Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 15:44:36 GMT
Reply-To: "Bruce F. Gilsen" <bruce.gilsen@FRB.GOV>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: "Bruce F. Gilsen" <bruce.gilsen@FRB.GOV>
Organization: Federal Reserve Board, Wash, DC
Subject: hot fix improvement
I've made some suggestions at SUGI and NESUG in the futures
forum and in the demo area to improve the usability of the
hot fix info provided by SI. Gradually, they've been made
more usable, so I wanted to note a recent improvement.
Hot fixes now contain an "Introduced" field for each fix
included in a hot fix. As a version, say 8.2, ages, new
hot fixes often have a lot of old fixes plus a few new adds.
For example, 82BB34 contains 33 fixes, of which 6 are new
and 27 were introduced in past hot fixes (82BA77, 82BA57, etc.)
It could be that the only new adds are things we don't need.
I used to waste time going through hot fixes, trying to
determine which fixes were new and which were old, and then
deciding if I needed the new ones. Now, the "Introduced"
field notes in which hot fix each fix was introduced, so
it's clear what's new, and life is a bit simpler.
So, thanks SI for the improvement.
Bruce Gilsen email@example.com
speaking only for myself (and my Bruce Force fantasy baseball
team, defending its 2002 league title this year)