Unfortunately, I don’t think (but hope) that this posting will change things, but I have to write it (the hope dies last).
Today (2015-05-19), I personally have 25 filled bugs in Bugzilla
11 of the 25 filled bugs have still the state “New”, the oldest are from 2014-09-30 (that are almost 8 months now, what are ages in this environment).
This means (at least in theory), that these bugs are not have be seen by Xamarin but still are in in Bugzilla.
7 of filled bugs have the state “Conf”. But… what does this mean…?
Maybe they are fixed in the meantime..?
Maybe they will be fixed in one of the next versions..?
Maybe they never will be fixed..?
5 of the filled bugs has the state “Need”
I have added some of the “needed” information’s but the state don’t have changed…
1 of the filled bugs has the state “Reop”
If I query Bugzilla for .Forms, there are 543 Bugs showed:
I think (no, I know!) that many of the bugs are solved in the latest version but still “congest” Bugzilla and make it a pain to search for a still reported bug and have a look to the real actual state (which bugs are really still open).
This further makes a bad impression for every new developer (no, potential customer!) of Xamarin, if he have a look at bugzilla.
Xamarin (really) have the luck, that they have extremely patient (paying) customer that are willing to work for Xamarin for free (testing new versions on all platforms, filling bugs in Bugzilla, helping other members of the community in the forums). B.t.w.: without the help of the community in the forums it would be extremely hard (if not impossible) to be successful in developing with Xamarin.
But the customers (that’s us ) also want to see:
So… if Xamarin would do this and see their customers as “partners” the actual situation still can be changed to a real win-win-situation.
Therefore my suggestion (wishes) to Xamarin:
That’s my personal mindset…
If you have the same mindset… please vote here (so that we have a small chance that things are changed).