Having someone beta test

Aug 10, 2009 at 3:22 PM

OK, so I know there is a place to upload my program as Beta and have it hidden to users.

Now, someone has offered to help me beta test in-between releases.

How do I get him access to the file that I have hidden?


* Does he have to have an account and be on the "dev" list for my project?

* Can I simply send him the link to the download for that "beta" release?

Aug 11, 2009 at 5:50 AM

Hi SeraphX2,

Giving him dev access will also give him rights to commit changes in source control. If the release is hidden, only project members are able to see it. If you're looking to do a closed beta, you'll have to distribute the files yourself. You may want to think about not having a closed beta, then you will not have any problems.


Aug 11, 2009 at 12:21 PM
Edited Aug 11, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Well, I really don't work off of source control.  I haven't gotten that far yet.  I still develop on my own PC, and I code the app by myself.

So there are no "security" risks in letting him have "dev" access.

You still think that might be a bad idea?

Aug 11, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Hi SeraphX2,

As far as modifying your source, no. However that user then has the ability to still upload anything they wish into your source repository.

Also, since you indicated that your source is still on your PC, I want to point you to our hosting requirements, particularly item #3.


Aug 11, 2009 at 3:08 PM
Edited Aug 11, 2009 at 3:08 PM

The source code is up there.  I'm just not diligent in keeping it updated.

It didn't say the source code version had to match the released version :P  lol