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RawBearNYC
2005-10-25, 09:13 PM
I'm thinking of upgrading the message boards to YaBB 2. *It's a major change and requires converting the existing data structure to a new one (they have a tool for it). *I'm also going to want to see if it will play nice under mod_perl. *So, I want to set it up in a test environment. *I'm going to need some volunteers to help me test it. *If you're interested, please respond here with:

Operating System:
Browser Type and Version:
Connection Speed:

I'll select some volunteers from those listed and contact them via PM. *I probably won't be contacting folks to say "no thanks". *And, of course, all this is dependent on my setting up the test environment, which I hope to do over the weekend, but, who knows :P

Thanks

Edit: Zherog posed a question I should have answered. I'd like the testing to happen over the course of a week. No need for coordinated scheduleing.

Zherog
2005-10-25, 10:08 PM
If testing can be done in the evening or over a weekend, I'll be happy to help out. I can test under two environments:

PC 1:

OS: XP Home Edition Version 2002, Service Pack 2
Browser Type and Version: Mozilla 1.7.3

PC 2:

OS: XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 1
Browser Type and Version: IE 6.0.2800.1106.xpsp2.040919-1003

I could also hijack my wife's PC for a little while; I don't know exact version numbers but she has XP home and IE.


edit: yeah, I forgot connection speed. It's cable.

Lilly
2005-10-25, 10:46 PM
I'd be glad to help out, but my technical knowledge extends to "It's BROKEN!!! Someone fix it!"

OS: XP Home
Browser: Firefox 1.0.7
Connecion speed: Cable

I have access to PC's with XP pro and IE 6 at school also Mac's with I don't know what browser.

Rawhide
2005-10-25, 10:58 PM
I'm in.


I have access to several computers with Windows XP Professional SP1 and SP2 running IE6 SP2 and Firefox. If you would like I can get a complete rundown of all respective version combinations. Connection speed: 512/128 ADSL

Edit: Oh, well, over the course of a week, I can also get sporadic access to computers with Win95/98 and 2000 running IE5/5.5/6.

Gorbash Kazdar
2005-10-26, 12:45 AM
I'd be happy to help as well. I have two PCs:

PC 1
OS:
Windows XP Professional w/Service Pack 2 (V 5.1, build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)

Browser Types and Versions:
Opera (V 8.5 build 7700)
Mozilla Firefox (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6)

Connection: Cable via G-format wireless network - up to 54.0 Mbps

PC 2
OS:
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition w/Service Pack 2 (V 5.1, build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)

Browser Types and Versions:
Internet Explorer (V 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Mozilla Firefox (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716 Firefox/1.0.6)

Connection: Cable via G-format wireless network - up to 54.0 Mbps; but PC 2 is a laptop, so I can take it other places (on campus, coffee shops) to do testing

The Prince of Cats
2005-10-26, 06:42 AM
I will help...

Operating System: Windows XP
Browser Type and Version: Firefox 1.0.7
Connection Speed: 1Mbps ADSL

El Jaspero, the Pirate King
2005-10-26, 11:35 AM
I'm participating!

OS: Mac OS 10.4.3
Browser: Safari 2.0.1 and IE 5.2.3
Connection: DSL via AirPort Extreme

Edna
2005-10-26, 03:35 PM
I'd be happy to help:

Operating System: Mac OS 10.4.2
Browser Type and Version: Firefox 1.0.6
Connection Speed: Cable modem

I also have IE 5.2.2, Netscape 7.1, Opera 6.0, and Safari 2.0.1 for Mac OS X. If you're interested in testing for older Mac OS, I can run OS 9.2 in Classic mode, and I have IE, Netscape, and Opera in those versions, also.

Edna

WampaX
2005-10-26, 03:43 PM
Sure, I think you have all the high end machines/ operating systems covered . . . Let me get home and give you some old school system stats to test out the low end.

Operating System: Win98 2ed ver 4.10.2222.A
Browser Type: FireFox 1.0.7, IE 6.0.2800.1106, Netscape Navigator 4.75
Internet Connection: Cable

LordMiritar
2005-10-26, 04:24 PM
I'd love to help!

Operating System: XP Home, Version 5.1.2600
Browser Type and Version: Internet Explorer Version 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519
Connection Speed: Verizon online DSL @ 12.0 Megabytes per second (Mbps)

Frojoe21
2005-10-26, 04:48 PM
Sure, why the hell not, I'm up to it.

OS: Windows XP, Service pack 2
Browser type: Mozilla Firefox 5.0 (1.7/12)
Connection Speed: Cable

triffid
2005-10-26, 04:59 PM
I'm willing.

Operating System: MacOS 9.2
Browser Type and Version: Mozilla 1.2.1
Connection Speed: 56k dialup

RawBearNYC
2005-11-01, 07:13 PM
I didn't do the upgrade this past weekend, maybe next weekend, thanks all.

The_Beast_Rabban
2005-11-02, 07:19 AM
If you still need volunteers I'm interested

OS: Windows NT 4.00.1381
Browser: IE 5.5.50.4807.2300
Connection: Unsure. Office network so faster than dialup

Samiam303
2005-11-28, 10:28 PM
I'll help if ya still need it, Im running Firefox 1.0.7 on XP Pro.
EDIT: Knew I forgot something, I use a lower-end DSL connection. ::)

Bears With Lasers
2005-11-29, 12:18 PM
I'll help if you need me.

