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Advanced testing setups
The casual tester (unobtrusive, for Firefox and Chrome users)
The casual tester "uses" Pluckeye day-in, day-out, but Pluckeye is configured to not block anything. So, the casual user barely notices Pluckeye's presence. To be a casual tester, you need to use Firefox and/or Chrome exclusively for web browsing.
- Watch quickstart videos.
- Download and install the tester version of Pluckeye from the tester's release notes.
- Follow the instructions in casual-tester-windows.txt, casual-tester-linux.txt, or casual-tester-macosx.txt to configure Pluckeye rules for a casual setup. If you have trouble with this step, feel free to e-mail Jon about it.
- In Firefox or Chrome, click the Pluckeye button, click the settings button, and change the new release notification to "tester" or "asap".
- Install new releases of Pluckeye when the Pluckeye button tells you one is available.
- Complete the form on http://tester.pluckeye.net/ , creating a new username if necessary.
The hardcore tester (challenging, but rewarding)
The hardcore tester is like the casual tester, except that the hardcore tester uses Pluckeye on a day to day basis without the casual-tester.txt rules described in step 3 above. Thus, the hardcore tester has pretty much the same end-user experience as a real Pluckeye user does, except the tester is more likely to use a Pluckeye delay of 0.
To become a hardcore tester, follow the instructions for the casual tester, but skip step 3.
- email/webform: contact.html
- phone/sms: 541.203.0560