WTF ...well only recently I said users dont need an incident like the
Symantec one..<creepy>...wonder if Bo is still keen on SW pushing out
frequent silent upgrades?!
..but apppalling quality control again...obviously no one actually
does any meaningful testing on a sp build before releasing it.
I suppose you can all be grateful this is just confined to PDM
imagine 400,000 dead pc's...
You all know this is going to happen eventually right? <evil grin>
Well, when that happens, it'll be time for a class-action test of the part
of the license which states that the vendor is not responsible for what the
software actually does.
I actually hope that never happens. If that part of the license is found to
be unlawful, the cost of software in general will increase noticeably. On
the other hand... Maybe I'd be willing to pay more for software that was
guaranteed to work.
400,000 x ' $25 ' = $10M
10m / 200,000 p.a.(guess) = 50 new employees housed, clothed and fed,
looking for and fixing bugs ( probably 10x the present no. ;) )...or
of course out source to India and get 250 workers...
sooo for $25 extra you can have quality but.. now that quality has
gone up you can cut VAR numbers... and reduce subs..by..$50 !! (or
maybe just $25 and keep the rest to give as staff bonuses ;) )
That sounds nice. But if it was the result of a class action suit there
would be the cost of the settlement, legal fees, new insurance against
quality suits (like medical malpractice), establishing standards of quality
for a few million line of code (imagine the new license agreement),
increased component costs (a lot of SW is licensed from other companies),
etc. I doubt the increase in cost would be as palatable as $25/seat.
Thw present cost of Windows might actually be justified if quality were
You now know why I have said I no longer care about any one particular
3D software and any particular hardware it runs on. The cost of the
software and hardware pales in comparison to the cost of the person
using it day in and day out and the significant output that comes from
that persons work with the software.
Right now I can stick with Apple's MacBook Pro and SolidWorks running
on it. If things change, I'll move to add some other software and
hardware as required.
By the way, a long time Microsoft programmer has done a review and
comparison of MS's .Net vs Apple's Cocoa programming environment and
MS doesn't stack up well against Apple.
The light hearted overview is on RoughlyDrafted.com @
...with references to Hoffman's blog.
Apple is making it easier for software developers to get their job
done and done right with the controls to make it maintainable, from
what I read.
On Jun 13, 4:11 pm, email@example.com wrote:
Well, indeed, I would hope a Top Caliber Company would release updates
more often BECAUSE they have a top grade comprehensive automated &
manual testing system built on top of a similarly high grade
progarmming, tracking system with top quality coders.
It is starting to worry me that SolidWorks has lost control of their
coding process (& there are lots of professors and others who have
developed systems & methods to improve & control coding).
When SWks warns that you that a PDM user could not only lose Swks
files but potentially delete System files, then I also wonder if they
had a coder deliberately screw up the coding. That brings up a real
nasty subject as wacko employee coders have been known to insert
delayed action bombs in code, leave and then use the "Feature" for
some malicious reason.
SolidWorks 2006 is looking better with each passing day.
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