Microsoft Issues ASP.NET Glitch Fix
Microsoft has released a public hotfix patch to address a number of ASP.NET
2.0 compilation issues, according to Microsoft Developer Division General Manager
Writing on his blog April 11, Guthrie said the bugs occur for a number of reasons,
"but the root cause usually is related to having projects structured with
particular cross page circular dependencies, and they are often triggered when
massive file changes occurs on the system."
One such instance could be when an anti-virus program simultaneously updates
all timestamps on files, Guthrie writes.
Developers probably shouldn't download the hotfix if they haven't run into
these problems, according to Guthrie's post. "I always recommend against
doing this -- since QFE [quick-fix engineering] hotfixes go through targeted
testing (to verify a specific issue is fixed), and don't go through a complete
product end to end sign-off," he wrote. "As such, I'd recommend only
applying one if you are running into the specific issue it targets above."
Also in the post, Guthrie walks readers through workaround processes for addressing
the compilation problems.
Guthrie's post on the hotfix, which includes a direct download link, can be