Well, can’t blame Hey0…

… since to get the server mod updated, he needs a semi-stable version to work with.  The 20th saw the Beta update, then the 1.0_01 bugfix, then an undeclared 1.0_02 update.  Today, I wake up to find this:

On the plus side, at least we know what’s going on…  Oh, and I thought it quite excellent that Hey0’s mod is popular enough to have ishmodupdated.com.

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  1. #1 by Joshua on December 22, 2010 - 8:08 AM

    You do know that it will never say “Yes,” right? It’s a joke.

    • #2 by Chadwick on December 22, 2010 - 8:33 AM

      Technically, there’s no way to know if that’s true until it gets updated.

  2. #3 by Chadwick on December 22, 2010 - 10:21 AM

    Hey, this sounds like a reasonable plan, and I hope it gets adopted. It would be nice if the mods and such could be updated *before* they break.

    • #4 by Andrew D. on December 22, 2010 - 10:32 AM

      I’m honestly flabbergasted that notch can call himself a software developer and not have even considered a release plan. That last line, “Perhaps something like that might work!” pisses me off. Has he never seen another software project before? Are the concepts of nightlies, release schedules, and changelogs something that’s new to him? That might work? Dear god.

      It seems like every release he puts out gets several silent bugfix releases that cause sysadmins and modders consternation. It’s one thing to silently bugfix a typo; it’s wholly different to silently change the way the software functions.

      Notch needs to realize he has dependents now and start paying attention to the uptime of his venture capitalists/beta testers because they’re what keeps his work relevant.

      • #5 by Andrew D. on December 22, 2010 - 10:40 AM

        See also: “Why are we still dealing with this?”, one of my favorite Slashdot quotes.

        http://it.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=254277&cid=19958779

      • #6 by Chadwick on December 22, 2010 - 12:03 PM

        I think he can call himself a software developer because this is the first successful thing he’s done. He’s never had to deal with customers before. And we all get to participate in the learning process.

      • #7 by Andrew on December 22, 2010 - 12:26 PM

        I would have to agree. Anytime I do any sort of major work via: website, database, etc. I make sure I test it completely and make it “idiot-proof” and have a schedule for when I release things to help ease clients into it or make it as inevasive as possible. If my clients can’t break it, it is good… basically…

        • #8 by Chadwick on December 22, 2010 - 1:40 PM

          If your clients can’t break it, they must not be trying hard enough.

          • #9 by Joshua on December 22, 2010 - 1:46 PM

            LOL so true.

          • #10 by Andrew on December 22, 2010 - 4:59 PM

            thankfully my clients are ignorant boobs when it comes to technology…. in fact so is management when it comes to my department.

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