Waiting to hear some news regarding the errors I found with DTS Package Compare 2. Any progress? I'd really like to hear what your dev team has found and how long it will take to overcome.
Please don't take this personally. In fact, I'm really confused as to how to react because every person I've communicated with at red-gate has just been as nice as possible, including yourself. Unfortunately, I'm damn mad at red-gate as a company. DTS Compare has been entirely worthless from day one. After almost 2 years of waiting for a usable version of this tool, I'm EXTREEMLY disappointed that the 2.0 release wasn't ready for prime time. I requested to be included in the Beta testing of this tool WAY back when, and was denied. And yet, there's now an error generated when processing my packages that were available for you to test before 2.0 development even started! I'm just curious if red-gate has a comment on that fact?
In the future, red-gate should probably consider soliciting Beta testers more carefully. The trick with testing is not picking those that will use your product once or twice against a limited array of test objects and give you smiley faces because of the pretty interface. The powers-that-be may have been annoyed at me for being one of the most outspoken posters regarding the previous version's performance, but maybe that would have been the very reason to allow (or maybe even ASK) me to Beta test your new version! I use HUNDREDS of DTS packages to import GIGABYTES of data per night from mainframe, Lotus Notes, DB2, etc. I have needed this tool for YEARS. Now I'm STILL waiting...........