MS and the release threadmill ..
- Subject: MS and the release threadmill ..
- From: Doug Mentohl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 18:31:54 +0100
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< From bradsi Mon Feb 3 18:32:47 1992
To: bradc; mackm; richt
Cc: dividcol; johnlu; richf; russs
Subject: RE: borland and dri
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 92 18:30:05 PST
yes, we need to get together to discuss. i agree that we don't want to
negatively affect msdos6. but realistically, msdos6 is still quite a way
off. we need to have a close look at it, too, to see what's essential
and what's not. i presume msdos won't be until mid-to-late '93. i don't
see how we can hold the fort with msdos 5.0
until then. if dri was smart, they'd put us on a release treadmill. get
some new utils, call it 6.5. get a new round of reviews. do it again 6-9
months later. each round of review would say, dri was already ahead, now
they are further ahead. once you lose a lot of ground it is very very
hard to pick it up. we need to stop losing ground while making progress
towards the ultimate "major leap" msdos6. clearly the trick is to not
make kernel changes and just add bought utils.
court documents in the case of Comes v Microsoft.