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          Frequently Asked Questions for comp.sources.testers 

   This article contains the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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   This article addresses:
        o  What was comp.sources.testers created for ?
        o  Why not use alt.sources ?  
        o  How do I get added of deleted from the list of testers ?
        o  What comp.sources.testers is *NOT* for.
        o  Where do I test my news software at ?

Subject: What was comp.sources.testers created for ?


  The purpose of this newsgroup is to give authors of software packages a 
  place to post in hopes of finding people willing to test their packages.  
  No source code should ever be posted to comp.sources.testers.  

  comp.sources.testers should be used as a first stage before posting to 
  any of the source newsgroups, including alt.sources, comp.sources.misc,, comp.sources.unix, the various machine specific source
  groups, and even comp.sources.reviewed.  

  Most of the subject lines should look like

    Subject: Need beta testers for ppmtovcr, another portable bitmap converter

  or perhaps final announcements like

    Subject: Done with gamma testing for ppmtovcr, posted to c.s.misc

  along with acknowledgments. Cross posts into comp.sources.testers are fine 
  when there's an appropriate subject group. Topics like

     Subject: What metrics do you use for evaluating object-oriented programs?

  belong in, not comp.sources.testers.

Subject: Why not use alt.sources ?  It seems to have been serving 
         the community well.

   There are those that would *disagree*...  Initially, alt.sources was
   established as a place where the net could post sources that was not
   moderated, such as comp.sources.unix.  Its usage has evolved into a
   group where authors post beta software in hopes that people take the
   time to compile/debug them.  The author then hopes to hear of problems
   from those who took the time to look at their packages.  This approach
   forces all problems to be aired in public.  Communication with the author
   before beta testing begins is not how alt.sources works today, flooding
   the net with alpha/beta software is.
   Blasting sources out everywhere is not for c.s.testers.  The idea is to
   put people together to work towards improving a package.  Authors may
   not want to post alpha (read that as knowingly buggy) code to the world.
   Many times the author of a package would like to have a small group of
   people actively working on a program.  Often the author sets up a mailing
   list for the group members to use to pass ideas and bug fixes back and
   forth.  It is much easier to post "oops, I was dumb" messages to an
   isolated, much smaller, and more interactive group than to post messages
   of this type to the world.
   Another problem with alt.sources is that many sites do not take the
   newsgroup because they are on the end of slow links which must pay to
   receive news.  With comp.sources.testers, a site of this type can
   receive this low volume newsgroup and still be a part of the potential
   beta testing community.
   And as for the signal to flame ratio in alt.sources...  Never mind. :-)
Subject: Is there a list of people willing to try things out ?

   The following have offered to be Beta Testers on a request by request
   basis.  Do not expect that they will always have the time or interest
   to be a tester.  Their inclusion on this list is strictly voluntary
   and they should be commended for their contributions.

      J.J. Abbott
        Systems: Macintoshes, 72 Megs RAM, Gig internal, Gig external, 
                 CD Rom, Wacom Digitizing board, Photoshop and Kai's Power
                 Freehand, Illustrator, Quark, and Pagemaker...

      Shyela S. Aberman
        Systems: Macintosh (Quadra 800 w/ CD-ROM w/DAT drive,
                   Centris 650 w/ CD-ROM w/color monitor, IIsi w/color
                   monitor, IIfx w/two-page monitor, all w/ Ethernet and
                   System 7.1)
                 Intel '486 w/ Windows 3.1 w/ DOS 5.0, 6.0 w/ SoundBlaster
                   w/ CD-ROM w/ SVGA (IBM PS/ValuePoint 433DX/D)
                 SunOS 5.3/Solaris 2.3 (Sun SPARCserver 1000)

      Darren R. Alomes 
        Systems: 486 DX 50 Mhz DOS 6.2 windows 3.1
                 Apricot 486 DX 33 Network, Novell 3.11, Windows for Workgroups
                 Mac II VI, CD Rom, System 7 Pro
                 X system, OpenLook, Unix, Motif

      Amrish Amin
	Systems: 486-DX2/66 with SVGA and a 2X CD-ROM, Windows 3.1 + DOS 6.2
        Macintosh IIsi with System 7.0.1

      Nathan Bailey 
        System: 486-33, SVGA, Win3.1, MS-DOS,
                Linux, X-Windows (XFree86).
                (also DECstations running X as well!)
        Available to test any and all types of software,
        especially programming tools and games.

