OpenUru Minkata test shard opens

Rarified announced on the OpenUru forums today the opening of the Minkata test shard.

Why is this important? As rarified explains:

The test shard will be the place where programming (and hopefully in the future, content) contributions to open source Uru projects can be experienced by players, and provide an opportunity for players to submit problem reports about those contributions. Exposing changes, fixes, and new features through public use of the shard is an essential step in identifying problems before those contributions are passed back to Cyan for incorporation into the public Myst Online Uru Live: Again game servers.

If you would like to help test things out, rarified outlines how to access the shard.

In another OpenUru post, Mac_Fife describes how to report bugs found on the shard. Two systems are available: JIRA (ultimately the preferred way, but some might find it dauntingly technical) and a far-friendlier support ticket system called Hesk.

I’ve tried out the latter — it is very straightforward to use.

Finally, and in connection with the above, JWPlatt is asking for volunteers:

We need volunteers to review bug reports and feature requests from this basic ticket system, then consolidate support requests into unique issues and enter them into our JIRA tracking system on Foundry. We expect all issue reports to eventually end up submitted as a JIRA issue, even if they do not start there. (For those who are familiar with JIRA, please use it directly to save time and effort.)

Experience with JIRA is a plus. No experience is necessary if you are an independent thinker and eager to learn.

So: some exciting developments and opportunities along the road to open-source MOULa.

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5 Comments

  1. thednivoice said,

    December 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    VERY exciting news! I am currently waiting for my download to finish 🙂

  2. Skydiver Watashi said,

    December 23, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    Tried to download Minkata shard and get and error message…Con’t have dedx9_27.dll

  3. Skydiver Watashi said,

    December 23, 2011 at 10:24 PM

    found dll but now it crashes going from avitar choice to relto with a whole list of errors…3 out of 3 times
    UruLive.Live.1.902 – External.Release
    Exception type: Access violation
    Call stack (14 levels):
    0x00000000
    0x00000000
    0x00000000
    0x00000000
    0x00000000
    0x77759EA5
    0x77759ED2
    0x764B339A
    0x0088195A
    0x7C34C456
    0x06F58534
    0x00462859
    0x0053D9ED
    0x0053F79B


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