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No Support => General discussion (no support!) => Topic started by: Joachim Müller on July 28, 2009, 10:08:38 am

Title: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 28, 2009, 10:08:38 am
Recently, a first release of the cpg1.5.x series has been packaged: cpg1.5.1 has been released to a closed group of privileged users here on this forum.

No support
The cpg1.5.x series is currently still in alpha stage (not ready for production use at all) and goes completely, utterly unsupported (that's why there is no button on the cpg1.5.x support board that enables you to start a new thread - only the support forum has been created in advance to have a structure to refer to from within the documentation). Unsupported means: you're not allowed to ask a question about cpg1.5.x at all.
You wouldn't want to use cpg1.5.x on a production site, as many unexpected things may happen when using alpha software. We understand that there will be users who always want the latest and greatest version of an application, but you have to understand that we can not encourage you to use cpg1.5.x at this stage.

Testers wanted
This being said, we're looking for people who are ready to test cpg1.5.x thoroughly and report potential bugs in the application. This test is suppossed to take place on your testbed, which can be a local machine as well as a webhosted platform. As suggested above, you won't get any support for this, i.e. we will not help you how to set the testbed up in the first place. To become a tester, you need to be ready to do some reading first (as there is a lot of documentation that is mandatory to read) and you should have good computer skills, preferably coupled with a lot of experience with Coppermine.
Therefore, this thread exists where you can apply to become a tester - you need to reply to this thread and tell us why you should be promoted to become a member of the tester group. But wait, don't click on the "reply"-button yet: please read first what you should post in your request:
Do not just post silly things like "please let me become a tester, I want it badly". The amount of the letter "E" in the word "please" doesn't matter neither. Instead, we want to hear about your qualification: what will make you a good tester? Illustrate your request with data to back up your posting: it helps to prove that you're experienced in setting up and maintaining coppermine-driven galleries, so it's a good idea to post links to the galleries you maintain (remember to post a warning with the link if they are not safe for work). A method to make dead sure that you will not be picked as a tester is if you are running an outdated version of Coppermine on your webspace and you're posting a link to it on this thread. Another not-so-bright idea would be posting a link to a gallery with a custom theme that is totally invalid in terms of HTML or CSS well-formedness and validity.
As there currently are very few translations of the documentation available you will need appropriate language skills in English as well, so please back up your request by writing in plain English. You don't need to post a thesis with thousands of words, but we'd certainly here you talk about yourself and your skills as well as your testbed: it might be a good idea to prove your skills to post a test report by posting some details as suggested in the testing docs (http://documentation.coppermine-gallery.net/en/testing.htm).

Things that you should not do
Replies to this thread with flames or support requests will result in the posting getting deleted and your account will be banned instantly without further notifications.

How to find out if I have been picked as tester?
There will be no notification - just take a look at at your profile summary at the left side of your posting: if your status changes to a group with green, red, purple or orange squares underneath the group names. It doesn't make sense to bump your request - if you're not acknowledged as a tester, there will be no posting or message that says that your request was turned down. Please don't turn this thread into an argument: we'll delete all postings that have that kind of confrontational character.
After having been picked as a tester you can go to the actual announcement thread for cpg1.5.1 alpha (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,60757.0.html) for details and to find the download link.

Why do you release an alpha version only for a closed group? Isn't that against the principles of open source?
No, it's not against those principles: everybody is welcome to perform a SVN checkout (http://documentation.coppermine-gallery.net/en/dev_subversion.htm#subversion) to get the source code of cpg1.5.x, so we're not keeping you from getting your copy of cpg1.5.x even if your request for membership in the tester group should be turned down. It's our decision who we're giving support to and for what level of development that support is given. Please do not argue about that: don't lecture us about our policies unless you're Richard Stallman or Linus Torvalds.

Joachim Müller
- project manager Coppermine Photo Gallery -
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Joe Carver on July 28, 2009, 01:08:46 pm
I would be happy to be considered as a cpg1.5.1 alpha tester based on the following.

