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December 4, 2006 / Steven Pousty

For fun on monday

I am sure the ESRI folk are starting their planning for 9.3 and since most of us won’t get direct input I thought to have a poll.

One question and one question only:

Should ESRI give us 1 or 2 new features for 9.3 with a total sqashing of the bug que?


Do you want a boatload of new features?

In the comments write either:


Or whatever you please but lets have some fun on a monday….



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  1. BenSlater / Dec 4 2006 12:59 pm


    Why would I want ESRI to fix bugs? The only reason I still have a job is because I can figure out how to work around the bugs! I’d be replaced by a part time intern if ESRI ever fixed all their bugs!

  2. thesteve0 / Dec 4 2006 2:21 pm

    I forgot to vote: BUGS

    though Ben does bring up a good point…

  3. James Fee / Dec 4 2006 3:54 pm

    I don’t care about bugs or features. Just make it run faster.

  4. Dave Bouwman / Dec 4 2006 6:13 pm

    BUGS baby! Make it all stable b/c there are so many gotcha’s that creep up on us during development.

    Faster would be nice, but the current architecture with the giant stack of objects is just not going to get any faster. While it’s a nice model to work with, it’s not optimized – kinda like a fully normalized database.


  5. Art Haddad / Dec 5 2006 9:42 am

    BUGS! Performance! maybe 1 or 2 new things 😉

  6. pierre / Dec 6 2006 6:17 am

    PERFORMANCE! &.. more support for developers at places where working with ArcObjects is a tedious job.

  7. Eric / Dec 6 2006 9:57 am

    BUGS?? What Bugs?

  8. Eric / Dec 6 2006 9:58 am

    BUGS, please. Nail the stability while you’re at it.

  9. TedC / Dec 12 2006 5:02 pm

    If features mean applications that are 64-bit and multithreaded and Python throughout or better yet, support for IronPython, then absolutely, I want features.

  10. thesteve0 / Dec 12 2006 5:16 pm

    Well seeing as how that would basically require an entire rewrite of ArcObjects I am going to put your request into the “more than features” category. At that level of rework then I think a whole other world of possibilities becomes available. For example I would rather the core spatial functions be written in ANSI C or C++ and then wrapped with .NET, Java, or Python bindings. No more of this COM nightmare. And while they were rewriting they could throw in the multithreads and 64-bit as well.

  11. thesteve0 / Dec 12 2006 5:17 pm

    For all those voting for performance – what good is performance if it doesn’t run. I guess the benefit would be that you get your cryptic error message quicker.

  12. Raba Shani / Dec 18 2006 4:19 pm

    I think That they need both bugs & features.
    more bugs&performance but still alot of features to catch.

    1) I so the code in the ADF.NET samples and the code in the web-controls is a big NO-NO (all the worst practices).
    Must be written better

    2) better performance – there are still alot of performance issues in the AGS & AGX.

    1) WPF Enabled.
    ESRI should start reading and writing stuff that will use the WPF! the new controls must hold Xaml in the inside.
    so we could use it both on the server side and on the client side


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