[bf1942] Memory Leak Update

ScratchMonkey ScratchMonkey at MatureAsskickers.net
Sat Jul 9 12:43:47 EDT 2005

--On Saturday, July 09, 2005 11:57 AM +0200 Mikael Bååth 
<mikaelbaath at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm suprised there aren't laws against releasing software that dosen't
> work.

Windows would never be released. Nor would most of Linux. Software is too 
complex and not valuable enough to warrant the time to prove it error-free. 
There are exceptions, though, like flight control software, where the 
documentation proving the code is heavier than the loaded aircraft.

The problem here is not that it's released broken, but that it's not 
rapidly released to those users qualified to test it (ie. us) and instead 
is forced through a slow "QA" cycle which apparently doesn't do anything to 
ensure quality. EA could save the cost of the QA and just give us the 
untested code to QA for them for free. If they're worried about QA losing 
their jobs, then QA can be given the job of reading this list to distill 
the feedback for the programmers.

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