I'm a big fan of the work Brian Harry has done to make our processes more transparent. Nevertheless, to badly misquote one of my other bosses, "transparency for the sake of transparency is soo 2006." I chuckled again writing this, because there's a grain of truth there: telling you I produced 4 widgets per furlong yesterday doesn't make your experience with Microsoft dev tools any better.
With that principle in mind, I want to broadcast details about the GDR I just announced. More than that, I want it to be useful. To that end:
KB article #
DTS:SSuser: SSService.exe fails on Windows 2000 server
DTS SSAFE : hotfix request - analyze 2005 -D removes valid items from database
DTS : Taking much time (over 30 mins) when checking in 20 M bytes excel file.
DTS : Failed to open *.pdf files which are registered on Visual SourceSafe 2005
VSS2005: lost internet accounts listed for file security property after web project file merged change from multiple developer
Analyze reports corruption on database with root labeled
DTS Binary_Mask is not respected during operations like Checkin, Diff, etc result ing corrupting pDF files
DTS : Visual SourceSafe 2005 doesn't change the past history contents file format.
VSS Merge Changes File Permissions
DTS: VSS2005 - Crash on preview of report from History dialog
comment template only allow 2 lines
DTS: SourceSafe 2005 - Checkin corrupts XML file with diff chain size mismatch error
The VSS button in places toolbar doesnt show when running as normal user
Get Binary file in 2005 results in different file content than retrieving the file in 6.0 (corrupted file)
VSS and Vista: The SCC provider is not functioning
Switching file filters when looking at VSS database causes the DB logging dialog to comeup and doubles all items
VSS and Vista returning "No such interface supported" when trying to navigate to a VSS database
VSS namespace extension doesn't respect filter (legacy dialogs only)
VSS2005 explorer crash when generate report with "include difference" checked at show history dialog
Vista: Clicking on ">" and then selecting a VSS item in the drop down list on Vista address bar causes another drop down list to appear
Add Existing Item dialog should not remember VSS opened paths
Cannot add multiple files from VSS database
The VSS full path including user and password are stored in plain string on the MRU list of OS dialogs
Fix the Orcas+VSS on Vista MRU Issue
DTS: SourceSafe: Request for QFE to enable Autodetectencoding property set on checked out items
DTS Ole automation reports An item with the name "" already exists
DTS: Slow performance when checking in large binary file
VSS Explorer does not display history or properties on Win2k
Can't leave file writable during Get Latest
SS history -#1 -L -B could not ignore blank labels
Get replaces writable files
Visual Source Safe Crashes When Right Clicked In TaskBar
Ole automation get does not retrieve blank folders
Show Differences report ignores file selection
Check Out Folder changed to temp directory
VSS / Visual Studio leaking 22 GDI handles each time Diff window is opened.
DTS: SSAFE: Timeout errors from Visual Studio accessing VSS 2005 DB over HTTP
line command get returns version not found
DTS: VSS 2005: GET operation from Interface on folder with over 3000 files much slower than in VSS 6.0
Visual SourceSafe 2005 crashes when right clicking in the taskbar
Canceling a large get operation results in files being left writable
Label promotion after "share, pin, and branch" operation fails when retrieve at subfolder level
DTS Recursive diff does not follow assign working directories
DTS: VSS 2005 Is there a way to disable auto detect file type when dragging and dropping files in VSS Explorer
DTS: "File or project not found" retrieving VSSVersion.VSSItem on rollback items
VSS:An unexpected error dialog appears before log-on to VSS database dialog while opening a project from VSS.
Source Safe item in Places Toolbar has a generic name inconsistent with the Whidbey scheme
SCCI: Changing destination folder during OpenFromScc is broken if you have Whidbey VSS + Orcas VS installed
Open Project Dialogs' "Error Renaming Database" alert is not modal
SCCI RAP: Closing VS causes a crash when open an exsiting solution to different destination folder from SCC(Remote)
AddItemProjectFromVSS does not work
Many error alerts appear when opening solution from SCC using VSS Internet (RAP)
Messages do not show in output for source control
Cannot connect to VSS over HTTP when using Vista + Whidbey SP1 + VSS Admin
Archive Pinned File Reverts to wrong version
In case you're wondering, there is a pretty even mix between the sources of bugs that I mentioned above. To be exact:
Other CSS customers: 6
Internal testing: 16
(charts and statistics are as of 6/6/2007 - I will update this)
"Other customers" are bugs that were reported to Customer Support Services but opened outside the DTS process, either because the issue was not severe enough or the customer didn't want to pursue a hotfix. So in sum, 39/55 or 71% of the bugs we are fixing come directly from you. Keep'm coming!
update 8/6/2007: added #56-57. I'm not going to recalc the statistics.
update 11/16/2007: added #58-63. No stats recalc. These will be in the final release only, not the CTP we shipped in July.