The 60% looks bogus
Mar 25, 2006
11:08 PM EDT
|There have been some reports that the 60% rewrite is bogus.
[edited to add:]
"David Richards, he of the "Up to 60% of Windows Vista needs to be rewritten" story, now says that a source at Acer Australia has confirmed his original story, although the new article remains fuzzy about exactly what Richards is talking about." http://blogs.pcworld.com/techlog/archives/001733.html
"You can view the 60-percent-Vista-rewrite story as something of a software development IQ test. Anyone who believes that it's conceivable is someone who hasn't got the most basic clue about how software development works." http://www.scripting.com/2006/03/25.html
Maybe that "source" was talking about 60% would be affected. If you go to
you find that the confirmation is another hear-say. "We have also been told that up to 60% of the code will have some form of re writing or changes made."
I have discovered independent confirmation that someone was told that breaking a chain email leads to viruses on AIX.
5 years to do 100%. 6 months (November for corporate) to do 60%? Let me hear it from a developer, not a reporter giving 2nd hand rumors.
(Either preview is broken or the auto-html-ization is).
Mar 25, 2006
11:33 PM EDT
|Ok, so editing a post is completely screwed.
Link that was ripped out of the above: http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Computing/Software?Article=/Com...
Mar 26, 2006
2:09 AM EDT
|Don't know if it's bogus or not, but I could see the decision going like this:
Executive 1: I think we should ship Vista out without any bad code. We can't tolerate any code that is insecure, buggy, non-performant, or otherwise unacceptable. So, how much of the Vista code is bad?
Executive 2: (Mumbles response)
Executive 1: Really? Ouch. Too expensive. Let's just fix 60% of the bad code.
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