Yesterday I landed a new feature in the trunk for 1.12.1. What it does is simply welcoming new users with a firstrun page with helpful information and users who updated with the changelog. This seems like a feature that doesn’t need testing. But it does, because it also serves as a way to measure the amount of installs and upgrades. Currently the stats are running on a test server and you can see them here. All data captured until release will be deleted.
Another reason why it needs testing, is because I had to mess with the session restore component of Nightingale. The same file, could cause a blank page on startup sometimes, but that should be fixed (or not?) . To be sure, that I messed nothing up I need other people than me to use Nightingale with this change, as I have my particular habits, and issues might only occur when you use Nightingale in a different way than I do.
All other changes Nightingale 1.12.1 currently contains are listed under the release notes. You will see the full release of it before January the 14th, as after this date our integrated updating system will be broken.
You can download a build of Nightingale including the changes from SourceForge or, if your system uses apt, install it from ppa:nightingaleteam/nightingale-nightly. Please report any issues you encounter on GitHub, but please make sure the issue hasn’t been reported yet. Also bear in mind that this is not a release version and might destroy your profile, so only use your existing profile if you don’t care about it, or create a new one by launching Nightingale with the -p argument.There are 14 comments in our discussion thread.
How are the stats made? I hope not by assigning each installation a unique id!
No. We use piwik’s tracking on the firstrun page.
Good to hear that!