Subject Re: R: [IBO] Memproof errors (Repost)
Author Lester Caine
> > Fixes and tweeks for W2k and XP are not needed for W98SE, so
> > I repeat my previous gripe - why do you want to keep
> > updating?
> Consider that 'minor bugs' or needed enhancement have to be fixed/included too, and this could damage old working code. Unfortunatly, that's the way software is developed on this planet! ;)

Totally agree with that, I still have copies of the Device
Driver Tool Kit for Windows3.1. The 'language' that is used
in it disgusting and the programers who wrote it should have
been sacked. But then Gates never did have anyone
controlling him <g>.

> > Once again Jason - can't we freeze another finished version?
> Finished? I've a (short) list of things that I would like to be addressed

Hopefully that is the bug list

> or improvements that would simplify my life. And after those are included,

That is part of the problem - each 'improvement' adds
another set of retesting.

> I will have new ones for sure. Updating is always a risk, but you can't stop evolving. Put that no one will try new IBO subrelease... who will do the test? And if one day you will need the IBO 4.99zz version that is the only one that works with XP service pack 34? If you never tested the intermediate steps, you never reported bugs that are unique to your way of doing things...

There are only so many hours in the day. Personally I want
to get over to a Kylix version, but changes and improvements
to current applications are taking all the time. I am well
behind on the version of IBO4 I use for safety tested aps
(on the railway) IBO4.2E, but there is nothing on it's bug
list that affects me. I tried to switch to a later version
for non-critical aps, but now have to maintain two
development machines to ensure that things don't get mixed
up. Safety testing a new IBO4 will take 2 months! IBO4.2E
has passed that and I WILL do it when we have a frozen
build, starting now is simply not an option. In the meantime
any spare time is on Linux rather than new versions.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services