On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Katie Ward wrote: > > On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Katie Ward wrote: > > > > > > On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Dave Page wrote: > > > > > > > > > > hammering the betas is a far cry from an "industrial-strength > > > > > > solution". > > > > > > > > > > Have you a better suggestion? Seems a bit catch 22 if testing won't > > > > > prove it's good and we can't use it until we know it's > > good... Still, > > > > > industrial strength testing or not, it's more reliable than > > the SQL 2000 > > > > > and DB2 installations I have here. > > > > > > > > Well you have a beta running, load it up with data and let a > > few hundred > > > > clients loose on it. I've seen win2k BSOD with less stress than that. > > > > > > > > Vince. > > > > > > We did that as part of our internal testing, using the ATM > > database and a > > > dual-processor machine. We tried both with clients connecting and > > > disconnection quickly, and with large numbers of clients that stayed > > > connected for a while, all extremely active. Native Win32 performed > > > comparably with running the same test on comparable machines on LINUX. > > > Nothing crashed. > > > > The code's been available for what a week or two? Do you actually > > think that can be considered conclusive by any standard? > > > > Vince. > > I am the lead developer on the native windows port. I have been using and > testing it for 6 months. However, what testing is ever conclusive?. It is > just evidence that more testing by more people should be done.
Testing to what standards? IMO the lead developer performing these tests is even less than scientific. There are things you will always know that someone else testing it won't know and they will be more likely to try something that you wouldn't that may show less than stellar results. You've tried what's supposed to work, but how much effort have you put in that's not supposed to work? Are you that sure that if you were to feed an oddball query that will simply close the backend on a unix platform won't send your OS off into the weeds? Vince. -- Fast, inexpensive internet service 56k and beyond! http://www.pop4.net/ http://www.meanstreamradio.com http://www.unknown-artists.com Internet radio: It's not file sharing, it's just radio. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: subscribe and unsubscribe commands go to [EMAIL PROTECTED]