[REBOL] Re: REBOL/View for commercial products
From: rsnell:webtrends at: 5-Dec-2000 9:09
Another big problem I see with the automatic update approach
(whether the software in question has built-in expiration or not)
is that the developer may be left out of the loop for testing the
new version. Thus it is very possible that even if the updating
worked flawlessly, a new bug will have crept into the update
and the customer's application may very well start acting differently
or wrong - in a nasty, silent way.
The solution to this is have the developer maintain the auto-update
site and only post new /View (and new scripts for that matter) when
the developer has had a chance to do some unit testing.
In any case, having to do this simply to get around the expiration
problem seems wrong and I hope that RT will find a better solution for
you, Gabriele. Note that this affects many of us even with /Core as
we start using features not available in the released version.