Re: reporting testing

Subject: Re: reporting testing
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 09:18:33 -0600

On Wednesday, April 02, 2008, McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

> Does your testing department test your product on the supported OS
> platforms "nekkid", or do they use (for example) VMWare for convenience?

We test natively on all platforms that we say we support. In our test area, we
keep a Win 2000 and a Windows Server 2003 box up and running. Most of
us are running XP, and a few have moved on to Vista. We also have a Linux
box set up for testing our Linux version of the software.

Most of the functionality testing is performed on XP & Vista, but we run
install testing on all OSes (and some functionality testing on the other

We no longer support Windows 98 (or prior) or Windows NT. MS dropped
support for Win 98 about four years or so ago (our justification for dropping
it as well, plus, you'd go crazy trying to run our software on a Win98 box),
and one of the more recent versions of Delphi dropped support for NT (thus,
we dropped it).

In our hardware requirements section of our documentation we indicate that
the software was "developed to run on..." and state the OSes.

Dana W

Dana Worley
Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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