SPN Enters "Broader Testing" Phase

October 1, 2021 • Written by David

Note December 2nd 2021:
This blog post is outdated. Check out the SPNs latest status.

On October 12th, the SPN reached the “Broader Testing”

What Does It Cost?

Reaching the “Broader Testing” phase is an important milestone for the SPN. Exciting weeks and months are ahead of us.

However, not all aspects and features of the SPN have been thoroughly tested, confirmed or implemented. As such, access to the SPN during the “Broader Testing” phase is free of charge, no credit will be charged from your accounts.

Who Gets Access?

Everybody who fulfills both these requirements is eligible for the “Broader Testing” phase:

  1. You have pre-ordered the SPN before September 30th, 2021
  2. You have an email attached to your account

What Happens If I Pre-Order the SPN After September 30th?

You will not be able to purchase your way into the “Broader Testing” phase retrospectively. However, you will be enqueued in the group right after - where you will be able to activate your SPN subscription as soon as the SPN reaches the “Alpha” phase.

Why Do I Need An Email to Participate?

In the “Broader Testing” phase, communication with all SPN testers is critical in order to find bugs and to mature the SPN into “Alpha” and beyond. Having users join the incomplete network without any means of communication would not help the SPN progress in any meaningful way.

We know many of you do not want to add an email address to your account due to privacy and we totally respect that. We thank you so much for your trust and are doing our best to progress the SPN into “Alpha” where everybody will be able to enjoy their SPN subscription.

What Will You Contact Me About?

During the “Broader Testing” phase we would reach out once ore twice per month to ask question like:

Your contributions and answers will shape the stability and future of the SPN. Thanks in advance!

Can I Add An Email Retrospectively?

Yes. If you pre-ordered the SPN before September 30th, 2021 you can add an email to your account retrospectively and still get access to the “Broader Testing” phase.

Thanks to Everyone Who Is Part of the Journey

We are super glad the SPN finally achieved this milestone and are hard at work pushing it forward into “Alpha” and beyond. Thank you for your support, your patience and your trust.

SPN “Broader Testing” Status and Goals

As we are heavily iterating and improving the SPN, all goals, issues and next steps will change over the next weeks. Visit the SPN Status Page in our docs for an up-to-date version.

Snapshot as of October 11th

0.1 How Can I Activate the SPN “Broader Testing” Phase?

0.2 How Can I Test that the SPN Is Running?

1. Normally Works Well - Report if Broken

2. Under Investigation - Please Test and Report

3. Under Construction

4. Known Issues

How To Report Bugs

Bugs can be reported on the SPN repository on GitHub

October 1, 2021 • Written by David

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