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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-10-05 02:38:34

Beman Dawes wrote:
> In doing a postmortem of the past couple of releases with Thomas Witt,
> he made a very strong case that testing is a major bottleneck. If
> developers and release managers have to wait several days to find out
> if
> a fix works, it slows progress to a crawl.
> One of the things we can do to eliminate that bottleneck is to cut the
> number of release criteria compilers down to a more manageable number,
> and to compilers where testing is very reliably and runs several
> times a
> day.
> My candidates for the release criteria compilers are:
> * Microsoft VC++ 8.0 on Win32

My feeling is that VC++ 7.1 is at least as commonly used as 8.0. Unmanaged
C++ users never really had any major reason to upgrade from 7.1.

/ Johan

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