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    Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    Gary is churning juices ya?

    But its taking too long to get GPOA and we need it now, ja?

    So, why not two releases or three? How about an early release on some of the standard yummi orchestra updates, then add in all that fat new stuff?

    Im dying for new strings, brass, and the like.

    Lets hound Gary here to get us updates today! YAY!

    Whadda say?

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    Re: Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    Uh oh...

    Do I sense a lynch mob that will invade Orcas Isladn to force the release GPOA early. I'm heading for the hills

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    Re: Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    Lets see how many phone calls gary can take before his head turns into harp harmonics...

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    Re: Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    At the risk of taking a bullet for Gary, I have a great idea for releasing early versions of GPOA. Here's my proposed schedule:
    1. Release bugs only, no working features. This is much more efficient for those users who tend to find flaws quickly and early, saving them many hours of actual music making by letting them cut to the chase.
    2. The next release would be all the known bugs, plus "features" that were created by the attempt to fix them.
    3. The last release would be the full featured, completely tested, robust and user friendly production version. Admittedly, this version won't be as much fun for bug chasers, as they'll spend countless hours of making music without any of the fun of finding those pesky little software glitches. However, if that gets too boring, they could always roll back to release 1.
    Or, we could just leave him the heck alone and let him release his normal high quality, fully featured product when it's actually done.


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    Re: Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    No, we wont leave them alone. Don't be a 'yes' man.

    "Featuritis can wait forever,
    but creativity cannot...."

    -- Mark Twain

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    Re: Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    Quote Originally Posted by newmewzikboy
    No, we wont leave them alone. Don't be a 'yes' man.
    Not a yes man - just a guy who spent 15 years developing software for a living, and writing books about it. I know what these guys are going through to give you the great products that you enjoy so much.
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    Re: Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    15? That all? I spent longer. They can phase it. quarterly updates. Platform release plan. Smaller not bigger. Less risks. Less bugs...Its a new concept in the industry called...

    micro-releases...

    also

    get a real build system...lets see some build numbers along with versions...

    and...

    where the labour day...picknic this year?

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    Hey newmewzikboy,

    Based upon your response, I can only imagine you were a Microsoft developer. I keed I keed!

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    Re: Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    Quote Originally Posted by newmewzikboy
    15? That all? I spent longer.
    You're tougher than I am! 15 years in tech was about all I could handle before jumping out a window. Of course, since I'm on the first floor, that wouldn't do me much good anyway...
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    Re: Force Gary to Release GPOA early! Act Now!

    Do you know the history of releases? Because I do. Don't talk about things you don't understand. Like saying releases can only be yearly. Thats glib. Releases are...I've done the research. They dont have the history that I have access to, man. Yearly releases only masked the problems. It can all be fixed with vitamins. They just don't know their options. If they wait long enough, releases will come to them. I'm not making this up! Thats just wrong...and I speak out about it.


    Micro-releases, man...

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