New release8.2 build 764
C. Scott Ananian
cscott at laptop.org
Sun Sep 28 14:35:12 EDT 2008
2008/9/28 <david at lang.hm>:
> On Sun, 28 Sep 2008, Carol Lerche wrote:
>> Why not call it a "tester's key"? It is principally useful for testing
>> late-breaking versions.
> tester key or experimenter key would be better (although experimenter key
> may have implications that make it sound too attractive)
This does disable antitheft protections, which may not be important to
most "developers" and "testers" but are considered *very* important by
many of our deployments. (We can debate whether or not they are
mistaken elsewhere, but please take it as a given for the purposes of
this particular thread.).
I find it vaguely amusing that developers, who first came up with the
implementation, named it a "developer's key", and now the more popular
name from the testing community is "tester's key". It seems we're all
a bit vain, imagining our own selves to be the most "typical" users.
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