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What's after Beta 2 (of vs.net 2005) ?

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    ZippyV

    Sampy says that he doesn't have to do much anymore (for now), Visual Studio teams (with pink hair) trying to implement the ZeroBug feature. Other blogs are telling about a security push that last 6 weeks and after that a external security team with security experts are going to review the code again until March.

    So I ask myself: what's left to do after that beta 2 release? I don't think that Vs.net 2002 got so much attention before going RTM, and now we are still talking about beta 2!

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    jonathanh

    What's left is fixing bugs! If I recall correctly, beta 2 will be the first release that the VS team will call "production ready". So they'll want to get a lot of feedback from people using it for production code, to flush out any remaining bugs. After that there's typically a "release candidate", where they fix all the important reported bugs, and then wait for more feedback to see if they introduced any new ones. Only then will it be released to manufacturing (RTM).

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    ZippyV

    Is the public really going to find so many bugs that 'justifies' the release of an RC1 after the code reviews? The vs.net teams are already using it themself for production code. They should be the first to find the deepest bugs (and the most obvious ones too of course).

    Which extra tests are going to be done before RTM?

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    jonathanh

    Heck, I'm using it in production code Smiley  But any particular team will only use it in one particular way. You want a widespread production beta because it's only when you get a lot of people using it that you've got a good chance of exposing most bugs.

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    ZippyV

    Hopefully we will be able to see how many bugs for beta 2 will be submitted on the feedback center.

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