…and on and on

“Well, this is another fine mess you’ve gotten us into”. Never have Oliver Hardy’s words seemed more appropriate. Not content with screwwing around the bulk of SL’s users, Linden Lab have now started on TPV developers.

That Linden Lab should be ashamed of themselves doesn’t begin to cover it. What they did to the Firestorm developer team isn’t merely petty, it is aimed fairly clearly at handicapping LL’s main viewer competitor. Giving out buggy code is not a first for LL but giving out code that has a bug hidden by a secret JIRA is shameful. That the Firestorm devs have reported what happened in a clear concise manner, admitting faults of their own making (though most of them fall into the category of “they wouldn’t do that…would they?”) simply adds to their credibility.

It has been clear for a while that there were major problems with Pathfining and Havok and the code needed to support it. It sat on Magnum for weeks while LL fiddled ineffectually. Some of that fiddling should have been done while the code was being QA’d on Aditi. Now we have a grid wide bug, and it is becoming clear that the original bug-fix for SVC-8124 was nothing of the sort. I hate to say this but:

WE TOLD YOU SO” – see SVC-8155 and how that was received by LL.

So now Firestorm devs have done their best to make yet another silk purse out of an LL sow’s ear.

Rod, you are really going to have to accept that you need the open-source community desperately, your own folk are just not up to the job.

Really, how much longer is this farce going to continue?

~ by Ayesha Askham-Ezvalt on August 28, 2012.

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