Release 8.0 DP 14

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Feb 4 21:20:03 EST 2016

Dr. Hawkins wrote:

 > On Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
 >> "Developer Preview" is not "Stable", but the purpose of a DP is to
 >> allow everyone the opportunity to make sure "Stable" is stable.
 >> So start testing with v8 today.
 >> LC is both broad and deep.  Testing a new engine version with your
 >> specific project is the only way to ensure that version will meet
 >> your project's specific needs.
 > Time is an issue here; that's why I'm paying for a commercial product.
 > I've already reduced my law practice to accommodate this; adding
 > testing time for the ext version (with a different file format) would
 > mean cutting into the bone on my income; my kids need to eat.

Suit yourself.

I regard testing new software my business relies on as part of the 
ongoing cost of developing and maintaining my products.

You know better than most that given the combinatorial explosion of 
possible syntax and feature options that it's not possible for anyone 
but you to test the specific combinations your software relies on.

The rest of us will do some of your testing for you in the course of 
testing our own work, and if you're in a gambling mood you're free to 
bet on the possibility that how we use LC is exactly the same as how you 
use it.

Personally, I wouldn't take that bet myself, but I'm not much of a gambler.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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