- Maintaining 2 public Coppermine installations
   - http://i-imagine.net/artists/index.php
   - http://gallery.josephcarver.com/natural/
    

- Although I am not an experienced programmer my skills include:
  - observation and perception
  - patience for experimentation and failure
  - an ability to make errors/mistakes not normally seen and being able to repeat and confirm conditions

- Experience testing machine control software (alpha, beta) in a manufacturing/business environment

- Proven track record as a contributor and as a "non-needy" poster to the support forum

Best Regards
Joe Carver  aka 'i-imagine'
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 28, 2009, 03:11:06 pm
It's not necessary to ask for membership of the tester group in your case, as you already have the needed privileges. You already have those little green squares underneath the group name, see? And you can click on the announcement thread link from above and actually see the announcement thread. ::)
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Gene-2008 on July 28, 2009, 08:30:07 pm
I'd like to become an alpha test. I have been running a Coppermine based site for maybe two years.

I have created my own theme and contributed it to the forum...igames_widescreen.

I have created scripts to realtime create albums from Coppermine albums for viewing with SimpleViewer and AutoViewer.

I understand HTML, php and MySql.

I have my own server that's running Fedora, Apache, Php and Mysql. I can create private development sites that I can run 1.5.1 on that will not be production.
Note it is offline the week of 7/24-8/1.

One of my sites is http://photo-server.genefyoung.com.

I have been looking for a good way to contribute to the forum via maybe creating some kind of pluggin but haven't come up with anything interesting so maybe doing some alpha testing would allow me to contribute.

Gene
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: ninjai on July 29, 2009, 07:29:16 am
Hello!
Use CPG to 5 years, I do have some experience with the system so I offer
to perform the tests in one of my servers.

Some of the galleries:

www.clickitatiba.com.br/fotos  ( 5 years on line )

www.clickmorungaba.com.br/galeria  ( 4 years on line )

www.itatibaec.com.br/galeria  (4 years on line )

www.clickmorungaba.com.br/cpg1-5-alfa  (Only for testing)

Not usually participate much of the forum, because I alone solving problems that arise. If I accept collaboration
be the entire provision. (Sorry for English, im a Brazilian)

Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Joachim Müller on July 29, 2009, 08:33:41 am
@Gene: the same answer I posted as a reply to i-imagine's posting applies for you as well: you already are in a privileged group and you already can access the resources needed, so you don't have to apply for membership in the tester group.

@all who are in a privileged group already: please don't clutter this thread with your requests. Try wether you can access the announcement thread for cpg1.5.1 alpha (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,60757.0.html). If you can, there's no need to reply to this thread. Only reply if you can't access that posting.

@ninjai: you're a nice example for the group of people who will definitely not be chosen as testers
A method to make dead sure that you will not be picked as a tester is if you are running an outdated version of Coppermine on your webspace and you're posting a link to it on this thread. Another not-so-bright idea would be posting a link to a gallery with a custom theme that is totally invalid in terms of HTML or CSS well-formedness and validity.
Posting a link to a cpg1.3.3-driven gallery (itatibaec) and reference to pages that make the W3C validator nearly explode (http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clickitatiba.com.br%2Ffotos%2F) is in my eyes rather a parody of an invalid posting, so I'm giving you 10 points for comedy, but zero for validity.

@others: don't be afraid to post - I am not keen to comment on everybody's reply here and I certainly won't. Let's see serious testing candidates. We don't need Superman. A regular gallery that works as expected, i.e. one that shows you're capable to maintain your site is all it needs.

Joachim
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: brr on July 29, 2009, 02:42:41 pm
Hello.

Maybe I could become a tester? I am not a programmer, but I like to test new products and solutions. I like to hunt for bugs and errors.

My gallery: http://web.brr.no/cpg-galleri/

(Standard installation, version 1.4.25, without any code changes, theme Water drop without modifications as standard theme, installed plugins: Light Box v1.2 and BrainFeeder RSS.)

My 1.5.1 alpha test gallery: http://web.brr.no/cpg15x/

I run my galleries at my home computer. I use Vista as OS and XAMPP (latest stable version) as WAMP - solution. I have done the installation and configuration of XAMMP and Coppermine myself without help.

Maybe I also can participate in translating from English to Norwegian (bokmål).

Bjørn Roger Rasmussen, Norway - http://www.brr.no/


Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: imasonaz on July 30, 2009, 12:00:07 am
I would love to help. I have lots of networking experience, *nix, BSD, Windows server, and a VB, java, HTML, and PHP understanding. I enjoy using coppermine as an easy alternative to a full opensource forum, and find that coppermine is easy to setup, use, and maintain. I would really enjoy playing around with a beta version of this gallery.

