@Beatrix W Bugs don't fix themselves. Are you going to tell your users "oh, we want you to use beta-test Xojo only after the third or fourth beta"?
We would not, but it wouldn’t be out of line for you to say to your customers that you would not be fixing certain bugs in your software until the current pre-release if Xojo had gotten stable enough if there were some new feature you needed for your next release. We strive to release very stable Betas... we don’t always succeed, mind you, but we do try.
All I’m saying is that with all of the issues it has, this new version of macOS so far is more like what we call an early Alpha than our idea of a feature complete Beta. Things are still wildly changing, networking is still broken in many ways (my test system takes two or three reboots to get one that will connect to the internet), and yes, they’re making changes to the file system again.
Please don’t take out lack of motion on user reports as if we’re not looking and watching very carefully. We have a fair number of internal unit tests with a fair amount of coverage of FolderItem which we’ll need to get working before we even start tackling user submitted issues.
I understand where you come from. It's way too much work to have a look at each and every bug from Catalina as long as we don't know where Apple is going.
It’s more about not wanting to “fix” things more than once if we can help it. That’s why we’re letting their betas settle down. Just about every time we jump on a change right away, we get bitten because Apple changes their mind again after they get pushback from the community. A great example of this is Drag & Drop. Something changed in 10.14 which caused some people’s IDEs to crash when dragging multiple items and others to just refuse to initiate the drag. We spent a fair amount of time trying to figure that out and then Apple reverted the change in 10.14.5 and everything works again.
A good part of my app doesn't work anymore. I need at least to identify what isn't working and I need to be sure which parts I need to change.
Keep in mind that we’re in the same boat in many ways. Because the Xojo IDE is written in Xojo and each release is built on the same frameworks that are in the release, we must be sure that all of this is working even before we can ship an alpha to our internal testers, because without it, the IDE may not build.
I apologize if I come across as flippant about this at times, but just like last year (and the years before) we’re in that tight spot where a lot of users want to start playing with the newest macOS release to see if their apps work and when they don’t, they start filing bug reports (our customers and yours) some of which we can’t tell if they’re our bugs or Apple’s bugs yet.
We do hear all of you and we know that it’s important to everyone that we support this new OS. Unfortunately we just don’t have anything tangible to give you quite yet. But we’re working on it. ;)