Jokosher: Call For Testers

On Friday last week, Jokosher hit its feature freeze. This means that no new features will enter Jokosher and the next month will be spent purely on bug-fixing. As some of you will know, there has actually been little major new functionality in Jokosher since 0.2 – this release is about bug-fixing and getting Jokosher streamlined, sanding off the edges and getting it stable.

Now, we need your help. We really, really do. We want Jokosher 0.9 (the next release, scheduled for a March release) to be rock-solid. We have a month scheduled for bug fixing, but we need to know your bugs. We need you folks to test it and report problems to us so we can fix them. Without lots of testing, Jokosher will simply not be stable enough. If we all work together, we will have a rock-solid Jokosher on our hands. :)

So how do you do this? Well, I have written a simple little guide. Testing is a pretty simple process and requires no programming knowledge – it just means you test Jokosher and tell us when it screws up. So, go read the guide and help us test it and make it kick some arse.

We also have our Jokosher Forums as a place to discuss the application and your experiences testing it. Specifically, the Help Forum is useful for testing related discussion.

I am serious here – we really, really need your help testing Jokosher. It is critical that we get as many bug reports as possible about things that don’t work quite right so we can nail them for the next version, which will be making an appearance in most distros when it is released. Now is the time, test it, report it, discuss it!

  • http://www.gnu.org/ Matt Lee

    Will give this a go later.

  • http://www.adrianbradshaw.co.uk OnCallBald

    Id totally love to test it, but I dont run the the distro that it runs on :(

  • jono

    OnCallBald – ? It runs on any distro.

  • http://insightdynamiks.com Stu

    Woa, that really looks like Jono on the front of Cinema Sewer !

    http://bougieman.livejournal.com/

  • http://www.gnu.org/ Matt Lee
  • http://testingopensource.com Lloyd Budd

    I have added this to my the new Testing Open Source blog.

  • http://www.adrianbradshaw.co.uk OnCallBald

    Runs on any Distro —– BEARD !!!

    It ONLY runs on Ubuntu and you know it

  • http://wolphination.com/linux/2007/02/11/taking-ubuntu-704-feisty-fawn-herd-3-for-a-spin/ J_K9 @ Linux » Taking Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Herd 3 For A Spin

    [...] Jono Bacon, a prominent member of the Open Source community, recently called for testers for the latest version of the easiest-to-use audio production tool in the Linux world — Jokosher 2.0. I love the look of Jokosher and I expect it to become an excellent application, particularly for audio producers who are looking for an Open Source alternative to proprietary tools such as Apple’s Garage Band. I don’t know if Jokosher’s developers plan on making Jokosher as advanced and as feature-rich as tools such as Sony Acid Pro or Apple Logic Pro, but I know that, if they do, they will make those features as easily accessible and as simple to use as the current ones. I have been inspired to test Jokosher, and what better system to test it on than the latest version of Ubuntu? If you also wish to test out Jokosher and help make this latest milestone release as bug-free as possible, please read the Testing Development page on Jokosher’s wiki for more information. [...]

  • http://www.jokosher.org/2007/02/11/tour-de-jokosher-a-week-in-jokosher/ Jokosher » Blog Archive » Tour de Jokosher (a week in Jokosher)

    [...] In other news Jono put out a Call for testers including having written a simple guide for testers saying:- I am serious here – we really, really need your help testing Jokosher. It is critical that we get as many bug reports as possible about things that don’t work quite right so we can nail them for the next version, which will be making an appearance in most distros when it is released. Now is the time, test it, report it, discuss it! [...]

  • http://www.whiteboy-slim.com whiteboy slim

    I am very interested in this. I am trying make my studio into a linux-only zone, abut need multi-track recording software that can rival protools and Cubase. Anything I can do to help. . .