[FoRK] Fwd: [Processing] download the new beta release!

Michael Silk michaelslists at gmail.com
Thu May 19 22:42:49 PDT 2005


On 5/20/05, Luis Villa <luis.villa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/20/05, Michael Silk <michaelslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well I've submitted bugs (1 or 2) that I found in the java compiler,
> > and they were fixed in new releases. I know many other bugs that have
> > been found in production and confirmed via source-review have ben
> > fixed too. I, on the other hand, can't about openoffice, never having
> > used it ...
> >
> > I've found if there is a bug it's generally easy to work around, and
> > if you can't (say for example this
> > one:http://forum.java.sun.com/thread.jspa?threadID=627844&tstart=45)
> > you just wait for the next version, or downgrade. I
> 
> Downgrade? Eek... I have worked with Sun a bit, and they are paranoid
> about regressions, and I'd certainly think they would be even more so
> about Java- is that not the case?

Downgrade from the users (developers) point of view; not Suns. I.e. if
the latest version has a flaw (like one did with the StringBuffer
issue) then just stay away from it. (As opposed to going in and fixing
it yourself).

-- Michael


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