Recently (say over the past 2-3 weeks), I have begun experiencing random disconnections of the Mac build host. In Visual Studio on PC, the build host will connect okay, build and debug okay, but when I go back to editing, I will suddenly notice that it has disconnected.
Usually, the build host icon in Visual Studio remains green but the list of run targets goes back to showing the default 'Simulator'. Sometimes, it still shows a real simulator but when I try to build I get an error saying that I need to connect a build host. The only fix seems to be to close and re-open Visual Studio and then reconnect to the build host.
In general, I have found the Mac build host has become terribly unreliable over recent weeks. I have posted a couple of bugs about this but wondered if anyone else is seeing these same problems? The build host is arguably one of the most important components in the Xamarin system and yet it seems to me to be very much the weak link.
Kind wishes ~ Patrick