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Help test the java.net upgrade
Java.net has begun the upgrade process to the newest CollabNet software version. Testing is underway on the staging site, stage.dev.java.net through April 3, and we'd like you to confirm that your project's pages look and behave as they should.
To visit the staged version of your project, add "stage." before "dev" in the URL; for example, https://phoneme.dev.java.net becomes https://phoneme.stage.dev.java.net. Note that the pages on the Staging Site are light blue-green, so that you know you're on the staged upgrade site.
There will also be a 30-minute WebEx session today (March 23) at 10AM PDT to discuss finding and fixing upgrade problems. To join, go to http://collabnet.webex.com/, go to "join a meeting" and click "upgrade", enter password "fixitnow", and provide your e-mail and name. A conference call version of this WebEx session is also available: call 1-877-326-2337 (international dial-in 303-928-3232) and join conference ID 44 71 955.
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