Dreamweaver hotfix needed
A friend of mine, lets call him Fhwqhgads, is having a problem with his Dreamweaver 8 install adding strange folders to his Visual Source Safe database. As he works on his projects, periodically, DW8 adds a directory called "xyiznwsk". Sometimes the directory is empty and sometimes it isn't. When it's not, it contains either a control file for checkin/checkout or a copy of a template that was being checked in.
In past versions of DW, this folder was used to help synchronize system clocks with remote sites. As far as I know, DW would write this file to the remote site, use it for a short time, and then delete it without the user really being aware of it -- when everything is working correctly. If you have some other piece of software or network conditions that interrupt the process or prevent the files from being deleted, the folder can be left behind.
In the case of VSS, it's pretty obvious what is causing the folder (and files) to be stranded. If the VSS account doesn't have rights to destroy a file in the db, then they are only going to be able to delete the first occurrence before VSS requires that the previous directory/file be destroyed. Every time I attempt to connect to the remote site using the button in the files panel, I get a message telling me I don't have destroy rights to the project. That's when I think DW is attempting to delete the folder/file.
VSS doesn't have a command in it's api to allow the remote application to determine the date in use by the machine. When you set up a site with VSS as your remote option, the checkbox for maintaining synchronization information is disabled. You would think that that would prevent DW8 from attempting to retrieve the timestamp of the remote server, but it doesn't appear to be working.
I haven't been able to find a workaround for this issue at this point. If you know of a way to get this to stop happening, please post a fix or reference.
I know of one Government organization that has stopped deploying DW8 because of this single issue.