Testers Wanted

Do you use Transmit, our Mac OS X FTP client? And do you use Transmit to frequently edit text files in an external editor, be it web pages or tabular data or what have you? If the answer to these questions is "hooray", we may need your help in testing and making improvements to this occasionally cumbersome process. (No, it's not quite Transmit 4, but don't let that stop you.)

Sure, finding bugs isn't necessarily the most glamorous thing in the world, but I get the feeling that a few of you will probably enjoy helping us make things better — and we'll certainly appreciate your help. At the end of the day, you'll be able to step back, longingly gaze at the end result, and say to yourself or, perhaps, even your children, "See that unexpected quit right there? That's right — you didn't! Because I totally did, years ago. And it got fixed. And it's never been there since. And I'm extremely hungry for dinner." Because, well, I am.

If you're interested, you can apply here.

That's all. Shortest blog post evar. I like these!


Well, I entered already, but I do have a question. Will an exceptional job here get me into more exciting and amazing beta tests (like the secret project of awesome?)?
Blogger Emmet 3/19/2007 6:56 PM  
I'd like to beta test, but I don't think I have the time to file bug reports and such these day. However, I do have a feature request for the next version: Public key authentication to SFTP servers

Anonymous Anonymous 3/20/2007 6:32 AM  
stevenf's was shorter.
Anonymous Anonymous 3/20/2007 9:31 AM  
THAT'S WHAT SHE oh forget it
Blogger Cabel 3/20/2007 10:37 AM  
Hey anon: if you're talking about public key SFTP by putting your key in the authorized_keys2 file on the server, it should work fine--you can just leave the password field blank.

If it doesn't work for you, please email and let us know. Thanks!
Anonymous Dave 3/20/2007 10:38 AM  
How much blood will be drawn?
Anonymous Jim Renaud 3/20/2007 5:36 PM  
Not relevant to the blog post, but it looks like you screwed your css!
Anonymous Anonymous 3/31/2007 5:57 PM  

This probably isn't the right forum, but if I don't say it now I probably never will. Two recent memories that bugged me:

Apple + D, forever reserved to be used to duplicate files in the finder and picked up by many other applications, executes a destructive disconnect. Pains me every time, if I want to log out I close the window.

Tabs: It's great that Transmit is springloaded (early Apple terminology for folders that open on drag/hover over or drag/hover space bar press), great that is sports tabs, not so great that the tabs don't conform. Many file dragging operations come to a smile-freezing end, because I can't get to my server behind the other tab. Could you do me a favour and add springloading to the tabs?

Other than that only positive memories.


Blogger Florian 4/20/2007 7:01 AM  
Sad,someone leaked beta to some unethical blogger.
Shame really.
Blogger ilgaz 4/22/2007 7:15 PM  

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