Bug 11340 - Xamarin Studio Stability
Summary: Xamarin Studio Stability
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-03-21 19:00 UTC by Vincent Bellet
Modified: 2013-03-21 21:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Vincent Bellet 2013-03-21 19:00:15 UTC
As an objectivec developer using Xcode since 5 years, I am used to have my IDE crash every two or three hours. After many years of this symptom, It now feel, very reassuring to crash during a code session.

On Xamarin Studio after 1 month of usage I never had a crash. it's frustrating ... and user satisfaction is key in a platform adoption.Indeed familiarity should be considered as a feature, when you want to ease in the platform adoption.


Just start it for more than 2 hours. You should have a satisfying crash, that most of time do not get you back your memory complety.

**Xamarin Studio Step to reproduce**

Just code and even after a day, not a single crash :/ Clearly something is wrong here.

**Fix proposal**

A settings in XS to enable the "XCode Mode". Every hour or so, it could generate a random crash. In a future version I recommend also the use of bracket style everywhere and weird block structure.

Comment 1 Nic Wise 2013-03-21 19:03:03 UTC
I am also having this issue. 

I suggest a background thread which does the equivalent of 

sudo killall -9 XamarinStudio

Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-03-21 21:51:10 UTC
As many users do not like having to restart XS and recover lost work, we have worked hard to make it more stable.