Pre 2.0 Release Beta Testing
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Concerto 2 Beta Testing
Note: This is just a proposal.
TROY, NY - March 9, 2014 - The Concerto Open Source Project and the RPI Web Tech Group, is proud to announce the launch of the Concerto 2 Beta Test for members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute community.
Concerto 2 has been in development over the past four years. Led by a team of developers consisting of members from the original Concerto development team, current and former RPI students, and the wider open-source community, Concerto 2 development has involved rewriting the codebase from scratch in order to accomplish several goals that could not be achieved with the current design. Most of the functionality for version 2 outlined by the team has been implemented and is looking to be tested.
Today, the team is proud to showcase the new Concerto user experience for screen owners, content moderators, and content submitters at http://rpi-beta.concerto-signage.org/. Changes from the latest branch on GitHub are built and deployed automatically daily to this beta instance to allow Concerto users to try out new features and contribute feedback within 24 hours of code check in.
Gabriel Perez, Chief Information Officer of the RPI Student Senate, believes that this beta test will open Concerto development to more RPI students. "The feedback loop resulting from this new beta test allows students to contribute and deliver visible results when they decide to contribute," he says. "It should encourage more students to become involved in shaping a system that is so widely used throughout campus."
Content submission and moderation changes made in the beta environment will not be permanent during this stage of the beta program.