Want your reported bug fixed? Report it as a suggestion?
The contents of SQL Prompt releases are primarily determined by three things:
â€¢ The highest priority bugs (based on number of user reports and severity).
â€¢ The highest-voted items on Uservoice, also taking into account how hard they are to do.
â€¢ Any strategic work for the product going forward (e.g. new ideas from within, support for additional versions of SQL Server).
I realise that this can be frustrating when issues like those below are annoying you every day â€“ this is why we ask you to put things on Uservoice, so that others can say â€œYes, thatâ€™s annoying for me too,â€ and we can see where we can provide the greatest impact across the whole user base.
So if you have reported a bug, had Red Gate confirm it, with a SP number, don't expected it to get fixed unless it causes SQL Prompt to crash.
If you want it fixed you have to report it on their Uservoice site, which they list is to be used for feature requests, and hope a bunch of people vote for it.
I replied to let him know that I thought that was unacceptable because that isn't what that site is being advertised to be used for and you only get 10 votes. I haven't heard back from him since.
I have reported over 25 bugs, but I can only vote for a maximum of 25 items on the Uservoice site, so I can't vote for all my own bugs, not to mention the features I would like to see added. (Though at this point I would like to see more bug fixes and fewer new features.)
As it is now most people probably search the forum, find that a bug has already been reported and confirmed by Red Gate and just wait for it to be fixed. Sometimes they might add a "me too" post. This may be why the bugs aren't getting fixed, Red Gate thinks that only a couple people care.
I would like to see Red Gate publish the list of confirmed bugs and make it easy for users to vote for them.
Don't get me wrong, I really like SQL Prompt, but as more and more bugs get added that aren't being fixed it is getting less and less useful.
How does everyone feel about how Red Gate is handling and fixing SQL Prompt bugs?