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Old 07-11-2006, 09:52 AM   #16
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As I see it, it was private information they have disclosed. We are angry when they do not disclose information, and when they disclose some them we become angrier and menace of economical loss.

Guess what conclusion should any manager get from this? Not that they will care about the client, but the contrary: that hidding information is the better, no-risk, move.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:55 AM   #17
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It usually is, at least it is usally easier to handle. Just because if you try to do your best, communicate it, things go wrong, you communicate it, you are the bad guy. But i personally think open communication with people who buy an unfinished product should be done. Not with the broad public though, there you need finer grains of information to spread.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:57 AM   #18
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I concur. Though in all fairness they havn't actually disclosed anything (well except to the commander).

Threatening to initiate a false claimback once the shipping is underway is not the way to do business. And making comments like that is going to make iRex less likely to communicate in the future.
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Old 07-11-2006, 10:01 AM   #19
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But i personally think open communication with people who buy an unfinished product should be done. Not with the broad public though, there you need finer grains of information to spread.
I even think that the broad public can be treated into the best grains of info; if they are not able to grasp them, it is a great opportunity for uplifting.

As for us, we can not help on the economy of the company neither on their shop running, but we can help on making the machine useful. What I am afraid is that this bad experience in the [early, untested] deploy of a piece of software, plus a bad experience on information spread, will delay the deploy of the SDK. And we need the SDK (or a backdoor) to be deployed soon, and Irex need it too.
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This is smoething iRex is actually very much aware of apparently. They seem to be trying their very best to push the release of the SDK forward. The problem as I see it however is, that you can't make a proper SDK if the Os isn't finished...so...
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Yap, the SDK will be a very important. I cant wait to get it. But that is postponed till September (When the OS will be in its final stage). At least for the open SDK. As far as i remember, there are special developers SDKs for the larger B2B partners.
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Old 07-11-2006, 10:05 AM   #22
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The 10 orders that have been shipped so far are "special" orders. They were selected (don't ask me through which procedure) as priority (I think you can guess how I came into that pot...all thanks to you guys...^^) and were sent "manually", not using the normal procedure.
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I have not followed everything for the last few hours, who has gotten his (or her) confirmation mail, that a device is underway? And why 10, not 5 or 20 or any other given number?

Hmm, makes me feel not so comfortable with them, but anyway, we are eager early adopters here, what to expect?

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Old 07-11-2006, 10:08 AM   #23
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This is smoething iRex is actually very much aware of apparently. They seem to be trying their very best to push the release of the SDK forward. The problem as I see it however is, that you can't make a proper SDK if the Os isn't finished...so...
Well, you *can*. Just publish regular source snapshots - as actively done by most of the open source community.

A finished SDK is good for commercial third-party software. The average open source enthusiast/programmer is used to fiddle with everchanging sources.
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Well, you *can*. Just publish regular source snapshots - as actively done by most of the open source community.

A finished SDK is good for commercial third-party software. The average open source enthusiast/programmer is used to fiddle with everchanging sources.
Ali is right. Just give us a backdoor somewhere and source to the drivers.
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Ali is right. Just give us a backdoor somewhere and source to the drivers.
Yep. That's all we need.

A sample makefile (indicating the CFLAGS, LDFLAGS needed) and a way to test our newly generated executable .

The rest can be obtained by inspecting the actual executables of the iliad O:-).
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I don't know why it's 10, maybe they had ten devices left in stock?
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