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Hopper/Joey - The Next Version Speculation

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by 3HaloODST, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. gokartergo

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    Not completely true, Yes the employee part is false.. But the small number still goes out to a select few.. For Beta Testing purposes..
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Let be real. The phase always had an own name: Gamma testing if tests goes outside of company, especially to users, regardless of its number.
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    "the PTAT and User partitions" - there is no such; space for both is defined by quotas in one partition instead of dedicated partitions.
     
  4. oldengineer

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    Whatever. Restore the file system to what existed before they combined the 1 GB "User quota" with the 500 MB "PTAT quota".
     
  5. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    I agree they need to fix the MRV for sure. Hopefully S220 will improve things.
     
  6. 3HaloODST

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    It's funny because Scott just confirmed that DISHscribers do indeed get initial Hopper releases now :) .
     
  7. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I think we are mixing some apples with the oranges.

    I don't pretend to know all the inner workings at Dish.... but I've always thought that after they do some internal testing that they probably test with some beta testers as well as a small group of random customers.

    We've seen reports before, for example, of someone getting a new firmware a few days or a week or more before everyone else... so I don't think this is "news" per se that Hopper customers might get firmware sometimes in small groups that the larger installed base doesn't get while they are still checking for bugs.
     
  8. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Nope. We never will have the versions ...


    Because they make new one spooling: S2.21/S2.71, duh !

    I didn't compare ids, but by total number (2400+) it looks the same group of gamma testers.
     
  9. 3HaloODST

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    Wow. Wonder if that's going to delay a release to the wild? I wonder if the Dish employees are doing a better job of reporting issues than some random customers?
     
  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    IMHO, the DVR's count is exceeding all previously seen numbers - I recall it was 300 max...
    Counting how new the models, I'm stay with my conclusion - there are many non-dish employees who doing gamma testing.
     
  11. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Is it just me, or isn't it very confusing to read about S218, S219, S220, S221 or whatever in a thread entitled "S216/S217" ?

    Maybe we should stick to S216/S217 as the topic suggests... and if another release has spooled more recently than that and our forum members have a newer/different release then it should be discussed in such a thread.

    I can't help but think people new to the forum are going to be very confused by this thread discussing everything but the release in the title.
     
  12. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Thread split to separate the speculation from S216/S217 reports.
     
  13. James Long

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    Perhaps having 2400 beta testers will help catch the things that 300 beta testers may not have seen. :D

    I believe it would be fair to say the people getting the new software know they are getting the software. :)
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I remember that...
     
  15. 3HaloODST

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    I have seen many that are installers, even DIRT members that are reporting that they have S220. Those people are probably on S221 by now. Usually with the previous releases I see employees and non-employees alike reporting in as having the latest release. This time around I haven't seen a single non-employee mention having the new release. Granted, it could be being released to some demographic that never frequents the places on the Internet that I hang around, or perhaps it is being released mostly to employees and some non-employees, I don't know, but it seems to me that so far it's employees-only.

    I wish Dish would allow people like me that want to be guinea pigs to be guinea pigs. Perhaps even have an option to revert back to the "stable" previous version if you are having problems.

    Either way, hoping for S221/S222/whatever to be released to the wild soon. I still have MRV issues on occasion after the nightly reboots. From what I am hearing the main focus of the new release is stability and networking improvements.
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    No news in FW spools ...
     
  17. gokartergo

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    Got S221 last night.. Everything seems to be working good.. With S220 only my Hopper that had the internet worked on the internet. Now booth Hoppers have internet. Can't check the joeys because kids are a sleep. But will check them tomorrow..
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    New FW "888P" ...


    for 2700 model :D
     
  19. 3HaloODST

    3HaloODST Godfather

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    Looks like S221/S271 are now being released to non-employees. Hopefully they will be in the wild soon.
     
  20. TxDave

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    as of 3:30 am 8/9/12 I have software version S221 on my Hopper. I haven't checked for any changes or improvements yet
     

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