Hi Jeremy, all !
Jeremy Cole wrote:
> Hi Jörg,
> I certainly will not disagree that an issue this basic should have been
> caught in internal QA, but at the same time, can you argue that having a
> community release out would have caught this issue before you gave the
> untested code to your supposedly "more stable" enterprise customers?
No, I cannot argue that, and I never tried to.
But IMO there is no significant difference between giving a version with
such an issue to any user, be s/he paying or not -
it should not meet the paying customer, but equally it should not meet
the non-paying community user.
> The basic issue is that you're asking customers to pay for the privilege
> of using untested code in production. I for one could never recommend
> that to a customer...
If "you" means me personally, I will ignore that: I never said this is
my personal preference.
If "you" refers to MySQL AB, this is a way to put it which I cannot
claim to be completely wrong, even though I am sure this is not the
intention of the current scheme of operation.
A salesperson must always work by the assumption the product is
operating correct, and from that point it is ok to give paying users a
headstart with a new version.
A technical person may easily start from a different assumption and so
come to different proposals.
(I belong to the technical side, but try to understand the other point
of view; so I may present arguments even though I do not share them.)
Joerg Bruehe, Senior Production Engineer
MySQL AB, www.mysql.com
Office: (+49 30) 417 01 487 VoIP: 4464@stripped