Is there any reason why the source code for OpenAccess is not provided in a form that allows it to be compiled so we can build, debug and run using a library built from the source code? One of the primary reasons that I purchased OpenAccess was due to the fact that the source code was available, as that is an important consideration for me. It was important to me that I have access to the source code so that we will have the ability to do bug fixes between official releases as necessary, but as it stands the source code that is provided is useless.
If you look on this page, it says the FULL SOURCE CODE is included:
Now I am stuck because I have run into issues with the Q2 release of Telerik, and since the source code is essentially useless, I am stuck. I was hoping I would be able to build from the source code so I can debug into the code to work out the issues that I am having to see if there is something I can do to fix it, but now I cannot.
Unless there is some really compelling reason why the runtime source code for OpenAccess is NOT compilable, I think it should be provided. It would appear that all the source code is there, but there are no project files to build it. So not making it buildable is not really going to protect it at all since the source is provided, and if a competitor wants to figure out what you are doing they already have what they need. I am sure someone could probably figure out how to build projects for it if they REALLY wanted to, but I paid for full source code and it should be provided with project files (like most other Telerik projects).