We all have our pet bugs and the proper mechanism to express our desire for any particular item is to edit the priorities in the Feedback application and put it in your top five. A few people can make a significant impact by adding a Feedback item in their top five. I’m here to today to lobby for a particular bug.
<feedback://showreport?report_id=3218> Save as Version Control format kills external encrypted items with subclassing: Because this one struck me this morning in a very, very bad way, I put this as my #1 priority. If you use version control and if you have encrypted items (I use RSReport from Roth Soft) you sometimes get an encrypted file that becomes blank upon saving. So when the IDE tries to open the project a second time it throws an error because the file was blank. The trick is to keep a copy of the original file somewhere and replace it, or retrieve the good version from SVN. Normally it’s a 30 second procedure but today it was an hour diversion.
Needless to say, it’s one of my hot buttons. Since this one affects me every single friggin’ project I hope you would make it one of your priorities too.
Since we’re talking about Feedback items. What’s your hot button item that causes you no end of grief? I’m willing to use one or two of my priority items to put your Feedback item towards the top of the list. So what is it?