      Scott Baily
        System: 486DX33 SVGA(VLB) win 3.1 msdos 6.2 8Mb RAM

      Jason Banera 
        System: 486DX2-66 IMPULSE notebook w/dual scan color, 8 MB RAM
                340 MB HD, 16 bit IBM sound chip, 19.2 v.terbo modem 
                w/14.400 fax PCMCIA type II, 1 MB VLB video card,
                DOS 6.0 and Windows 3.11 and/or OS/2 v2.1,
                Canon BJ-300 bubble jet printer.

      Jose T Banez 
        System: 386sx-16, msdos5, win3.1, vga, math coprocessor.

      Andrew T. Bernstein
        Systems: 486/33sx 250mb HD 8mb Ram
                 386/25  420mb HD 4mb Ram
                 386/16SX 120mb HD  1mb Ram
                 All have seperate 14.4k modems and sound cards
                 (SBPro, Gravis Ultrasound, Orchid Soundwave 32)
                 2 HP 500 inkjets, 1 Panasonic 24 pin

      Bill Bishop
        Systems: Gateway 2000 486/33C, ATI Ultra mach 8 card, 8 meg RAM, 
                  540 Hard drive, Sony 31A double speed CD ROM, Gateway 
                  2000 Soundblaster clone sound card (Aztec manufacture), 
                  Yamaha YST-M10 speakers.  
                 Gateway 2000 Pentium P5-90 with ATI Mach 64 Graphics Pro 
                  Turbo card, 16 meg RAM, 540 Hard drive, NEC double speed 
                  CD ROM, GW 2000 Soundblaster clone card, Labtec speakers.

      Kevin Boneham 
        Systems: SunOs 4.1.3 with twm or olwm, 
                 486dx-50mhz with msdos 5.0 
                 386dx-33mhz with msdos 6.0
                 windows 3.1.

      Mike Borzumate
        Systems: 386 MS-DOS, MS-WINDOWS, ULTRIX 4.1, SunOS 4.1.1

      Greg Booker
         Systems: 486DX2-50 8Mb RAM, 340Mb + 260Mb HDD, S3 VLB Graphics
                  MSDOS 6.22, Windows 3.1, QEMM 7.04, Personal Netware v1.0
                  Linux 1.1.64, XFree 3.1 Epson Stylus 800, Scanman 32, 
                  NE2000-compatible network card

      David Boyd
        Systems: Suns, Dec Risc, Dec Alpha
      Jeremy Bresley
        Systems: 486sx-25, 4MB RAM, Adaptec 1522 SCSI, Conner 200MB disk 
                 and Toshiba XM-3401 CD-ROM Drive. DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.1

      Edward E. Brown
        System: Pent-66/16 MB Ram/Sound Blaster 16
                CD-ROM/Windows 3.1/Dos 6.2/OS/2 

      Vicki Brown
        Systems: AIX, SunOS4.x, Solaris2.x

      Dan Busarow
        Systems: SCO Unix, UnixWare, DOS and windows systems

      Jon Charette
        System: 386SX-20, VGA, Win3.1, MS-DOS, some UNIX

      Chris Chay 
        System: 486-50 DX, 8meg ram, Win 3.1, Dos 5.0, SB, 14.4 modem.

      Mohamed Chlendi
        Systems: PC 386/486: DOS (5 & 6.0), Windows (3.1)
                 UNIX: SUN SPARC, IBM RS6000, HP
                 Macintosh: LCII, 2CX

      Christian Claiborn
        Systems: SPARCs running SunOS and Solaris, various Indigo's of 
                 random flavors, DECstations (RISC), and IBM RS6k's.
                 X11R5, Motif, OpenWindows available.  

      Justin Clarke
        Systems: 486DX2-50, MS-DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.1, OS/2 Warp II Beta 
                 on Dual Boot partition, Borland C++ 4.02, CL5426 VLB SVGA 
                 (1 Meg), 8Mb RAM, CDROM

      Doug Cole
        System: Mac LC, 4megs RAM 20megs free disk space 8bit color 14.4 modem.

      Randy Cutshaw
        Systems: Mac IIvx, Quadra 660av, Quadra 840av,
                 Apple MPW with C++ and MacApp, Symantec Think C++.
                 and IBM 486/66, 16mb ram, CD drive, P9000 video card
                 tape drive.  Visual C++. 

      Jagdish Damania 
        Systems: MS-windows based application, PC-486-33mhz with 4mb RAM, 
                 240 MB HD.

