Richard Newman wrote:
> Not to mention that 'beta' is largely meaningless these days; some
> time ago it used to mean that you could expect to encounter bugs in
> everyday usage, but that's not necessarily the case now, which makes
> the original question rather hard to answer.
> Lou, are you asking from the "early Windows beta" or "Gmail beta" POV?
development - not feature-complete
alpha - feature-complete but may "toast your nose," hose your data,
fry your system, bake your brain, or give incorrect results
beta - QA guarantees no life-threatening injuries, but odd
corner cases may show up because, hey, we can't test everything,
right? That's what customers are for! QA says they get correct
results in all the main use cases.
production - yeah, we know, there's bugs, but only 1% - 2% of you will
ever see them, and they wont corrupt anything, so who cares?
I think Nikodemus answered my question. I was trying to get a measure
of how confident you'all were with this release.