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:

  • I'm including an ID with each bug.  This should allow you to easily refer to bugs among yourselves and when asking us questions.  I considered using the internal bug IDs, but
    • They would be huge numbers, since it's developed in the same TFS team project as all of Orcas.  Huge numbers are meaningless to you, and possibly offensive to the Orcas folks ;-)
    • They would be ordered by Creation Date.  I want my IDs ordered by Resolved Date so that I can easily append to the list as more bugs are fixed.
  • I'm including all bugs regardless of source: DTS bugs, bugs opened on Connect, and bugs opened internally.  (DTS bugs are what get created when a case bubbles up from calls to Customer Support.  Read Brian's post for more details & caveats.)
  • I'm including KB article numbers wherever possible.  All DTS bugs that result in a hotfix eventually get a KB article.  We may write articles for other bugs too depending on time & interest...no promises though.

ID

Bug Title

KB article #

1

DTS:SSuser: SSService.exe fails on Windows 2000 server

916688

2

DTS SSAFE : hotfix request - analyze 2005 -D removes valid items from database

917491

3

DTS : Taking much time (over 30 mins) when checking in 20 M bytes excel file.

 

4

DTS : Failed to open *.pdf files which are registered on Visual SourceSafe 2005

925234

5

VSS2005: lost internet accounts listed for file security property after web project file merged change from multiple developer

927004

6

Analyze reports corruption on database with root labeled

923842

7

DTS Binary_Mask is not respected during operations like Checkin, Diff, etc  result ing corrupting pDF files

923434

8

DTS : Visual SourceSafe 2005 doesn't change the past history contents file format.

924702

9

VSS Merge Changes File Permissions

927004

10

DTS: VSS2005 - Crash on preview of report from History dialog

925275

11

comment template only allow 2 lines

928392

12

DTS: SourceSafe 2005 - Checkin corrupts XML file with diff chain size mismatch error

927887

13

The VSS button in places toolbar doesnt show when running as normal user

 

14

Get Binary file in 2005 results in different file content than retrieving the file in 6.0 (corrupted file)

930573

15

VSS and Vista:  The SCC provider is not functioning

 

16

Switching file filters when looking at VSS database causes the DB logging dialog to comeup and doubles all items

 

17

VSS and Vista returning "No such interface supported" when trying to navigate to a VSS database

 

18

VSS namespace extension doesn't respect filter (legacy dialogs only)

 

19

VSS2005 explorer crash when generate report with "include difference" checked at show history dialog

930573

20

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

 

21

Add Existing Item dialog should not remember VSS opened paths

 

22

Cannot add multiple files from VSS database

 

23

The VSS full path including user and password are stored in plain string on the MRU list of OS dialogs

 

24

Fix the Orcas+VSS on Vista MRU Issue

 

25

DTS: SourceSafe:  Request for QFE to enable Autodetectencoding property set on checked out items

932058

26

DTS Ole automation reports An item with the name "" already exists

934723

27

DTS: Slow performance when checking in large binary file

932874

28

VSS Explorer does not display history or properties on Win2k

 

29

Can't leave file writable during Get Latest

 

30

SS history -#1 -L -B could not ignore blank labels

 

31

Get replaces writable files

 

32

Visual Source Safe Crashes When Right Clicked In TaskBar

 

33

Ole automation get does not retrieve blank folders

 

34

Show Differences report ignores file selection

 

35

Check Out Folder changed to temp directory

 

36

VSS / Visual Studio leaking 22 GDI handles each time Diff window is opened.

 

37

DTS: SSAFE: Timeout errors from Visual Studio accessing VSS 2005 DB over HTTP

938607

38

line command get returns version not found

 

39

DTS: VSS 2005: GET operation from Interface on folder with over 3000 files much slower than in VSS 6.0

 

40

Visual SourceSafe 2005 crashes when right clicking in the taskbar

 

41

Canceling a large get operation results in files being left writable

 

42

Label promotion after "share, pin, and branch" operation fails when retrieve at subfolder level

 

43

DTS Recursive diff  does not follow assign working directories

 

44

DTS: VSS 2005 Is there a way to disable auto detect file type when dragging and dropping files in VSS Explorer

 

45

DTS:  "File or project not found" retrieving VSSVersion.VSSItem on rollback items

 

46

VSS:An unexpected error dialog appears before log-on to VSS database dialog while opening a project from VSS.

 

47

Source Safe item in Places Toolbar has a generic name inconsistent with the Whidbey scheme

 

48

SCCI: Changing destination folder during OpenFromScc is broken if you have Whidbey VSS + Orcas VS installed

 

49

Open Project Dialogs' "Error Renaming Database" alert is not modal

 

50

SCCI RAP: Closing VS causes a crash when open an exsiting solution to different destination folder from SCC(Remote)

 

51

AddItemProjectFromVSS does not work

 

52

Many error alerts appear when opening solution from SCC using VSS Internet (RAP)

 

53

Messages do not show in output for source control

 

54

Cannot connect to VSS over HTTP when using Vista + Whidbey SP1 + VSS Admin

 

55

Archive Pinned File Reverts to wrong version

 
56 DTS : VSS2005 Analyz.exe throw C++ EH exception.  
57 VSS Explorer launches visual merge when there are no conflicts  
58 Changing the 'Store only latest version' property should require the Destroy permission  
59 SCC/VSS:  SCC Plug-in Settings for "Login ID" is not being retained/used properly...  
60 Visual SourceSafe 2005/6.0d: Can add file with "%" in filename, but can't check-in changes.  
61 VSS: it says "path does not exist" while opening file from SCC to a valid path after uninstalling Whidbey  
62 Source Safe Custom Editor configuration is case sensitive  
63 SCCI RAP: Failed to add web project into vss server when web page is open to design view  
64 Open project from SCC fails with VSS SP1 when running VS as administrator  

In case you're wondering, there is a pretty even mix between the sources of bugs that I mentioned above.  To be exact:

  • DTS: 22
  • Other CSS customers: 6
  • Connect: 11
  • 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.