      Mikael Dahlberg
        Systems: 486dx33, 4M RAM, 1M Trident SVGA, 500M HDD
                 Soundblaster Pro compatible soundcard, Samsung SVGA monitor.  
                 Running msdos, windows and os/2

      Naciketa Datta
        System: Amiga 1200 80 Megs Hard Drive, 6 Megs RAM, SEGA Megadrive
                Atari Lynx

      Jan-Claas Dirks
        System: Amiga 4000/040, OS3.0, 10 MB, 460 MB HD,
                Piccolo GfxBoard 2MB (EGS), SAS/C 6.5x

      Laurent Duperval
        Systems: Linux box (486/33, 16 MB RAM, 1024x768 SVGA, with X and Xview
                 Sun machines, 4.1.x and Solaris
                 SGI 4D and SGI Indogos running Irix 

      Justin Frost
        Systems: 486DX-33 and 386DX-33, MS Dos and windows 3.1

      Alex Fu
        Systems: Cyrix 486DX-33, SVGA, 4MB, GUS, USR Sportster 14.4.
                 XT 10mhz, VGA, 640k

      Bob Glass
        Systems: 486DX-33 compatable, 8MB ram, 290MB HD, OAK (087) SVGA 1MB
                 MSDOS 6.2, Windows 3.1, QEMM 7.03, LANtastic AI/v5.0
                 386SX-16 compatable, 2MB ram, 40MB HD, Vanilla VGA 256K
                 OS as above..., Helpful with OS/2, DESQview/X, pcAnywhere.

      Lloyd Goad
        System: 486 DOS WIN3.1

      Stan Golob
        Systems:  486SX/25, CD, SoundBlaster, Vis C++/Pascal

      Teemu Hakala 
        Systems: Sun Sparc, X, 486SX, DOS/Win31

        Roger Hakansson
          Systems: Sun3/SunOS-4.1.1_U1, Sun4/SunOS-4.1.4, VAX/Ultrix-4.3,
                   Non-root access to a DEC-2100/500MP with OSF/1 and a

      Tom Harvey
        System: Apple Macintosh

      Calvin Hass
        Systems: DELL Dimension XPS P60 (60 MHz Pentium) with 16 Mb RAM, GXE #9
                     Video Card with 3 Mb Video RAM, DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.1.
                 Macintosh Colour Classic (68020) with 4 Mb RAM System 7.1
                 Macintosh LC III         (68030) with 4 Mb RAM System 7.1
                 Macintosh Plus           (68000) with 4 Mb RAM System 7.1

      W. H. Hayes
        Systems:386-87 33DX, MS-DOS 6.2,Windows 3.1, Coherent 4.2.10 X11R5
                8088-87 MS-DOS 3.1

      Anders Heick
        System: HP 9000/715 and HP 9000/735, HP-UX V9.03, X11R4/R5, 
                Motif 1.2, HP-Vue, C++

      Doug Heimburger
        System: 486-SL 33 Notebook, 340 MB HD, 12 MB RAM, Dos 6.2/Windows 3.11,
                Integrated sound, 14.4 PCMCIA modem, BubbleJet Printer

      Franz Hemmer
        Systems: 486/DX40 VLB,4 MB RAM, 200MB HD, DOS 6.2, Windows 3.1,
                 24-bit Optima SVGA card, 9600 baud Nokia modem.

      Steve Hoffman
        System: DOS, WINDOWS

      Alexis E Iglauer 
        System: AMD 486Dx2/66 w 8Mb RAM, Soundblaster Pro, CD-ROM,
                Windows 3.1, Dos 6.2, SCO UNIX

      Erik Jerue 
        System: 486DX2-66, 8 Megs RAM, 1.08 Gig HD,
                Cirrus Logic 5628 VLB SVGA Card w/1 Meg DRAM,
                15" SVGA Monitor, Pro Audio Spectrum 16 Sound Card,
                Sony CDU-33a 2x CD-ROM, AT&T DataPort 14,400 Fax/Modem

      Ashish Joshi
        Systems: Sun SPARC station2, other UNIX boxes such as HPs, DEC ...

      Peter Kessler 
        System: 386/40 with 8 megs, Adaptec 1542 CF SCSI-Controller 
                DOS, Windows and OS/2. 

      Peter Kraatz
        System: 386sx 33mhz with SVGA, 8megs ram, MS-Dos, Windows 3.1,
                Soundblaster Pro, U.S. Robotics 14.4 Sportster modem.