Currently, I maintain http://paulmasonphoto.net (1.4.19 A little out of date, I know, but I am about to archive all of the pictures before I do an update, and I'm fighting spam bots here, give me a break!)


Hope I can be of assistance!
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: jmcurtusan on July 30, 2009, 05:13:33 am
I would like to test this new Coppermine gallery 1.5.x.  on the account of the following:

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems:  March 2010                     
Concentration: Database Management            
DeVry University- Federal Way, WA

Associate of Applied Science: Computer Maintenance Technology: December 2003
Texas State Technical College-Waco, Texas

C-TECH Certified Network Cabling Specialist: August 2003
            
   
SKILLS

Software: DOS; Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, ME; Office 97, 2000, 2003, 2007; MS Project; Visual Studios 2005 / 2008; MS SQL 2005; Oracle; MySQL

Hardware: Setup; Install; Maintain; Troubleshoot; Repair

Networking: Cat-3; Cat-5; Cat-6; Coax RG6; Coax RG6 Quad; Distribution Block; Routers / Switches; Wireless

Programming Languages: C++; C#; PHP; ASP.NET; XHTML; Java; SQL
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Fabricio Ferrero on July 30, 2009, 07:09:03 am
@imasonaz: The people who is aiming this thread would read it before reply. This say it all.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: imasonaz on July 30, 2009, 07:22:00 am
@imasonaz: The people who is aiming this thread would read it before reply. This say it all.
What? If you are talking about my coppermine version being 1.4.19? I completely read the original post if that is what you are suggesting. I am not completely sure what you mean. Could you please explain what you are saying?
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Αndré on July 30, 2009, 09:04:30 am
If you are talking about my coppermine version being 1.4.19?

A method to make dead sure that you will not be picked as a tester is if you are running an outdated version of Coppermine on your webspace and you're posting a link to it on this thread.

Coppermine 1.4.20 was released on 2009-02-04 (almost 6 months ago!).
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: thischick on July 30, 2009, 08:56:16 pm
I would love to become a beta tester. I know I have never posted here before ( I follow the rules and search so I have never needed to post for help because I always find what I am looking for in the search )

My first language is English.
I have been using coppermine for about 5 years, here are some examples of my work with coppermine.

http://heart-miley.com/gallery
http://britneyspearsmedia.com/gallery/
http://ashley-fans.org/gallery/
http://gallery.kimkardashianfans.com/

All galleries are using version 1.4.23, I always keep my galleries up to date.

I also have coppermine installed on my local machine. I have a lot of experience with CSS (advanced), HTML and PHP.


Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: kxp on August 02, 2009, 09:18:50 pm
Hi!

I'd like to become a tester. I know I haven't been very active on the board but I've managed to solve my problems by fixing them myself or searching the board. I started to use coppermine about 3 or 4 years ago. English is my second language but I have no problems in expressing myself or urderstanding others.

I'm experienced in hunting down bugs and giving adequate information on them. I've worked a lot with HTML and CSS. Also I have experimented with PHP and MySQL for some time now.

http://galerii.blue.pri.ee/

And yes, I'm actually running a CPG 1.5.x build I got from the CPG trunk. I usually update it once a week. The reason for using an alpha release was a trial to resolve an anomaly where my usergroups table often got flushed.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: ninjai on August 03, 2009, 05:50:59 pm

@ninjai: you're a nice example for the group of people who will definitely not be chosen as testersPosting a link to a cpg1.3.3-driven gallery (itatibaec) and reference to pages that make the W3C validator nearly explode (http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1&uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clickitatiba.com.br%2Ffotos%2F) is in my eyes rather a parody of an invalid posting, so I'm giving you 10 points for comedy, but zero for validity.

