Linked by Adam S on Thu 21st Aug 2008 13:13 UTC
Windows Steven Sinofsky, who oversees Windows 7 development, has really committed to keeping us in the loop on the new Engineering Windows 7 blog. In today's post, "Measuring the Scale of a Release," he discusses whether or not Windows 7 will be a "major" or "minor" release. It's a pretty good piece that really makes some good points. Read on for our perspective.
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RE[5]: Comment by Hakime
by Quag7 on Fri 22nd Aug 2008 21:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Hakime"
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Can we have a MTBMPR (Mean Time Between Mac Pricing Row) stat on the front page? It would be interesting to track how many days we can go between those debates.

Other proposals:

MTBLF (Mean Time Between License Furores) - the amount of time between a discussion of what "free" means, BSD vs GPL style

MTBORMS (Mean Time Between Opinions on Richard Stallman) - self explanatory

MTBUBCBOT (Mean Time Between Ubuntu Bashing Comments By Old Timers)

MTBBGPP (Mean Time Between Bad Gentoo Politics Posts)

MTBFUDA (Mean Time Between FUD accusations)

MTBLIAACNDD (Mean Time Between Linux Is All About Choice Not Dilution Discussions)

MTBILRFTDA (Mean Time Between Is Linux Ready For The Desktop Articles)

I would also like to propose support for system-wide XML-style entity declarations to save space on the hard drives. For example:

&yougetwhatyoupayforwithamac; and &macsareforrichkids;

&rmsisaneccentricvisionary; and &rmsisagnuzealotonewindowsreleasefromsarinsubwaybombing;

&gplfreeasinfreedomsuckitfreebsdfreedomtohordedouchebags; &gpliscommunistswhathatecapitalism;

And so forth. This way, these debates could be had much quicker and it's not as if the text is anything but static anyway.

Just a...modest...proposal.

Edited 2008-08-22 21:19 UTC

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