Hi, my name is Leslie Giblett and I’m a Release Manager on the Visual C++ team. As a Release Manager, I am responsible for insuring that the VC++ team releases a high quality product that tracks to our planned schedules. I work closely with our Management, Development and Quality Assurance teams to drive bug fixes and I work with related groups at Microsoft to release our product to customers. I also develop and maintain project milestones and set release definitions.
Our team is collaborating with the Visual Studio team for the upcoming VS2005 Service Pack (SP1) release. To keep customers better apprised of the changes, we are sharing the list of Visual C++ bug fixes included in SP1. Although this is not the final set of fixes, we already have our list of approved bugs and will not be accepting additional requests as part of this Service Pack. We are in the process of completing the work on these fixes and getting them ready for the Beta release. The lists below provide information on over 200 bug fixes listed by Bug title and Source ID (which is usually the customer name). Click on the bug title for a link to the Customer feedback URL. We hope to continue posting about the upcoming Service Pack - potentially listing QFEs and other fixes that will be included. The VS2005 SP1 release is a big win for our customers as it contains more fixes than any previous Service Pack.
Links to the list of fixed bugs can be found here:
Compiler Back End
Compiler Front End
Thanks and I hope you find this list helpful. Look for additional posts on this topic in the coming weeks.
"I think it's great that you provide this info in your blog."
I think this is a nice way to look at it. I love googling (ha!) for a blog entry to find out what fixes are included. It's sad that this needs to be released on a blog, thats all. Maybe the blog is the last hit of honesty? It shouldn't be.
VS drives me crazy daily, usually wasting over 1/2 an hour just recovering from it's crashes. And I'm just doing the managed stuff, I can't imagine what you VC++ guys must be going through. Anyway, I can't find an actual list of fixes, or I need to sign up for a live account to view this or that, or the link doesn't work, or the hotfix has no download details. So here I left reading a blog on the wrong product hoping to find some damn information.
I am so sick of this #^@!.