Joachim


Humiliation ... but at least I tried, I can die in peace.
[]'s Ninjai
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: ballermann09 on August 07, 2009, 12:34:19 pm
Ich wäre auch gerne Alphatester ;-)

Meine Projekte: fotos.airfans.de (http://fotos.airfans.de) , www.event-fotos-online.de (http://www.event-fotos-online.de)  und www.rhein-sieg-galerie.de (http://www.rhein-sieg-galerie.de)

Gruß

Bodo
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Αndré on August 07, 2009, 01:02:04 pm
Ich wäre auch gerne Alphatester ;-)

Meine Projekte: fotos.airfans.de (http://fotos.airfans.de) , www.event-fotos-online.de (http://www.event-fotos-online.de)  und www.rhein-sieg-galerie.de (http://www.rhein-sieg-galerie.de)

Gruß

Bodo
As you replied in German, I think your English isn't sufficient to read the English docs and report bugs in English.

Note: The main language in this board is English. You mustn't speak other languages, expect in the language specific boards.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: ballermann09 on August 07, 2009, 01:12:06 pm
I would be an Alpha Tester, too ;-)

My projects are foto.airfans.de  (http://foto.airfans.de) , www.rehin-sieg-galerie.de  (http://www.rehin-sieg-galerie.de) und www.event-fotos-online.de  (http://www.event-fotos-online.de) .


Regards

Bodo
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: François Keller on August 07, 2009, 02:43:21 pm
hum, the first two link's are dead  ???
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Αndré on August 07, 2009, 02:46:14 pm
Typos. Here are the actual links:
fotos.airfans.de (http://fotos.airfans.de)
www.event-fotos-online.de (http://www.event-fotos-online.de)
www.rhein-sieg-galerie.de (http://www.rhein-sieg-galerie.de)
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: ballermann09 on August 07, 2009, 03:51:21 pm
@ eenemeenemuu

Thanks !

I had to write the last post very quick, because I have been at work at that time  ;D
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: kitt1977 on August 08, 2009, 08:40:06 pm

Hello ,

Since i'm using Coppermine for many years on differtent websites .
I'm also intressed becoming an alpha tester .


Sites running coppermine now :

http://fotos.kitt.be/

http://pictures.partyghost.be/


Regards ,

Tom
Belgium
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Phill Luckhurst on August 08, 2009, 08:48:54 pm
Kitt1977,

One of the requirements to being a tester is to show that you are able. Posting a link to a gallery that is extremely far behind such as one of yours is not a good start really. It shows that you have not read the initial post by Joachim stating what you should and should not do.

Coppermine version: 1.4.14 - http://pictures.partyghost.be/

I suggest you upgrade that site as a matter of urgency.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: kitt1977 on August 08, 2009, 08:55:25 pm
Kitt1977,

One of the requirements to being a tester is to show that you are able. Posting a link to a gallery that is extremely far behind such as one of yours is not a good start really. It shows that you have not read the initial post by Joachim stating what you should and should not do.

Coppermine version: 1.4.14 - http://pictures.partyghost.be/

I suggest you upgrade that site as a matter of urgency.

You are right idd , the reason it is not yet updated it because i set it up for a friend a while ago and there are some mods done  by someone else . ( bad example to post here i agree )
The other one is my personal and as you can see it's up to date ..

Tom
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: François Keller on August 08, 2009, 09:39:56 pm
Quote
The other one is my personal and as you can see it's up to date ..
Yes but did not work as expected  :-\ see hers http://fotos.kitt.be/displayimage.php?album=88&pos=14 (http://fotos.kitt.be/displayimage.php?album=88&pos=14)
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: kitt1977 on August 08, 2009, 09:53:03 pm
Yes but did not work as expected  :-\ see hers [url]http://fotos.kitt.be/displayimage.php?album=88&pos=14

yep stil working on that now .. adding medium size pics ( also on older albums ) but it takes a while ..
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: bizzard on August 09, 2009, 02:19:20 pm
I would also like to apply to be a cpg1.5.1 alpha tester.

I have been using Coppermine for 4 years. I wasn't much active here in the forum, as I was satisfied with what Coppermine has got for me. Recently I had a server problem. I lost few of my files, including some Coppermine themes I modified. Currently, my galleries are in a temporary server. You can check that at:
1) http://bizzard.info/Cool-Works/comrades/album/
2) http://bizzard.info/Cool-Works/flipperz/gallery/
I'll soon move them and they would be available at http://comrades.pxq.in/album/ and http://flipperz.pxq.in/gallery/ respectively.

