They said while there were still issues with myki not opening all barriers at stations and with delays transferring top-ups to cards, the system was operating well overall.
I rest my case. Get on with it...
The barriers might be working fairly okay at stations, but I still have issues with the bus I get on each day before the train. I would say 8 out of 10 times they work - the other times they are out of service. Will this be fixed? I have a Myki pass but wouldn't they be losing money from people with Myki money this way?
This is one of the bus "headless mode" issues. Readers go "out of service" when they are unable to communicate with the driver console. This generally happens because the console isn't switched on, or hasn't booted up when the bus has been started up. As the drivers currently have no interaction with the myki console while they are still using the Metcard one, they can't see this, and indeed have no training about it AFAIK.
In future they will be using the console all the time. From what I've seen they have a device "map" on it, which shows a picture of each device (reader) connected to it, with a green or red border to the picture to indicate the device's status. I believe they will be able to reboot the individual reader from that screen.
They will also be inputting their route into the console, so in future, transaction history will show the actual stop you touch on and off at (like with train station transactions currently), rather than just "bus" or "tram".