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[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. Rodney