[PD] ... and the battle with IT begins
lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 11:09:53 CEST 2012
On 13/09/12 19:14, m.e.grimm wrote:
> my rant is as follows
> when making a request to have pd-extended 0.43.1 installed on the
> teaching station i get:
> For obvious reasons, we won't install a beta release of software in a
> production environment.
> The current latest production release will be installed."
> which im fine with 042.5 but this is just more annoying than anything else.
> am I alone or do others on this list in Universities battle with IT on
> a daily basis? i am suspecting im not alone.....
> is it the word "BETA" that is so bothersome? what is a "production
> environment"? am i not producing something?
After quite a while and after gaining a certain amount of trust and
respect by the IT people (but also with some backing by my boss, and I
must say they are clever guys, not as stubborn as what you write) I got
an 'experimental' machine where I'm admin: but that's because my job may
include installing and testing alpha-alpha software and report back to
But I'd assume 'audio' and 'video' machines are always less restricted
(the people working with MACs have full admin on those as well).
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