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Re: Netscape rewards are an insult

On Sun, 15 Oct 1995, Brad Shantz wrote:
> Whoops, wrong.  BETA does not mean code "they know crashes."  In fact 
> it is quite the opposite.  This is pre-release code that they are bug 
> fixing.  most of the catastrophic bugs, they probably know about.  A 
> BETA program is to increase the testing and quality assurance staff 
> to find all of the bugs they DON'T know about.  Then, they will have a 
> reasonable amount of time to fix those bugs before release.  It makes 
> for a much more stable product.

Well it took me 30 minutes to find my first repeatable 'core' dumping
bug in the v2.0beta when I started playing with it this morning.
How stable is that?  Mind you, the bug appears to be probably due to a 
missed variable assignment.
I have an idea about where to look for more bugs but I'll 
probably wait some time before I start looking in earnest, I suppose the 
challenge is to look for bugs in the final release version :-).

eric (who wants a 'I debuged netscape' Tshirt to go with his 'I hacked 
      netscape' Tshirt and his RSA yoyo :-)
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