One thing I find sad when some people go yelling in the forum and yet, would not touch feedback. Some even say they will not file report because it is not their job. Sure, anybody can act rude and refuse to show common courtesy, or consider themselves above the petty crowd of the Xojo community. But then, I suspect such individuals would probably not lift a finger if they saw an old lady have her bag snatched by a thief…[/quote]
I have used this product since the days of CrossBasic, and I get an awful lot of fun out of it and like it very much. I have really been out of it for quite a time now, so my viewpoint is probably out of date.
But Real, when it was still that, always pushed and pushed new features to the extreme prejudice of bug fixing. Marketing before Engineering, as the paradigm goes. Way back I would report the odd issue on the NUG ( which now seems something verboten ) or email and bugger all would happen. Then they wanted formal bug logging and just refused to look at any bug not so logged. Even if you found a funny and told them, no effort made by them to log a bug. Hell, if someone tells me I have a bug, no matter how, I’ll look into it. Their way or the highway. Highway for me.
Then, release after release, used because of a required new feature, would break other things. I have spent probably 3 months of my life in the old days just trying to work around compiler bugs, trying this, trying that. Bugs not fixed for year after year. Lots of “new” features that were often just as buggy.
You’ve seen it before:
99 little bugs in the code
99 little bugs
Take one down, patch it around
137 little bugs in the code.
Now they are all snooty, and only “Pro” users get the betas these days, no more NUG it seems, only a managed and controlled forum.
So, while I would probably help an old duck having her bag snatched ( unless her assailant was pointing a Makarov ), I’m not going to bother logging bugs. I’ll just offer a prayer to St, Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, and hope for the best.