> >Perhaps he doesn't understand what alpha means?
> Blame it on Netscape. No, go ahead and blame it on Microsoft. You
> put out software that's alpha quality and call it "release", then you
> put out a patch (i.e., version 1.01, then version 1.02 a few days
> later). Then you call a version "gold". MySQL's alpha versions are
> regularly of higher quality than those other companies "gold" versions.
> So people's perceptsions get a little bit whacked.
Yes, I agree about MySQL product quality. But I couldn't resist replying to
that baited comment.