Microsoft legt de uitdrukkelijke wens van software developers om Visual Studio 2005 vóór de final release grondig te debuggen naast zich neer; het product ligt ‘no matter what’ vanaf 7 november in de winkelschappen.
“Through a feedback form on the Microsoft Developer Network Web site, developer customers asked Microsoft to release a third beta of Visual Studio 2005, which is due for completion on Nov. 7.
In the original suggestion, a customer said that Visual Studio 2005, which had a second beta program in April, has too many bugs and performance problems. I’d rather have a good product six months from now than a mediocre one in three months, wrote Clint Stotesbery on Thursday.
The majority of developers who wrote into the suggestion forum agreed, saying that the quality of the product was more important than meeting the Nov. 7 deadline. Visual Studio 2005, formerly code-named Whidbey, will arrive at least one year later than originally planned.
Representatives from Microsoft’s Visual Studio development group decided to pass on the suggestion.”