0.700 from the users’ point-of-view
October 18, 2007 2 Comments
Want your System Stability Index to fall? Then start using DC++ 0.700 :)
First.. What System Stability Index (SSI) is?
Windows Vista includes a great tool called Reliability and Performance Monitor. This collects data and creates reports about your system. Also, it has a so-called System Stability Index which is a number between 1 and 10 to show your system stability. This index is based on software and hardware failures occurs during the run of the operating system.
How DC++ comes to SSI?
When DC++ 0.700 released, I thought I was going to test it then write some blog posts on some sites about it, but lately I discovered Reliability and Performance Monitor and I thought this was going to tell everything about the stability of release.
Just check this graph:
The highlighted date (10. 11. 2007.) is the day I tested DC++ 0.700 for 20 minutes.
I know most bugs are discovered when a lot of users testing the software, but it has so many that it’s even unusable for using it as a secondary, testing client and they could be discovered by trying it out by a very small group of users (rather developers/testers).
I also know that this post may irritate some other people, but I think when releasing a software, we must ensure a minimal usability, since something which is called a “release” is intended for the users, not for testers.