Bug 7961 - Forgets Location of Key Store File and Export Location
Summary: Forgets Location of Key Store File and Export Location
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Android Add-in ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 5.9
Assignee: Greg Munn
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-10-24 04:46 UTC by Alek Slater
Modified: 2015-04-10 16:22 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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

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Description Alek Slater 2012-10-24 04:46:53 UTC
When you click Project -> Publish Android Application

I always have to re-locate my Key Store file every time I publish my Android Application.
This is mainly because the export location of the Apk file is in a different place to the keystore file, which can easily happen.

Current behaviour:
I always have to choose the location for the keystore file.
I always have to choose the location of the export

Desired and sensible behaviour:
For any given project where the apk file has been exported before, remember the path to the keystore, and remember the path to the export location, and keep in mind, these can be different.

I know this may not sound like an important thing to do, but if you have many projects, exporting the apk files can be additional tedium that could easily be avoided with those tiny fixes from your side.
Comment 1 Alek Slater 2013-07-25 11:09:51 UTC
Fast approaching the one year anniversary for this bug / feature request! :D
Comment 2 Matt Jones 2013-07-25 11:11:08 UTC
It's got a couple months to go - plenty of time to plan its birthday party.
Comment 3 Alek Slater 2013-07-25 11:11:53 UTC
Great, should we get some cake? I reckon so :)
Comment 4 t9mike 2013-08-18 21:17:16 UTC
Dear Xamarim: this is a productivity killer. Instead of working on next cool new feature, please consider working on this enhancement. Will save all of us a lot of time. I use Google Play for Betas, so I am hitting this frequently.
Comment 5 Matt Jones 2013-08-19 09:45:50 UTC
I agree with t9mike when he says "Instead of working on next cool new feature" .. we don't really need the cross platform API, for example, but we do need the core stuff to work really well - and some areas, like the debugger on OSX, are going backwards not forwards.
Comment 6 Alek Slater 2013-11-22 05:41:32 UTC
I think this can be closed, as it can easily be achieved using a python script that makes use of xbuild.
Although I do recommend you to add some info about this in your documentation, it wasn't too easy to get going with it!
Comment 7 Greg Munn 2015-03-09 11:29:56 UTC
We will be introducing an updated workflow for publishing which addresses this issue in XS 5.9