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Michael Bowyer
2005-04-03, 18:48
>Please try the latest nightly - either 6.0.1 or 6.1 - this should be fixed there.
>
>-D


I've patiently waited weeks for the new version 6. Not even a week after its release and we're back to 'try the latest nightly'. Excellent!

kdf
2005-04-04, 00:10
Quoting Michael Bowyer <mbowyer (AT) mac (DOT) com>:

> >Please try the latest nightly - either 6.0.1 or 6.1 - this should be fixed
> there.
> >
> >-D
>
>
> I've patiently waited weeks for the new version 6. Not even a week after its
> release and we're back to 'try the latest nightly'. Excellent!
>



so don't use it. go back and join the crowd who refuse to test. your other
option is to wait months until someone else with a more constructive frame of
mind takes the time to test and it gets fixed.

Personally, I've become sickened by the negative attitudes here.

-kdf

Steven Moore
2005-04-04, 01:16
Well I and a few others have had a particular problem with v6 but once
we opened a bug report and explained the problem it seems to be fixed.
No software is perfect, even the mighty Microsoft and Apple make
mistakes but if we all pull together, report the bugs and help solve
them, the software will improve.
I think this is the way forward.

Steven Moore
On 4 Apr 2005, at 8:10 am, kdf wrote:

> Quoting Michael Bowyer <mbowyer (AT) mac (DOT) com>:
>
>>> Please try the latest nightly - either 6.0.1 or 6.1 - this should be
>>> fixed
>> there.
>>>
>>> -D
>>
>>
>> I've patiently waited weeks for the new version 6. Not even a week
>> after its
>> release and we're back to 'try the latest nightly'. Excellent!
>>
>
>
>
> so don't use it. go back and join the crowd who refuse to test.
> your other
> option is to wait months until someone else with a more constructive
> frame of
> mind takes the time to test and it gets fixed.
>
> Personally, I've become sickened by the negative attitudes here.
>
> -kdf
>

Jeff Allison
2005-04-04, 08:28
kdf wrote:

> Personally, I've become sickened by the negative attitudes here.

I can understand this attitude, I really can. It's really frustrating to
work hard on something and hear nothing but complaints. The most
rewarding experience I've ever had in 18 years in the software industry
was working at a company called Innosoft International. We'd go to
trade shows and customers would actually come up and tell us how
wonderful our software was because it just worked. That was great
because it is _so_ rare. People typically react to stuff that's broken
rather than stuff that works, with the reaction being based on
expectation level.

Slim Devices occupies an interesting intersection of computer
hardware/software and consumer home electronics, two markets with very
different expectation levels. Consumers expect home electronics to just
work; the expectation level is very high. OTOH, the expectation level
for computer software is very low, with consumers tolerating a rather
ridiculous number of bugs, security holes, and horrific UI's

I've got a wireless SB1 (non-graphic) running with the 5.4 server. It
works pretty well, although it suffers from the occasional dropout. I'm
not one of those who has been testing 6.0. Hats off to those who have,
because end-user testing is clearly the way that this software gets
better. Since I'm not testing I'm not griping...I'm just going to wait
for 6.1 to come along before I upgrade.

To close on a positive note, let me say that listening to music with the
Squeezebox is a quantum improvement over listening to CD's. I find
myself listening to music I forgot I had, and putting together
hours-long playlists for get togethers is wonderful. Props to the
volunteers in the user community who have helped make this happen.

- Jeff