for
the downgrade plugin/tool) to downgrade. I wonder if anyone can point
out any preference for RPMs or conviences I'm overlooking...
> If your changes were provided as above as a tarball, the testers might
> step over the threshold more willingly.
Perhaps I should set up come git hooks so that when I commit to my
d.l.o git, I automatically get a tarball of the diffs to the joyride
tag. Then I could make a tarball available as easy as I could a
> Lastly, your test instructions were not clear. I had to figure out that
> the screenshot behaviour was new. Next time, say "engage the frame,
> hover over the symbol, look at the IP address, and the signal strength
> bar". ;-)
Thanks, good point. It's tempting to defer writing the |TestCase|
(for trac) until later since I've been staring at this for a while,
but (as you imply) it wastes testers' time if they're not familiar.
> Oh, by the way, it worked, well done!
Thanks for persevering and taking the time to write up useful
suggestions. I'm not sure if lots of bugs deserve such a directed
plea for testing but I hope that your feedback can also be of use to
anyone else that wants to try to get help.
> (The old behaviour, of showing a disconnect item, and a channel number,
> for my local wireless network, was gone. I gather that is what you
Both are intended, but not universally desired :). See
http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/6995#comment:27 about the "Disconnect"
item. The channel number has been requested once/twice now so perhaps
I will add that back in and see how much Eben complains :).
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