like many others, we have countless crashes of the IDE. Sometimes twice a day, sometimes ten times a day.
It does not depend on the project content or the project size or on the amount of RAM or any other reproducable factor. It happens to everybody here who uses Xojo. Different developers, different machines, different setups.
Usually the crash happen while compiling, running, or just while the IDE is in idle, even in background, even with no project opened.
We had many funny situations with internal meetings, when i just had Xojo idle in background and showing something totally different with the beamer, and suddenly after 10 or 20 minutes the Xojo crash message appears on the screen.
But the problem is not funny at all. It’s totally annoying and our productivity killer #1.
The problem spreads over different crash reports, which seems to base on the same problem. Most often crash is __pthread_kill. There is a discussion in Feedback Case #50110 going on (which is not public).
Some people there offered to help to track this error down, but Xojo seems to be not very interested in solving this problem. The classical “send me a project and reproducable steps” policy does not help here, because it happens with any project, but not in a predictable way.
The wait-and-see-strategy “we can’t fix what we can’t reproduce” directly leads to instable software, and this is what has happend here.
I like to hear, if there are others with this problem. If so, it would be helpful if you share your experiences to find any patterns in this crash scenarios.