Dgroups2 – milestones and progress

Here again is the dgroups i081201 - dgroups 2 interfacenterface, larger this time, because at least one reader found the previous screen dump too small. As you can see a number of people have continued to test the platform and make comments on features as they are added. As you would expect, people’s reactions are mixed. There are features which are seen as an improvement on dgroups 1 while others  are generating questions. All the comments have been logged – using the system itself – and will be reviewed.  Thanks again to all those who are putting in their time and patiently learning how things work.

Today, however, we reached a significant milestone. WA Research has completed the major part of the development they planned to meet the criteria set out in the contract. This means two things:

  1. The core migration team has started more systematic testing of the platform, confirming what works and identifying issues to be looked at. We’ll keep you posted on progress.
  2. We need to plan for an increase in the numbers of people – and groups – who are exploring and testing the new system. These preparations need to start with the people who create groups – called coordinators in dgroups 2.  We will be arranging briefing and discussion meetings with those people (called creators in dgroups 1) next week.

Feels a bit like Christmas, really: starting to wonder what’s going to be delivered.

Pete Cranston


  1. Zhang Qu

    Hi guys,

    Glad to see you guys keep Dgroups moving to next phase. As Dgroups veteran, I would like to become a tester of Dgroups beta version.

    Thanks again for maintaining the old Dgroups and creating the new one!


    Zhang Qu

  2. petecranston

    hi Zhang Qu

    Sorry for delay in replying, you were identified as spam!

    Thanks very much indeed for the offer. I have heard a lot about you – always a tricky opener – and would welcome your insight next year when we are in Beta, and on into migration. More in the next post

    Pete Cranston

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