On Tue, Feb 19, 2002 at 12:50:11PM -0500, Michael Lucas wrote: Hi Michael,
> It seems that the best we can hope for is to educate some of the > braver users who are ready to take the next step and are willing to > donate some time to us. Agreed. I think there are people out there willing to help and become testers, they're just afraid of -CURRENT 'horror histories'. Running -current is not a walk in the park, and no one should attempt to do any serious work with it, but imho it's stable enough for your average mp3 listening, web browsing and kde/gnome/whathaveyou usage. > I'm considering doing a series of articles on testing FreeBSD-current, > including: setting up for kernel dumps, what to type at the debugger > prompt after a crash, filing a decent bug report, what to expect from > -current, and so on. I would also make it clear when to not bother > filing a bug report (i.e., "You crashed, but had no WITNESS? Sorry, > enable WITNESS & try again."). This would be (I suspect) three > articles, running about a month and a half. Sounds very good, and yes, most people disable witness so their system doesn't crawl like a 286 :) > My question to the community is: is it too early to do this? If I > start now, the articles would probably appear April-May. I don't think it's too early, IMHO it's a very good idea, having specific info on how to use -CURRENT will be beneficial for the community and atract more users to it. Cheers, -- Miguel Mendez - [EMAIL PROTECTED] GPG Public Key :: http://energyhq.homeip.net/files/pubkey.txt EnergyHQ :: http://www.energyhq.tk FreeBSD - The power to serve!
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