I have my personal gallery too on Coppermine, with a theme modified by me, but uses 1.4.19 as I am not bothered much about it. Its located at http://www.tvmanukrishnan.co.cc/gallery/

I am a engineering student and I am interested to check out and test the new features which might include AJAX and all. I love coding and hope being a tester will help me too in my career.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Joachim Müller on August 09, 2009, 02:53:46 pm
@bizzard: it usually helps to at least read the initial posting in a thread
A method to make dead sure that you will not be picked as a tester is if you are running an outdated version of Coppermine on your webspace and you're posting a link to it on this thread.
So no: no tester status for you, sorry. Nor will there be tester status for anyone else who will do the same thing and refer to a sample for previous activities that is outdated. This has been explained often enough on this thread already (in the replies #5, 9, 10, 11 and 22).

@all: please do not bother to even reply to this thread if all you can come up with is a link to an outdated coppermine install. This is not a support thread.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: cjmcc on August 11, 2009, 09:36:23 pm
I'll help test, I'm laid off from work right now so have some spare time, I dont know a thing, but I do have a coopermine site.

http://www.coloroasis.com (http://www.coloroasis.com)
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: bizzard on August 12, 2009, 06:55:55 pm
@ Joachim Müller
I have two of my galleries running the latest coppermine. Check them in their new location:

1) http://flipperz.pxq.in/gallery/
2) http://comrades.pxq.in/album/

I think you haven't checked my galleries and replied just by seeing the old version number in my post. I am not using my personal gallery now a days and in search of something very simple. I referred to that just to show that I could edit/create themes for coppermine.

Select me if you feel my explanation is sufficient.

With regards,
Tvm.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: skmdd on August 13, 2009, 04:34:28 pm
I would be happy to be considered as a cpg1.5.1 alpha tester based on the following.

- Maintaining public Coppermine installations
   - http://DecoratingDesktop.com (***not suitable at work)

I always upgrade to the latest version at once. I am skilled with PHP, Java etc.

Best Regards
skmdd
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Phill Luckhurst on August 13, 2009, 05:30:39 pm
skmdd,

Well I tried to visit your site but as it turned into a pop-up advertising frenzy I gave up. I did manage to glean you are using <!--Coppermine Photo Gallery 1.4.24 (stable)-->, possibly, but it was too painfull to stay around and check for sure.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: mattbta on August 13, 2009, 09:47:03 pm
I would like to test.

I'm skilled in php/mysql in addition to java/oracle/db2/netezza.  My professional life consists of business intelligence consulting developing reports and data warehouses as well as customizing the UI through vendor SDK's.

I've run the SVN for a while to tinker/test with.  Five years of running CPG.

http://brotherson.com/gallery
http://brotherson.com/molly/gallery

Cheers,
-Matt Brotherson
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: jeje62 on August 14, 2009, 02:36:38 pm
Hi !
Id' like to help you in testing the 1.5 Coppermine Gallery.

I'm a French photographer using Coppermine gallery for my job : http://www.echo62.com/cpg132.
Don't look the theme of the gallery, I'm running to change all the website.

Coppermine is a very powerfull tool for us photographers !
In the new Website, i use Coppermine like a CMS and gallery and pics will be add on post in the websites (sorry for my bas english, i expected you understand me...)

Hope you'll accept my request

PS : I'm running on Win2003 server with php 5.2.8 - Mysql 5 - IIS6 and all is needed...
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Anju on August 20, 2009, 01:00:12 pm
Hi, I am also using coppermine since years

here one of my 8 gallerys...

http://www.true-blood.org/gallery


I also want to become one of the testers...
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: François Keller on August 20, 2009, 01:10:34 pm
hum "site powered by coppermine-gallery.de" and cpg1.4.14...
I think it would be difficult for you to persuade us to give you tester status...
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Callipso on August 24, 2009, 03:50:04 am
i can help us, i work in desing 2010 of mi site...

my 2 gallerys www.neuquen-arde.com.ar/Fotos (2007-2009) and www.neuquen-arde.com.ar/fotos (2005-2008)
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: onthepike on August 24, 2009, 04:00:33 am
www.neuquen-arde.com.ar/Fotos (2007-2009)
Version 1.4.3

and www.neuquen-arde.com.ar/fotos (2005-2008)
Version 1.4.16

You might want to update those before someone with any pull verifies :-)

This isn't rocket science. The Dev Team has a few very simple requirements. One of them is having an UP-TO-DATE gallery. Why is this so overlooked?
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Joachim Müller on August 24, 2009, 08:54:34 am
This thread is running exactly as I was afraid that it would run: 70 % of all those who reply here haven't even bothered to read the initial announcement posting, nor have they bothered to at least skim the thread, which is just frustrating, because they do not qualify as potential alpha tester, but just as jerks.

