[Testing] Testing Summary: 29 October 2011 - Auckland, New Zealand

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Sat Oct 29 16:57:08 EDT 2011

On 10/29/2011 01:23 PM, Tabitha Roder wrote:
> Testing Summary: 29 October 2011 - Auckland, New Zealand
> Had planned to test soas v6 but satellit said that it doesn't boot.
  f16-EFI Boot USB does not boot.[1] F16-RC1 CD's boot fine [2]
  (f15-EFI Boot USB works fine on Macbook Pro i7)

Tom Gilliard/satellit_

> Tested random activities today as no new build to test.
> Letters 23 - cute little game like scrabble. Found that it uses a word list
> so you do have to use real words, can't just pick random letters. Keeps a
> best score which appears the same as the total score in your first game, if
> you exit the game and reopen it then the "total" is reset but the "best"
> still appears. If you start new activity then the best score is reset as
> well. The best score doesn't say how many turns you had, so you can beat
> your best score by playing the game longer. All letters have the same value,
> so perhaps if there was to be levels then it could assign extra points for
> using some letters like "q" or "z".
> Maybe there should be deliberate sets of letters and you have to make as
> many words as possible, then you get a list of words you missed afterwards.
> Currently this activity gives random letters so you often get letters that
> don't easily make words, and you get "q" without "u".
> Could this game be played in other languages that require tildes and things?
> DidgArt - very good idea. The mouse pointer is small so hard for people with
> glasses to see, but is probably useful for fine art work - maybe a resize
> pointer button? Reading the instructions made the activity make sense, was
> harder to learn without instructions. Found the keyboard tool change options
> very useful.. Pictures created don't appear in the journal so cant be added
> to Write.
> Python-Tute
> Requires you to use the Terminal as well. Maths functions working well. A
> bit ackward shifting between Python-tute and Terminal, tried using the alt
> tab but python-tute is very slow to display. Completed the first two pages.
> Derecho a Transitar - clicked on a speech bubble option and then there was
> no progress. Appears to still be running but never progressed and couldn't
> click on anything else.  Same problem on XO-1.0 and XO-1.5 machines.
> Textdungeon - seems there is only two spaces you can stand in as every way
> is blocked. Can pick up a key, sword, lamp and princess. Tried using them
> all, killed a dragon, but that is it. Stuck. Seems you can't progress
> further than that. Not sure how to edit the game as it suggests in Write.
> There will be no testing in Auckland at the Windsor for the next two
> Saturdays. Tabitha, Tom and Oliver will be visiting Wellington next weekend
> and can bring the XO-1.75s to show anyone in Wellington who is interested
> (Tom is going to KiwiCon). The following weekend we will be at Sunshine
> Coast if anyone lives there and wants to see them ;-) otherwise back to
> testing as usual on Saturday 19 November at the Windsor, Parnell.
> Thanks testers
> Tabitha
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