On 31/1/2012 10:16 μμ, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
if you were subscribed to the openldap-devel list, you would see that
I have been making repeated calls for testing on the RE24 branch in
preparation for a 2.4.29 release.
I wanted to add that, in order to get more visibility to these calls,
you could also post them to this list, because I am sure that some
people (judging from myself) who could/would test are not developers but
sysadmins and would not be subscribed to the developer list.
Additionally, testing would surely be much more widespread if some RC
builds were available at least for the most common distros (RPM, deb).
If some of the project developers build RC package versions for their
own testing, why not post their builds and make them available to people
in this list?
OK, we can try and build, yet I believe that response to test calls
would be much greater if some RC package builds were available.
I guess that could be made possible if some distro/project package
maintainers could agree to provide packages (with standard options) for
RC versions e.g. in specialized repos.
That would allow testers to focus on testing the final product and not
spend considerable time in building (probably sometimes with inadequate
Finally, if there are some suggested testing scenarios that are proposed
for testing (e.g. running particular scripts), that would help testers
too. Otherwise, we would be testing haphazardly.
Just 2c - I'm only trying to help.