Bug 23892 - Possible error with connecting to Mac Build Host
Summary: Possible error with connecting to Mac Build Host
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: iOS ()
Version: 3.6
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: janna.mclaughlin@xamarin.com
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Reported: 2014-10-16 21:46 UTC by janna.mclaughlin@xamarin.com
Modified: 2015-09-28 14:07 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Description janna.mclaughlin@xamarin.com 2014-10-16 21:46:16 UTC
A developer started his Xamarin.iOS Trial for Visual Studio 2013 on his surface pro 3 and on a MacBook air for building.

Here are some notes from his experience:

When I tried to debug my project on the mac it asked me to log in and now its saying too many machines are using my xamarin subscription.  its' the same 2 machines I set up yesterday. 

Also, it seems my connection with the mac build server gets lost periodically and then I get an error message in visual studio saying "Error 3 Another instance of Visual studio is using the Build Host on 192.168.7.122. Double click here to select a new server"
 
there is no other instance and the ip address of the build server hasn't changed.  the only way I've learned to fix this is to shut down VS and reopen. 

Also, it appears every time I modify a control on the screen or add a new one, I get the sprocket spinning then an error saying "There was a problem rendering this document"  and a link to undo the last change.  This is getting frustrating as I have to wait about 2-3 minutes to change a button or textbox.  If  I shut down VS and the build server on the mac and restart, it works for 3-4 changes then again with the sprocket.   

the build server has to be reset after 3-4 builds, gui changes aren't being properly persisted (as mentioned above)."
Comment 1 Enzo Heredia 2015-09-28 14:07:42 UTC
With implementation of XMA this shouldn't be reproducible, please verify with latest master build or alpha