Bug 9251 - The folder that holds the MTVS license file shouldn't be 'MonoTouch'
Summary: The folder that holds the MTVS license file shouldn't be 'MonoTouch'
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Activation ()
Version: 1.0.x
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Low minor
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-01-03 18:25 UTC by PJ
Modified: 2016-12-24 10:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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

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Description PJ 2013-01-03 18:25:38 UTC
Actual behavior:
The current license folder is C:\ProgramData\MonoTouch\License

Expected behavior:
We should try to be moving away from 'MonoTouch' wherever possible, so something like ...\Xamarin.iOS or ...\Xamarin\iOS

MTVS 1.0.525
Comment 1 Dominique Louis 2013-01-08 07:32:37 UTC
I would prefer Xamarin\iOS and Xamarin\Android if possible.

Any other suggestions?

Comment 2 Dominique Louis 2013-01-08 07:39:56 UTC
PJ Looks like this method
static LicenseToolInfo GetMonoTouchInfo () 
static LicenseToolInfo GetMonoDroidInfo ()
in Activation\ActivationService.cs are the methods that would need to change to refer to different directories.

This may have wider ramifications so I think the compiler and Activation teams need to reach an agreement on how best to change these and if that should be done before the big release.

Comment 3 PJ 2013-01-08 10:39:34 UTC
Sounds good to push to V2 at the earliest.
Comment 4 PJ 2013-07-09 03:20:20 UTC
This isn't going to happen for 1.4, moving to 1.6.x milestone.
Comment 5 Alan McGovern 2013-10-23 12:52:14 UTC
I don't think this is something we really want to do. It requires changing a lot of code and the benefit is negligible.

If you want to do this change it will have to be co-ordinated across all teams - Xamarin Studio, Android, MonoTouch and also XamarinVS. It will affect forwards and backwards compatibility across the products too which will have to be taken into account.
Comment 8 mag@xamarin.com 2016-12-24 10:16:39 UTC
Given that this bug has no discussion activity since 2013 and that as Alan commented is a multi team effort without visible benefits, I mark this issue as Resolved > Not On Roadmap.
Feel free to re open it if someone still considers that worth it.