|Chances of a bug-fixed 35s?|
Message #1 Posted by Bruce Bergman on 8 Aug 2007, 2:07 p.m.
This is merely for discussion -- I'm not proposing anything, nor am I planning on returning my new 35s. ;-)
What do you think the chances are that HP will be releasing a cleaned up version of the 35s? Just the software bugs, not anything like keyboard, labeling or display issues?
There have only been a handful of bugs, but the list is growing, and I suspect we haven't seen the last of them. The 33s had a couple of bugs too, and I believe they cleaned them up about a year later, about the time they fixed the period/comma issue.
Another discussion topic: who does HP rely on for testing these calcs? I mean, they can't cover all the bases strictly using automated testing or regression testing -- you'd think they have to send them to actual users for beta testing and then fix bugs as they are found. With the possible exception of Gene Wright, I don't know of anyone who got a "beta" model to test, so that leads me to believe the test group (if there is one) is miniscule. You'd think HP would want to get together a group of hard-core users and have them test out the next new version, under non-disclosure of course, to get a good coverage...
Musings from a slow Wednesday...