RE: Sure... re: I think this might lead people to posting "Where are 6.0.2 CF-a, or 6.0.3 CF a-c?" Nathan T. Freeman 20.Aug.03 04:11 PM a Web browser General All ReleasesAll Platforms
Would it be better? I'm not seeing the benefits.
The benefit is, there's never any question what the latest CF is. In today's
world, you have to know the previous CFs for each MR in order to know that the
one you're looking at is the latest (or not the latest). If I'm looking at an
install for 6.0.1 CF2, is that the latest one? I have to go look at the
6.0.1-specific stream to find out.
With a single progressive nomenclature, you could literally post a big flashing
GIF on LDD that says "LATEST CF RELEASE: G" Anyone dealing with an install
would know immediately what they were dealing with.
Also - a-z limits our ability to deliver CF's. By 6.0.6, we could easily
be past 26 CF's.
I don't really care what nomenclature gets used. The only real advantage to
letters is that they're distinct from the numbers in the MR version designation.
We tried to limit what could be downloaded last year. We heard loud and
clear that the decision was a bad one.
Okay, then at the very least, how about some clear links to what the latest
version is, with everything else in an "Archives" area? Right now, it is
remarkably difficult to figure out what file to download from IBM's site. 99%
of customers won't have any interest in downloading 6.0.1 CF1 if 6.0.1 CF2 is
released. Why make their experience more confusing?
Just to clarify, CF's are not across all MR's. They are version specific
DLL's kitted up in three different Installs, one for each of the three most
So it's only the last 3 MRs? Okay, that doesn't really change much, but thanks
for the clarification.