Bug 8944 - If the updater service is down, switching channels throws an exception
Summary: If the updater service is down, switching channels throws an exception
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Updater ()
Version: 3.0.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-14 15:09 UTC by PJ
Modified: 2015-08-20 03:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description PJ 2012-12-14 15:09:44 UTC
Today the updater service was not responding for a little bit.

Under this condition, switching channels the the updater causes an exception:

Steps to reproduce
1) Check for Updates (sits at 'Checking for Updates')
2) Switch the channel selector to a different channel
3) Click switch channel

Expected behavior:
If the updater service is not available or the current checking for updates hasn't returned yet, just abort that and re-try with the new channel. The user should not see an exception.

Actual behavior:
Exception pop up appears
Mono 2.10.10: https://gist.github.com/58fe0a6270c40780cc45
Mono 2.10.9_10: https://gist.github.com/3074c078d41341c08e99

Appears on MD 3.0.5 Stable (tested only on mac during the outage)
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2012-12-14 15:16:50 UTC
This was fixed in ui-refresh in https://github.com/xamarin/md-addins/commit/c89fdd0e1ee3ed6d11405c387b2ad934bfba7111

Not sure whether it's worth backporting.