Nearly one in five bugs reported by testers of the forthcoming Windows Vista operating system are yet to be fixed, analysis by a Windows developer shows.
A beta 2 version of Vista was released in May, but the final version of the operating system is now expected some time next year after a series of delays caused by security issues.
Of a total of 27,479 bugs reported on Microsoft’s Connect website for beta testers, 20,176 had been “closed” and another 1,020 “resolved” while 5,743 bugs remained “active”, developer Robert McLaws, revealed in an analysis on the Longhornblogs website sponsored by .net software development firm Interscape Technologies.
McLaws wrote, “Microsoft is closing bugs pretty quickly, as only about 250 of those bugs are more than two months old.”
But he added, “The bulk of the open bugs have been entered into the system post-Beta 2. This means that Microsoft still has their work cut out for them.”