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Old 04-29-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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Slackware lab exist for testing?


Was curious if there is such a thing as a slackware lab? I would guess "no" due to distributed nature of things now. But maybe the lab consists of the developers getting their hands on hardware via generosity, luck, etc.

Just curious what's out there or if there's a wish list.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Not sure I get the idea here.

Are you asking if there is an official location where the developers work that you can send hardware and such to? In that case, no.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 09:48 PM   #3
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Yeah I was asking that and also just curious how things do or do not get tested. I am guessing that since it's a collaborative project that the testing gets done as things progress.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 09:55 PM   #4
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There is some behind-the-scenes testing, and you can get a little bit of advanced notice on new packages or features going into Slackware if you manage to catch one of the main team members on the IRC channel; but other than that, all the testing is done by the users of -current. We the users do the majority of the testing, and send bug reports (and ideally, fixes) upstream.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 11:20 PM   #5
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If you want to send me some hardware I'd gladly test...
 
Old 04-29-2010, 11:34 PM   #6
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If you want to send me some hardware I'd gladly test...
Ha-ha, you are a generous person, my friend!
As previously mentioned a lot of the hardware testing is done by Slackware-current users.

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Old 04-30-2010, 01:37 PM   #7
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If you want to send me some hardware I'd gladly test
Ok, post the list of the hardware that's been tested so far and the test results too.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 05:35 PM   #8
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WARNING***Post removed due to levity***WARNING

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Old 04-30-2010, 05:51 PM   #9
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I tested an i7 920 and it just didn't work, I have high hopes for the i7 980X though. When can I expect the new CPU?
That is interesting information. I am planning on building a new desktop this spring with an i7 920. That will certainly change if Slack will not work on it. What didn't work?

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Old 04-30-2010, 05:55 PM   #10
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That is interesting information. I am planning on building a new desktop this spring with an i7 920. That will certainly change if Slack will not work on it. What didn't work?

Bob
Sorry it was a joke, the previous post seemed to imply that if we provided a list of hardware that had already been tested and it's results that we would be provided with new hardware to test. Just a joke about me trying to get a free $1200 processor.

My i7 920 works flawlessly. I have it overclocked to 3.332 Mhz and I couldn't be happier with it.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 06:16 PM   #11
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Phew!! You scared me for a minute.. My wife is getting it as a gift. I have been really looking forward to getting it. The i7 920X is 890 here in the UK, but the i7 920 can be purchased for a 150. I am getting the 920. I figure it will be far more than I will ever need.

Bob
 
Old 04-30-2010, 07:04 PM   #12
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I tested an i7 920 and it just didn't work
That's just one piece of hardware. That is a short list. But I guess it's a start. But you didn't include the test results.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 03:49 PM   #13
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Talk about a bombed joke...
 
Old 05-01-2010, 04:09 PM   #14
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Phew!! You scared me for a minute.. My wife is getting it as a gift. I have been really looking forward to getting it. The i7 920X is 890 here in the UK, but the i7 920 can be purchased for a 150. I am getting the 920. I figure it will be far more than I will ever need.

Bob
I haven't noticed any problems with 920 and Slackware64 13. Works like charm!!!
 
Old 05-01-2010, 05:33 PM   #15
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Talk about a bombed joke...
Yeah, it just kinda wizzed right by didn't it?

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