Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Nov 2009 21:39 UTC
Internet Explorer "Many wonder why Microsoft doesn't offer nightly builds - or at least something fairly frequent - of Internet Explorers. Ars talks to Microsoft's general manager for Internet Explorer, who says the IE9 development cycle will look much the same as previous versions. We don't think that's a great idea."
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by robojerk on Sat 21st Nov 2009 05:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
robojerk
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The problem is IE is integrated into the OS, and lots and lots of software is dependent on it. They're not going to release a build into the wild that hasn't had heavy regression testing. Releasing nightly builds would be a support nightmare, both for MS and other developers.

That's nonsense. There's no reason why MS can't build IE to have parallel installations for non release builds. I think it would actually be more beneficial for them to seed pre-releases that can install in parallel.

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