well, there are also regular folk (like you and me) who can sign up to help apple out as beta testers. these people get chosen to participate in a seed program where they get the latest builds and provide feedback to apple along the way. these people could have also released builds and these people are no more, unfortunately. this sux.<br><br>it also hurts apple in that they are only going to get feedback from within...that means that people running weird configurations and specific software or peripherals are no longer able to reveal bugs they encounter. did i say this sux? it does.<br><br>i'd love to have version 67, but i won't get it illegally so i am going to switch to mozilla or camino until safari gets released later this year. this sux.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
I agree with Mactico. They should release the Betas to anyone. I don't feel guilty for beeing enthusiastic about new developements of a beta. Apple should be thankful for that. By involving people in the development they created a very strong emotional link with their customers. This connection worth millions in advertising money. Pulling the program is silly.<br><br>
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Hummm<br><br>The problem is that the betas are free.<br><br>Apple could do what MS does.<br>Release crapy software, sell them to the public - then release weekly patches after hearing all the complaints, in order to fix the betas they sold. Works for MS should work for Apple.<br><br>
#54665 - 03/23/0309:30 PMRe: for the safari pirates
Beta releases are one thing, beta seeds are another (from what I gather). Yet, in the interest of improving the browser, Apple should also consider just releasing the beta seeds (probably very similar in nature to nightly builds) as Mozilla and Omniweb does. I don't see any problem in that myself, but apparently Apple takes a different view on that. <br><br>Perhaps if Apple would update the beta releases a bit more frequently, there wouldn't be this rush to pirate new builds all the time. <br><br><br><br>
Like I mention<br><br>It seems that Apple would rather release to the public "tested" builds. <br><br>Not let the general public, do the testing. Possible in order to cut down on thousands of suggestions from people that don't know crap about software development.<br><br>I see your point about getting more feedback but at what quality?<br><br>
have any of you dont it? Johnny Cat is the only other person i can think of that might understand that you dont widely release your developement builds until you feel comfortable with them. Once comfortable, you update the beta (like has done since safari was released to the public)<br><br>For Mozialla or Chimera comparisons, apple is a public company and must answer to the stockholders, which the others do not.<br><br><br><br>
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