So let's alter the rules a bit: from now on, I will instantly ban those who post in this thread with a reference to an outdated gallery (and anything older than cpg1.4.25 is an outdated gallery right now) or a gallery that shows more than 20 errors in the HTML validator of the W3C (http://validator.w3.org/). The ban will be permanent and the posting in this thread will remain. Additionally, they will be humiliated as much as possible, which is intended.

Warning: do not reply to this thread unless you have read and understood it.

Joachim Müller
- coppermine project manager-
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Fabricio Ferrero on August 24, 2009, 04:12:03 pm
So let's alter the rules a bit: from now on, I will instantly ban those who post in this thread with a reference to an outdated gallery (and anything older than cpg1.4.25 is an outdated gallery right now) or a gallery that shows more than 20 errors in the HTML validator of the W3C (http://validator.w3.org/).
And we also should remove without notice all the unnecesary post  from now on. This topic is cluttered by no-tester and it's senseless to have those replies here.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Joachim Müller on August 24, 2009, 11:22:32 pm
Well, they made a fool out of themselves, so they deserve the public humiliation. I disagree to remove the postings, as this would make the replies look silly. We can't do that.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: phoenix_78 on August 26, 2009, 11:25:37 am
Hi

I had a gallery running for years some times ago (stopped at 1.4.23) with 1000 of photos and some addons, my proper theme etc...
I deleted at that time and now I want to restart from 0 and I think this would be a great idea to test it with the new alpha version...

I also integrated the gallery at that time in my joomla sites... I suppose this will be possible again with the new version... Just need than to figure out how :)

I'm not a very skilled php scripter but I know enough to find out some problems or so...

So I would be glad to be accepted as tester... I also can test multilingual system (french, german, english...) if this is needed (or help translate - if it will be multilingual)

Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: mr.goose on August 26, 2009, 04:40:39 pm
I would like to offer my services if I may. I am a big fan of open source software generally and of Coppermine in particular. However, I feel I have taken far more from the open source community that I ever gave back. Therefore, I would like to take the opportunity to contribute something useful to the project, if I can.


I run quite a few Coppermine instances, mostly on intranets. This is one of my public ones:-

http://www.garfnet.org.uk/coppermine (http://www.garfnet.org.uk/coppermine)

The XHTML & CSS both validate (or they did last time I checked!). Moreover, I always run latest GPG version - especially on instances that are accessible from the internet. IMHO, considering all the "nasties" on the net, it seems a little irresponsible not to patch ASAP - especially as a compromised site could infect one's visitors.

Best wishes, G.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Phill Luckhurst on August 26, 2009, 06:49:08 pm
IMHO, considering all the "nasties" on the net, it seems a little irresponsible not to patch ASAP - especially as a compromised site could infect one's visitors.

That is a comment I would like to use in the future so I hope is it not copyrighted :)
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: mr.goose on August 26, 2009, 07:14:32 pm
That is a comment I would like to use in the future so I hope is it not copyrighted :)
At the risk of swerving violently off-topic, this is a subject about which I feel strongly. In the real world, if you invite someone into your home, then you have a duty to take reasonable care to ensure their safety. I think the same should apply in the virtual world. So, yes, please consider it GPL'd!  ;D

Best wishes, G.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Daiva on August 28, 2009, 05:24:37 pm
I am using Coppermine gallery for about 3 years. English is my second language, but I have no problems in material understanding.
I am a student in programming and I have some experience with HTML, CSS and a little with PHP. Being a tester would be a great experience for me.
Here is my latest gallery:
http://danceart.lt/galerija/ (http://danceart.lt/galerija/). I removed a lot of things and made it as plain as possible because it will be integrated into a website.

I also hope to participate in Lithuanian translation improving, as in the 1.4.25 version I have found few mistypes.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Nigel_Aves on September 22, 2009, 08:03:30 am
I'm more than willing to throw my hat into the testing side.

