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Open beta test of the new databaseby Co-Rion (Monk)
|on Sep 24, 2008 at 19:00 UTC||Need Help??|
After some trials and tribulations we're proud to announce the Beta Database. The database should be an exact copy of the production database running on a beefier machine.
Against the spirit of Google, beta means beta, and not "unsupported" or "don't sue us". It means that:
All changes on the Beta Database will be lost, as it is only temporary.
The database is a copy of PerlMonks as of the 24th of September. Please don't post real questions there and also don't post answers there. It will be wiped whenever a new copy of the real PerlMonks database is loaded into it.
As we're moving from MySQL 4 to MySQL 5, there are bound to be some queries and pages that don't work anymore. ambrus thankfully has already found two such instances (MySQL 5 is very picky about the order of implicit JOINs and LEFT JOINs). Please go there, check that everything is as you expect, and reply here with the pages you find that are not working.
The test program
For regression testing, I'm using the following program. It would be nice if your bug reports used a similar program to verify the bug or that the bug got fixed. Please also check that the bug does not also occur with the normal PerlMonks site :).
Co-Rion for the gods
Update: Removed link to http://qs343.pair.com/~monkperl/beta.cgi?node_id=109 as Google found it and the script doesn't exist anymore.