Your sentiments are
almost word-for-word the conversation Tab and I had on the topic earlier this
week. We're worried that it is premature too.
But at the same
time, the only way that the issues that send people to the desktop are going to
get addressed is if we take it away. We have had the 3.x software for
nearly three years, yet ctrl-alt-del kill ballot station is still the
standard operating procedure.
Your example below
is a good one. Why the heck would Deborah have to go to the desktop to
"boot up an LA vs. VIBS demo"? If there is a problem with 4.1.2 and the LA
database, then we need to know what that problem is and fix it. As it
stands, you probably wouldn't even have brought it up, because you worked
whatever the problem was with the desktop.
I'm probably just in a mental rut on this issue. However if
the product was stable I could imagine taking the desktop away. But
given how often we are trying to tweek something, aren't field personnel going
to lose alot of time waiting for new releases if they need to delete a file or
rename something in order to test it.
This morning Deborah needed to do a demo with a vibs version
and non-vibs version and needed the desktop to boot up an LA vs a VIBS
demo. Maybe I'm all wet here, but this seems a bit
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 1:44
Subject: RE: BS 4-0-11-0 entry into
(Must think beyond the box)
Must be no more bugs in the
elimination of the desktop is coming. There was
discussed regarding this on certification list (unfortunately), so
Ian/Jeff you didn't get a chance to see it. I don't think Wyle will be
renaming word files to .ins.
I am removing myself
from the cert list.