System: Windows XP home version, Version 5.1
Browser: Internet Explorer
Version: 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519
Connection Speed: 10.0 Megabytes per second (Mbps)

dedicated
2005-12-04, 08:18 PM
Windows XP home edition
Internet explorer 6.0.2900.2180
Connection: 100 mbps

Ego Slayer
2005-12-05, 11:44 AM
I'll help if you still nee it.

Operating System: Winows XP home

Browser Type and Version: IE and Mozilla
Don't know the versions but I know Mozilla is proabably the newest.

Connection Speed: 100.0Mbps

Annarrkkii
2005-12-06, 11:04 PM
Just out of curiosity, is that actually TESTED at 100 bits? Or is that what you ISP says? I am willing to bet you get less than 75 percent of that.

Samiam303
2005-12-07, 10:54 AM
Assuming she uses the same DSL provider as me, the reason it comes up as 100 Mbps. is that it uses your PC's ethernet port, which gets 100 Mbps. Therefore, it shows the highest speed your pc could handle, not the actual speed your getting.
NOTE: I'm sharing my DSL connection wirelessly at 11 Mbps, and not noticing any differences from the PC it's actually connected to. Therefore, the actual speed is less than 11 Mbps.

RawBearNYC
2005-12-07, 02:17 PM
Mod bumps the thread with his hip, in hopes that it will get back on topic.

I knew what the poster meant when they typed it, no need for further discussion.

tarlen
2005-12-07, 02:56 PM
Assuming the bump means you want more volunteers, I'm up for it. :D

OS: Windows XP Pro and CentOS 4.0 Linux
Browser: Firefox 1.5 and Konquerer (not sure what version)
Connection Speed: 2Mbps

JeffreyToTheMax
2005-12-07, 10:49 PM
It couldn't hurt to offer, in case you need me:

OS: Windows XP
Browser: Internet Explorer 6
Speed: 11 Mbps

Samiam303
2005-12-08, 10:28 AM
Allrighty RawBear, I was directing that to the guy who had asked, not to you. Just out of curiousity, do you have any idea when the upgrade's actually gonna happen? :P ::)

Ego Slayer
2005-12-13, 01:32 PM
Assuming she uses the same DSL provider as me, the reason it comes up as 100 Mbps. is that it uses your PC's ethernet port, which gets 100 Mbps. Therefore, it shows the highest speed your pc could handle, not the actual speed your getting.
NOTE: I'm sharing my DSL connection wirelessly at 11 Mbps, and not noticing any differences from the PC it's actually connected to. Therefore, the actual speed is less than 11 Mbps.

Maybe if I keep saying stupid things you'll keep correcting them and I don't ever have to take a dummies guide to computers class. ::) ;D
How the heck am I supposed to know what the actual speed is then? :-[

I just read that the upgrade was around Jan 1st...

Samiam303
2005-12-13, 03:15 PM
It wasn't stupid, just wrong. :P And you aren't supposed to know... they want you to think they're giving you 100 Mbps.

RawBearNYC
2005-12-13, 05:50 PM
Bumps the thread harder to keep it on track.

Samiam303
2005-12-13, 06:35 PM
Notices that RawBear still hasn't answered the question I asked in an attempt to return the thread to it's original topic. :P

RawBearNYC
2005-12-13, 07:30 PM
yeah, I noticed that too, bump.

Samiam303
2005-12-13, 10:59 PM
Okay, now this isn't funny... >:( ;)

fryer1
2005-12-18, 04:02 PM
I would assume that samiam303 would like an answer, i would also like to know but no hurry, i've been here since a little while before Rawbear said the upgrade would happen, i think, and i haven't noticed any changes to the boards.

I also seem to remember Rich posting a message on the 'News' on the home page saying that there were going to be some changes to the website and wondered if the two topics were linked.

Samiam303
2005-12-21, 09:17 PM
I don't really care if my question get's answered or not, I've just got nothing better to do than hand around here and harass the mods. ;D

Samiam303
2006-01-15, 01:03 AM
Rawbear, it's *been long enough that I think it's safe to ask again: ;) Is this upgrade ever going to happen in the near future, or are we just sticking with the New Server for now?

RawBearNYC
2006-01-18, 10:54 AM
Upgrading the board software is on the to do list, but got pushed downward in priority. Thanks for all of the offers of assistance, when the priority reaches critical, i'll be contacting some of you for assistance.

amorelli
2006-02-04, 04:10 PM
If you need any more help...

Comp #1
Operating System: Mac OS 10.4.4
Browser Type and Version: Safari 2.0.3, Netscape 7.1, Firefox 1.5.0.1, AOL 10.3.6
Connection Speed: DSL

Comp #2
Operating System: Mac OS 10.3.9
Browser Type and Version: Safari 1.3.1, AOL 10.3.6
Connection Speed: DSL

Jack Squat
2006-02-09, 09:38 PM
Just incase you need more help

OS: Windows XP Home Edition
Browser: IE6
Connection: DSL though LAN