Joined: 15 Mar 2007
Location: Revelations' Hood, est. 26 Feb 2007
Dec 3, 2011: Rarified and the OpenUru team announce plans to create a MOSS shard for the purpose of testing “pending changes that are eligible for submission to Cyan for inclusion in the official game.”
Dec 12, 2011: Rarified announces the opening of the OpenUru test shard (named "Minkata" for its use as a big sandbox) and begins initial testing with a limited number of participants.
Dec 21, 2011: The OpenUru.org Minkata Test Shard opens to the general community for beta testing.
Jan 26, 2012: OpenUru.org notified Cyan that the next open source update (which includes several bug fixes tested on the Minkata shard) is ready to be included in MOULA.
Feb 13, 2012: CyanWorlds releases Build 905 with a big thank you to the Minkata Test Shard for assistance.
Feb 18, 2012: A Stress Test is held on the Minkata shard. Everyone has a good time and lots of useful information is provided to the shard operator.
May 11, 2012: Minkata shard is updated with a batch of bug fixes which need testing before the May 21st deadline (after which Cyan will pull the next update from OpenUru.org for inclusion in MOULa).
Oct 13, 2012: Minkata shard receives a significant update which includes fixes to avatar physics. Thorough testing of these changes is needed to be complete by Saturday, October 27th.
Minkata Shard is
Current game build: 10/13/2012 - UruLive 1.912 - Minkata.65 - see Minkata Test Shard forum section for more information.
Anyone and everyone is invited to access the OpenUru.org Minkata Test Shard to assist in testing bug fixes and new features destined to be submitted to Cyan for proposed inclusion in MOULA. New testers are encouraged to read the Minkata Shard Testers Guide (in laymen's terms).
Please see Rarified's post on How to Sign Up and Access the Shard and Mac_Fife's post on How to Submit a Bug Report.
Before getting started, please register to the forums and subscribe to the PING thread so you can receive e-mail notifications of updates to the shard which may affect your testing.
For more information in general and on getting started, please see Frequently Asked Questions below.
Also of note at this time, JWPlatt is seeking assistance with the JIRA/Helpdesk systems. Volunteers are needed to review bug reports and feature requests from this basic ticket system, then consolidate support requests into unique issues and enter them into the OpenUru JIRA tracking system on Foundry.
Whether you're participating or not, you can watch developments by checking the OpenUru.org Minkata Test Shard forum section or following this thread in the News & Announcements.
OpenUru.org Minkata Test Shard is
OU-Minkata Shard Testers Guide (in laymen's terms)
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