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M12 Out!

Tuesday December 21st, 1999

M12 is now out. Get it from the FTP site. It might be a little difficult to get in. If you have a mirror site, let us know in the forum, and we'll add your info to this news item.

So far there are releases for Mac, FreeBSD, Sparc Solaris 2.7, Windows, OpenVMS and Linux.


#76 Sorry...

by masri <masri@nolex.com>

Tuesday December 28th, 1999 8:11 PM

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Gee, I didn't realize you were a coder, I thought you were like the rest of us... If that's the case, don't worry about the bugs. If you're spending that kind of time finding bugs, you could spend that time writing some C and helping the development. And don't worry if you check in a few bugs (perhaps code that works on your platform, but not others)... We'll find 'em for you. :)

Seriously, as previously stated, the bugs you're finding are to be expected. This is pre-alpha code, and the developers are coding to give us a final product as quickly as possible. IMO, it's best if those coders continue feverishly working on their code, and leave it to us to test on multiple platforms and find their bugs for them. That lets them concentrate on what they do best, and lets those who can't code contribute to the project.

Writing well-tested code takes a lot of time, and normally you don't have a team of thousands of individuals to rely on for your bug testing. Moz is a different kind of project, and I think some of the rules are going out the window.

- Adam