Any ideas anyone?
> Anyone know why the Rybka Chess site has no obvious mention of R4; it's almost as if it doesn't exist. It just looks as though it is frozen in time at the point where R3 was launched.
Maybe because it is frozen in time???? I don't think it gets a lot of maintenance.
However, if the website or Rybka are their top priorities then one might note that the 'best' can only afford to be non-resposive as long as they stay the best. That is if they hope to avoid the the unfortunate fate of countless companies who were the best. (Became second best for a short time but were unable to overcome their reputation even when again offerring the best product.)
I recently expressed exactly this sentiment to another software development person in an unrelated genre who had issued much fewer and much more frustrating updates.
I stated it close to the way that you stated it, as polite and as understanding as possible and trying to place myself in their shoes. I asked a simple question about the development process that was along the lines of whether or not the project was actively being worked on or if the company had issued other priorities or divided up developer time between other projects.
Well, the answer I got was that I was rude for asking, that they (this developer and the team he/she oversaw) had been working 10-15 hours a day 5-7 days a week with a team of 4 or 5 and how dare I imply otherwise. This person indicated I was ungrateful, disrespectful, and ignorant of standard practices of software development (which ironically I was trying to alleviate by asking questions).
Still periods of 6 months to a year have passed without significant updates, even without some changes that were very simple, highly desired, and certainly could not take more than a week (severely liberal estimate) to implement.
Luckily there is every indication that Vas is a good person and would not react this way at all. Still I've often encountered a lot of friction with developers so I must conclude that it is simply a mysterious world I will never understand unless I become a part of it myself.
> so I must conclude that it is simply a mysterious world I will never understand
Well, you could certainly replace the "I" with "we" above. Everyone is looking for a logical explanation as to why there is no update, etc. and it just doesn't seem to exist. Some things just defy explanation...
6 years from now, the mother will be 5 times as old as the child.
Solve and discover what Vas is up to and how he is tackling the cloning problem.
Same problem here? Vas may have a case of programmer's block. Rybka has become like that fat wrestler. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!
There mustn't be very much about R4. But Informations about R4 should be on the home page, and a link to more R4 informations.
But now all wie can find here is:
"Rybka 3 User Area" (Aha)
"Here you can download Rybka 2.3.2a or purchase the latest (which??) Rybka version." and in the end with this link we find R4
FAQ about R2-versions
Rybka 3 book
Visitors will only find by chance, that there exists a Rybka 4, and only if they follow the link to the latest Rybka version.
All other texts only speak about R2 and R3.
Months after R4 had entered the scene.
We know, that there exists R4 :-)
But please immagine you enter the Microsoft Site and read about Windows98 and WindowsXP, and you have to search if you want to read about Windows7 because you have heard rumors that such an Operating System should exist.
Anyways I agree about the Rybka website. Maybe a story could be put on the front page that says something like, "Rybka still at the top of the heap with Rybka 4".
>Maybe a story could be put on the front page that says something like, "Rybka still at the top of the heap with Rybka 4".
Of course, months ago it had to be there. But as always, Felix is completely asleep.
on the planets face
called the human race
lost in time
and lost in space
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