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Hi all,

We are looking for some intrepid existing Dianemo X86 users to help us test the Upgrade/Update process from Dianemo X86 12.04LTS. The testing will be around the update process itself - we have working systems that have been updated manually. Your testing will be focused on helping us debug the final issues in the installer. Zoneminder currently does not get automatically installed and will need some manual intervention. Also initially we will not be installing an updated motion_wrapper - but we do intend to have an update shortly for that.

This process still has some issues (which is why we need your involvement) and there will be bumps in the road. Don't expect a smooth ride! So please only volunteer if you are happy to loose access to your system for a period of time, hopefully only a few hours! Wrecking your system completely is pretty unlikely (we haven't managed that internally yet!) but I would backup your current config in Web Admin and download it to another system, and you might want to do an image backup of your main drive as a precaution too.

We will be on hand via Remote Assistance for anyone who volunteers, so that we can do some forensics on any failures or issues you experience and we will fix those for you as they occur.

So please PM me here if you are interested in helping out and i will get back to you with the information you need and the procedure we will need you to follow.

Thanks in advance to anyone who volunteers - we appreciate it greatly.

All the best


Andy
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Re: Call-out for Testers; Dianemo X86 Update to Ubuntu 14.04LTS
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015, 03:00:16 pm »
Just a quick update; We're making progress thanks to all of you that have volunteered so far. We still have some issues with Mythweb, diskless images though that we are still working through.

If you've already volunteered and have not yet been asked to run a test yet, please be patient. We are not running tests in parallel as we want to apply what we've previously learnt/fixed to the next test. So be patient please as testing will continue over the weekend for sure.

We're also still looking for volunteers to test the update - so please get in touch if you'd like to volunteer.

All the best

Andy

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Re: Call-out for Testers; Dianemo X86 Update to Ubuntu 14.04LTS
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2015, 03:49:05 pm »
Andrew,

I would appreciate feedback of what packages were problematic, and how you overcome the issues, so that we can utilize that information for LinuxMCE's move as well.

Thanks.

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Re: Call-out for Testers; Dianemo X86 Update to Ubuntu 14.04LTS
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2015, 04:05:32 pm »
Andrew,

I would appreciate feedback of what packages were problematic, and how you overcome the issues, so that we can utilize that information for LinuxMCE's move as well.

Thanks.

Sure will do Posde. I'll pull those details together for you and post them in a new thread in the Developers section over the weekend.

Update; I have not done this yet as we are still not clear of problems; But you can see a brief list of the problem packages here - http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=14058.msg101570#msg101570

Andy
« Last Edit: May 12, 2015, 10:33:16 am by totallymaxed »
Andy Herron,
CHT Ltd

For Dianemo/LinuxMCE consulting advice;
@herron on Twitter, totallymaxed+inquiries@gmail.com via email or PM me here.

Get Dianemo-Rpi2 ARM Licenses http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=14026.0

Get RaspSqueeze-CEC or Raspbmc-CEC for Dianemo/LinuxMCE: http://wp.me/P4KgIc-5P

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