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RE: Interested in possibly buying XyWrite: a few questions.



". . . looked into at beta stage . . .":  evidently not a TTG policy,
considering the difficulty Ken Franks has in getting the SmartWords beta out
to the inquiring public.

Regards,

Paul Ambos
pambos@xxxxxxxx



> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Leslie Bialler [SMTP:lb136@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent:	Thursday, January 20, 2000 11:48 AM
> To:	xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject:	Re: Interested in possibly buying XyWrite: a few questions.
> 
> 
> 
> "Ambos, Paul" wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> > The difficulties, in short, are not insuperable.
> >
> 
> I quite agree, but that is _not_ the point, IMHO. No rational actor should
> release his software to the public based on a demonstrably poor install
> program.
> The real issue here is not that it can be overcome, but why this was not
> looked
> into at beta stage and replaced with something that worked without
> kludges.
> 
> It would seem to me that a software developer that does distribute a
> product
> with a crashible install program is committing something close to
> malpractice.
> 
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> Leslie Bialler, Columbia University Press
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