      Stefan Langhammer
        Systems: 386/486s, CD-ROMs, Video, Scanner, Sound, MS-DOS & Win 3.1,
                 OS/2, Linux, Netware Optical Disks (Maxtor Tahiti 1GB), 
                 Personal Netware, Novell DOS 7.0, Windows For Workgroups,
                 Epson 720 dpi Color Printer, 800 DPI-Scanner, ISDN- 
                 Interface, more workstations, DAT Tape, 100 MHz-486 PCI etc.

      Tom Langland
        System: Several Macintosh platforms (PowerPC, Quadras, IIci, Powerbooks,
                etc.), w/CD-ROM, HP Tape Drive, Ethernet network, several 
                modems, System 7.x.  Several Intel-based platforms (Pentium, 
                486, 386 and portables), CD-ROM, modems, DOS 6.2, Windows (3.1,
                NT and for Workgroups), Novell Netware.

      Thomas Lenhart
        Systems: 386sx 16mhz laptop, MS-Dos 5.0, 4 Meg, 14400 Fax/modem, Qemm,
                  Descview, Windows 3.1, Portable Sound+.

      Peter Leonard
        System: Amiga 3000T/30 Workbench 2.1, 
                Amax II+ Macintosh Emulator with System 7.01.

        Email: Phil_Lewis@CCM.HF.INTEL.COM
        Systems: 486 DX50 VLB 24 Mb Ram
                 VLB 24 Bit Color
                 1.5 GB HDD
                 14.4 Fax Modem
                 Sound Blaster 16
                 Video Spigot
                 Tape Backup Qic-80
                 16 Bit Ethernet BNC and TPE
                 Windows for workgroups 3.11, Windows NT, Netware 3.12

      Andrew C. Lippert
        Systems: Quadra 700 (20 meg/System 7.5/NEC 3FGe), PowerBook 160, Mac
                 SE and a Newton 100 Message Pad. Familiar with every version 
                 of the MacOS released to date including System 7.5. C/C++, 
                 Pascal and basic. Peripherals include Apple Color Printer, 
                 Apple LaserWriter NTR, External APS hard drives, CD-ROM and a
                 Supra v32.bis modem

      Brian Lowy
        System: 66/33 Mhz, 68040 Quadra 630, 20/250IDE/500SCSI,
                Special Valkyrae Video Chip, 14.4 Magnum Modem,
                NEC MultiSync 4FGe

      Greg Mehlberg
        System: 486DX33 EISA system, Windows 3.1, Dos 6.2 Speedpro Video Card,
                Conner 250MB Tape Backup, Sound Blaster 16bit w/CDROM Drive

      Charles C. Merriam
        Systems:  Sun OS4, Solaris, HP-UX.

      Dean Mills
        Systems: PB P5 60Mhz Pentium, 12Megs RAM, DOS6.2, Win3.11, OS/2 2.2.
                 PB 486/SX25 8 Megs RAM, DOS6.2, Win3.11
                 ATI 486DX/33 12 Megs RAM, DOS6.2, Win3.1
                 386/SX16 8 Megs RAM, OS/2 2.2

      Dan Miner
        Systems: 386DX40, Sound Blaster 16, SVGA graphics, 14.4k modem.
                 Dos, windows, borland C++ 3.0 & 4.0 development libraries.

      Karl Mitschke
        Systems: 386/40 with 20MB ram, 150MB HD, DOS 6.2/WfW3.11 and NT, cdrom
                 483/33 with 20MB ram, 300MB HD, running NTAS, cdrom

      Terry Monnett
        System: Macintosh 610, system 7.1 with a cd-rom

      Dale Moore
        System: Goldstar 386DX - 33 mhz running Dos and Windows

      Perjan Moors
        Systems: 8088s, 386s, 486 DX2-66, NetWare 3.1.2, MS-DOS (5.0, 6.20)
                 Windows 3.11, Linux 1.1.47

      Mathew Mornoe
        Systems: NeXT, HP-UNIX, 
                 486/66 8mb RAM SVGA (Genoa TurboWindows ISA 24bit color)

      Thomas Murphy 
        Systems: 486/33, 16MB, 540MB + 120MB Hard Drives, VLB Video and 
                 VLB Cacheing IDE Ctrlr, 2X CD-ROM, SB16 Pro, DOS 6.2 
                 and OS/2 WARP, Panasonic Color Printer

      Nancy I Nagle 
	System: Macintosh

      Nathan Neulinger
        System: Macintoshs

      Tim Norman
        System: AMD 386dx-40, IIT 387, 130M HDD, 1.2M/1.44M floppy, Sony 2x 
                CD-ROM, Turbo Modem Plus 14.4K v.42bis modem, Sound Blaster 
                Pro, Panasonic KX-P1123 24-pin printer, MS-DOS, Windows 3.1

      Dylan Northrup
        Systems:DOS, Windows, X, SunOS, ULTRIX

      Christopher Pankhurst
        System: Xwindows and IBM XT or AT

      Jason Philbrook
        System: DOS, WINDOWS

      David Pifke
        Systems:  386DX-40 (w/ 387) with Linux, OS/2 2.1, and MSDOS (with 
                Windows 3.1) partitions.  Non-root access to a SunOS system.

