[svlug] Re: NT 5.0 Beta 1 Facts

Larry M. Augustin lma at varesearch.com
Mon Dec 15 11:21:52 PST 1997


Am I the only one who immediately thought of Steve Balmer's interview
in "Revenge of the Nerds" where he derided IBM for their KLOC
mentality during the OS/2 development?

    All IBM could talk about was how many KLOCs this or that would
    take.  If you could getter it done better and faster with fewer KOLCs,
    isn't that better?

Larry

>From: "Daniel P. Kionka" <dkionka at gadzoox.com>
>
>> New Bundled Utilities: Backup (Seagate), Vol Mgr (Veritas), Tape Mgr (High-Ground)
>> Lines of code: 30 million (vs 16.5 million for 4.0, 6.1 million for 3.1)
>> Number of developers: 400
>> Number of testers: 400
>> Avg lines of new code per developer per day: 700
>> Est time for half of all NT servers running 5.0, assuming mid-98 ship: late 2000/early 2001.
>> 
>> Source: Lan Times, 12/8/97

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