I visited both of those GitHubs that you referenced but I would have to look at the code to see which I used. My desktop has dual boot Linux/Win 10 on it and after that flurry of work using Win 10 for many days straight without rebooting or anything, when I did reboot my system yesterday Windows decided it was going on strike and the USB ports no longer are recognized under that OS. Boots in to Linux fine and the ports work so I am resetting Windows now.
I am on my laptop writing this and finishing some work up and followed up on the VPS and my install. I did hit a block yesterday afternoon apparently and it looks as if paid out to all accounts properly so that part of the testing is finished but, no, I was not up to speed on the whole ‘testnet’ configuration or how it actually worked so I just skipped that and went straight into production. DGB is a great coin and luckily it does not take very long relatively speaking to hit a block, and even then it is not like losing a lot of money if I did screw up somewhere.
I was doing all this more as a learning experience than anything else. I did want to compare how well I would do mining with one L3+ solo for DGB as compared to TBFactory but in all honesty I think it is safe to say that unless I were to solve blocks at a rate more often than I expect then it is well worth paying a mining pool the 1% - 1.5% or so to not have to deal with the headaches of upkeep and maintaining a pool myself. Guess I am getting to old.
I just now realized that I am on the Litecoin forum talking about another coin - probably not the most respectful thing one could do. Hahaha.
I believe in Litecoin and promote it equally aggressive so no harm.