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November 29, 2006

oh, look, a halt button!

I wasn't going to say anything, because I figured you folk
are all enough nerds that you'd have heard about this. But
Joel put such a great headline on it that I couldn't resist.

How many Microsofties does it take to implement the Off menu?

So, we have some vague idea on the builds process for Vista
there. 1-3 months for feedback? Ack. OS X builds weekly.
(At least. Probably daily now, according to him.)

I spent six months at DEC while it was being Compaq-ized when
I was 19. Worked on X for what had just been renamed Tru64,
had commit bits and all that. It built every night for several
different OS versions. Compiler first, if I recall right.

Le roi est mort. Vive le roi.

music: Arcade Fire: Haiti

candice at November 29, 2006 01:43 AM


I'm pretty sure the Mac OS X builds are now done daily, if not even more frequently. I was sharing my experience as of five years ago...

Posted by: Arno Gourdol at November 29, 2006 11:32 PM

Cool. It's good in either case. I find that kind of stuff interesting even though I don't do that sort work these days.

I'll throw an edit up though.

Posted by: candice at November 29, 2006 11:47 PM

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