      Tony Pittarese
        Systems: 486DX2-66, 386DX-33, 486SX-25 laptop, Laser && Color BJ 
                 Printer full page color scanner, novell network (via NE2000
                 cards).  Currently installed major software includes Word 
                 and Excel for Windows, Pagemaker, Corel 5, Fractal Design 
                 painter, Canvas for Windows, Minitab for Windows, and a 
                 SLIP/PPP package based on Winsock.  Internal 28.8k modem.  
                 Access to three different external modems.
                 All machines run DOS 6.0 and Windows 3.1

      Ben Pomeranz
        System:  386DX 33MHz, MSDOS, Sound Blaster 

      Chris Pope
        System: 386SX 20mhz, 8 megs RAM, 500 megs HD, Sound Blaster clone

      Christopher Samuel
        Systems: Unix

      Ellie Schwartz
        Systems: PCs on different operating systems, Mac desktops and 
      Joju Sebastian
        System: DOS

      David M. Silverstein
        System: 486 dx50, 1 Gig of HD, NEC 3x cd-rom, vesa monitor card,
                Pro Audio Spectrum 16, ms-dos 6.22 and windows 3.11

      Robert Smithson.
        Systems: OS/2 ver 2, Windows 3, MS-DOS

      Matt Stainforth
        Systems: 486dx-33, VLB, 234MB Maxtor and 410MB Western Digital 
                 HD's, CL-GD5428 display adapter, fully multimedia capable,
                 DOS and WFWG.  Small (50 user) Novell Ethernet Network.  
                 Approx 15 IBM 486sx PS2's booting from BootP's and 35 
                 486sx-25's with 170 meg Quantum HD's.  Multimedia machines 

      Scott Steen
        System: 486sx33 with 8meg ram, 512k of video memory svga monitor,
                cd rom, 14.4 modem and a mark I thrustmaster 

      Evan Stokley
        System: 486DX/33, 8MB RAM, 203MB Western Digital HD, SmartOne 1440
                fax-modem, Sound Blaster, Single-Speed CDROM, Epson 24-pin, 
                MSDOS 6.2, Windows 3.1, WordPerfect 5.2

      Charles Suprin
        Systems: PC 486 with windows and dos6
                 SunOs4.1 Solaris 

      Peter Tonoli 
        System: 486 DX2/66 16 MB RAM, 540 Mb HDD, Vlb 1280x1024 cirrus 
                logic svga card, PC-dos 6.1, Windows for workgroups 3.11, 
                Desqview 2.42, OS/2 2.1, Adlib Sound, 14k4 modem

      Olga V. Tarkaeva
        System: 286-16MHz, Math-coprocessor, Sound Blaster, 8-bit Arcnet

      Alex Teng
        System: DOS, WINDOWS, NOVELL, UNIX, NT

      Greg Thomas
       System: 486 DX w/ 8 meg RAM 1 gig HD, Panasonic Cd-ROM, sb16
               pentium 90 mhz, same as above. but w/ 16 meg rAM
               both systems runnig w/ ms-dos 6.2

      Jerry D. Vergeront
        System: 386sx-25, msdos5, win3.1, vga, sound blaster

      Kent Villard
        System: 100% IBM compatible with DOS/WINDOWS

      Andrew Warner
        Systems: Dell pentium 90mhz, dos 6.2, win 3.1, 16mb ram, svga w/
                  1mb vram, x3 cdrom, gig hd, 3.5' drive, and 14.4 modem.
                 386 25mhz laptop, dos 6.2, win 3.1, 4 mb ram, passive
                  matrix color, eternal x2 cdrom, 3.5" drive, 9600 modem.

