andrew.haslett at ilc.gov.au
Sun Mar 7 17:15:58 CST 2004
Fair enough. -----Original Message----- From: Bryan Carbonnell [mailto:carbonnb at sympatico.ca] Sent: Monday, 8 March 2004 4:55 AM To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues Subject: RE: [dba-Tech] Windows XP SP2 Breaks Apps On 7 Mar 2004 at 20:52, Haslett, Andrew wrote: > Give em a bit of a chance. Its still in Beta isn't it. If you go and read the full article, available from: http://www.computerweekly.com/articles/article.asp?liArticleID=128915& liArticleTypeID=1&liCategoryID=6&liChannelID=171&liFlavourID=1&sSearch =&nPage=1 or for the line wrap challenged :) http://tinyurl.com/2utps The first paragraph says: "Microsoft has made something of a trade-off with the update, focusing on security improvements at the expense of backward compatibility. The company has called on all software developers to test their code against the beta version of Service Pack 2, or face the possibility that the update will break their handiwork." So, MS expects that the SP will break things. It also implies that if SP2 does break your app, then it wasn't written correctly with safety in mind. A little over the top, IMHO, but none the less it's their stance. Hell MS have even set up a training course for SP2!! So there is something to this, IMO. -- Bryan Carbonnell - carbonnb at sympatico.ca Never argue with idiots. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience. _______________________________________________ dba-Tech mailing list dba-Tech at databaseadvisors.com http://databaseadvisors.com/mailman/listinfo/dba-tech Website: http://www.databaseadvisors.com IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ ******************** This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and may contain information protected by law from disclosure. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this email from your system. No warranty is given that this email or files, if attached to this email, are free from computer viruses or other defects. They are provided on the basis the user assumes all responsibility for loss, damage or consequence resulting directly or indirectly from their use, whether caused by the negligence of the sender or not.
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