So you think you have nothing to offer

So you think you have nothing to offer your favourite open-source project because you don’t write code? Over at we encourage people to test the game and open bug reports, because we’re a small dev team with limited access to old or unusual hardware.

This was one that popped up a couple of days ago - graphics glitches on an ancient 3D chip. We didn’t have the hardware but developer constructed a set of test cases and our tester here, Skodyn, tried every combination of settings (which must have taken ages) and reported on what worked and what didn’t. That allowed the problem to be properly identified and a patch to be implemented. That’s now been reviewed and merged and development builds with the fix are now available.

Do you what you can to encourage and support your testers - they’re like diamonds :)