vaporware : Java Glossary

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vaporware
Software announced before it has even been written. Software mired in extended beta-test would not usually be termed vaporware. A vendor may announce a product only to test if there is any market interest, or to spoil the actual product announcement of a competitor. That might be termed pernicious vapourware. Russ Lyttle email Russ Lyttle suggests the term mistware for software in beta test with an unrealistically optimistic promised release date.

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