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We would like to be able to switch more seamlessly between multiple opened VS instances.
Best option would be to have a single Mac Build host handle multiple MSVC instance.
However, I understand this might be impossible on your side (due to Apple restrictions?).
If impossible, it should at least be much more easy to switch MSVC instances.
Let's say I have two solutions opened (either 2 on my own computer, or me + another developer) and I would like to switch.
Currently the workflow is:
1. Go on the MacOSX (VNC or physical computer)
2. Unpair (to force disconnect the previous user)
4. In VS2012, enter the PIN code
I can think of two options to solve this problem:
1. A disconnect button, so that we don't have to go through the painful cycle of closing VS and opening another one when we want to work on two solutions at the same time.
2. Allow a "force connect" which would kick current user on the build host (usually in a cooperative dev team, this should be fine). Maybe that should be an option to configure on the build host?
BTW, those two options should be on MSVC side so that we don't have to touch the build host (which could be a headless computer). i.e. there could be a force disconnect other user button in the VS toolbar.
Also, in the current workflow, I forgot to mention that step 4 (PIN code in VS2012) also involves many clicks/keys to press, network ack, so it takes quite some time every time.
This issue has been fixed with latest XMA builds (XVS 184.108.40.2065 + X.iOS 220.127.116.11), now we can connect multiple VS to a single build host.
For now I am marking this issue as Resolved-Fixed.
this is verified, 18.104.22.1686