      Mark Webb
        System: Intel 486-33 /Windows 3.1/ Dos 6.2 
                Sound Blaster 16 with CD-ROM 
                Local Bus Super VGA 

      Steven Webb
        System: 486DX50, Orchid 1280+, SoundBlaster Pro, Mitsumi CD, 
                 Colorado Memory Systems 250 + 2Gig Tape drives, Linux, 
                 Win95, WinNT, OS/2 Warp, Gravis Joystick, Acer 17" monitor, 
                 16 Megs ram, 3c593, IDE, ISA.  Visual C++ 2.1, GNU C/C++, 
                 Borland C/C++ 4.02, MKS toolkit, Brief.
                486DX266, VLB, 2Gig HD, Dos, 4Megs ram, 3c503.  GNU C/C++.

      Dan Weeks
        System: 386SX-25MHz, Math-coprocessor, DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1, Visual C++

      Harm Wieringa
        Systems: 486DX2-66 w/ 8 Mb, MSDOS 6.22, Windows 3.11, GUS 1Mb soundcard
                 and 4xspeed CD-ROM.
                 Non-root access to a UNIX (SunOs) system.

      Clark Willis
        Systems: 486/66, svga 2 meg card, svga, 32 meg, 520 M HD, 3.5
                 386/33, vga, 4 Meg, 120 M Hd
                 Amiga 500

      Charles K. Wilson
        Systems: WFW 3.11 with 8 megs ram on a 486 at home remotely 
                 connected to my office by PC Anywhere (DOS); Apple Quadras 
                 and Power PCs connected through Appletalk and a DOS 5.0 
                 system networked through Novell 3.11.
                 The Apples are prepped for graphics production; but the DOS 
                 network is more suited toward text production. Memory is 2 
                 megs. Most of the machines are 386s.

      Mark R. Wilson
        Systems : Intel Plato Pentium 90 with 48meg RAM 2gig HD, Mitsumi 
                  2X CD-ROM, QIC-80 and Conner Python 4GB DAT, SB16, 
                  PCI ET-4000/W32i 2meg, PCI NCR SCSI-2, LaserMaster Winjet 
                  800, NE2000, WFW 3.11, Boca 28.8 ext.

                  Intel DX2-66 with 32meg RAM, 2gig HD, VLB ET-4000/W32p 
                  2meg, SBPro, OS2/3.0, WFW 3.11, DOS 6.22, NE2000, Pinnacle 
                  Micro PCD-1000 CD Recorder, DTC 3270 VLB SCSI2 Cont.

                  Intel SX2-50 with 16meg RAM, 2gig HD, VLB Cirrius Logic 
                  5428, Future Domain 1800 SCSI2 cont., SBPro compat., HP 
                  Scanjet, WFW 3.11, DOS 6.22, NetBSD 1.0.

                  IBM PS/2 65sx with 4meg RAM, 386sx-16, 1gig HD, BusLogic 
                  SCSI2 MCA, XGA2 MCA, Protcol Adaptor MCA, DOS 6.22, Boca 
                  14.4 ext.

      David Zawalick
        Systems: DOS, Windows, OS/2, X, UNIX

      Boris O. Zhilin
        Systems:  MSC 486SX/25, 4M RAM, 1M Trident video, 250M HDD, 
                  SmartOne 1442FX fax-modem, Samsung SVGA monitor;
                  MSC 386DX/40, 4M RAM, 512K Trident video, 120 HDD. 
                  DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1, DesqView/X.
                  Macintosh LC, 4M RAM, 40M HDD, 16-color display, System 7.1
                  Macintosh Classic II, 4M RAM, 40M HDD, System 7.1.

Subject: How do I get added or deleted from the list of testers ?

   Send email to:

   Make sure that you clearly indicate you want to be included or removed
   from the list.  Please include the types of platforms that you have 
   available for testing.  I will from time to time contact you to assure
   that you still wish to be included on the list. 

Subject: What comp.sources.testers is *NOT* for.

   - c.s.testers is not a place to post test messages to see if your news
     software is properly configured.  See the next section for more info.
   - c.s.testers is not a place to advertise your capabilities or experiences
     as a tester if you are interested in testing for cash payment.  The 
     group was formed to provide a forum for volunteer testers wishing to 
     contribute in improving packages that interested them.  If you are 
     looking to test for profit, post your messages to one of the appropriate groups.

Subject: Where do I test my news software at ?

   Please do *not* post test messages to comp.sources.testers !

   If you wish to test your news software, create a local group and try
   using that first.  When that works, locate a regional group to test
   posting articles to the world.  Ask your upstream feed for the name
   of an appropriate regional newsgroup near you.  If you really feel 
   that you must post a test message that needs to go to most every news 
   system worldwide, use misc.test, or news.test.  Just remember, messages
   posted to the world costs other sites money.


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