I'm really new to Coppermine (5 hours to be precise) and I'm very pleased how the new gallery is taking shape. I'm running the software at the top most level of a sub-domain. Up until now I've been using gallery2 but decided I wanted to go with a new look and feel. There is no hurry to get this new sub-domain on-line as my Gallery is still fully functional.

In my real profession (the one that pays the majority of bills)  I do a lot of software testing and work closely with the development team (I'm what's loosely called a Project Manager). So, I'm used to finding and reporting bugs. Secondary to that I'm a semi-pro (pays for the beer!) photographer working in Colorado.

If you believe I can be of assistance please don't hesitate to write.

Nigel Aves.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: gigiskhan on September 22, 2009, 10:45:46 am
Hi Dears,

I am using copermine gallery for 2 years now.
I am a free-lance C programmer usually working for steel industry.

Thanks to the global crysis, I have now some spare time and would like to contribute to your project; being for exemple tester.

I do have basic knowledge with LAMP and HTML.

My gallery:
http://gigi.is-a-geek.net/album (http://gigi.is-a-geek.net/album)

Is running on my linux box (kubuntu 9.01).
I use imagemagic apache 2.2.11 php 5.2.6 and mysql 5.0.75

It is a basic gallery with rainy days theme.

I do not have the very last release of copermine but keep running release 1.4.24 as I do not have uploads problems with PHP.

I could install a second gallery for test purpose.

I hope I can help.

Regards.

Ghislain AUTRET
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: fernando22042 on September 29, 2009, 01:58:45 am
I Just wanna be able to test all available features of 1.5.1
I start using coppermine with PhpNuke since 2003
I just wanna know how can I help to make it better
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Vurmil on October 09, 2009, 04:01:55 pm
Hi, I am also using coppermine since years

I also want to become one of the testers...

I will start the Polish translation.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: cohassetsteve on October 18, 2009, 08:48:51 pm
I would like to become an Alpha tester...

I maintained a CPG gallery for about a year but switched to Gallery2 for many reasons - I deleted my old CPG installation and am sorry I did, I have installed 1.4 again and have imported my G2 files back into CPG and will be adding the enhancements. the url is
http://www.viertell.com/cpg (http://www.viertell.com/cpg)
it's just a barebones gallery at the moment. My old cpg gallery had lot's of plugins and worked well.

I would probably do the testing of the Alpha version on my local Ubuntu server that's not accessible from the Internet and only from my little intranet.

I'm not a php programmer, but as a retired 20 year IT guy, I'm not afraid to modify php scripts, etc.

Thanks for your consideration
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: cohassetsteve on October 18, 2009, 08:53:47 pm
I would like to become an Alpha tester...

I maintained a CPG gallery for about a year but switched to Gallery2 for many reasons - I deleted my old CPG installation and am sorry I did, I have installed 1.4 again and have imported my G2 files back into CPG and will be adding the enhancements. the url is
http://www.viertell.com/cpg (http://www.viertell.com/cpg)
it's just a barebones gallery at the moment. My old cpg gallery had lot's of plugins and worked well.

I would probably do the testing of the Alpha version on my local Ubuntu server that's not accessible from the Internet and only from my little intranet.

I'm not a php programmer, but as a retired 20 year IT guy, I'm not afraid to modify php scripts, etc.

Thanks for your consideration

BTW, I also maintain a Drupal installation at http://www.cohassetsteve.com (http://www.cohassetsteve.com) so I'm very familiar with maintaining open source scripts.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Albumi on November 17, 2009, 12:44:51 am
Sorry if this question is asked already!

Is any release date for 1.5.x  Final date?

Because I'm planing to launch a gallery website!

Thanks!
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Pascal YAP on November 17, 2009, 01:23:56 am
Read that => http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,62505.0.html  ;)
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Vurmil on November 17, 2009, 07:13:25 pm
This is a partial translation of the Polish language.

I translated about 40% of the file.

All the major inscriptions visible from the position of a user are translated at 99%
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Αndré on November 18, 2009, 09:46:57 am
This is a partial translation of the Polish language.
Added in r6747.
Title: Re: cpg1.5.1 alpha: how to become a tester
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 18, 2009, 06:34:34 pm
Now that cpg1.5.2 has been released (http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,62505.0.html) as a public beta, this thread is no longer needed. Locking and un-stickyfying it.