As a Roblox developer, it is currently impossible to maintain a steady workflow on update days knowing an update will probably go live and all of my studio windows will close.
In my experience studio will prompt to save if there is unsaved work but I cannot say other developers share my experience as there are claims of work being lost. Regardless of if work is being saved or not it is a nerve racking experience to have everything close down in front of you. There is no warning, there is no time to react, there might be a generic looking save window, and then everything disappears.
This is a weekly occurrence and a huge drop in productivity for anybody trying to get work done on update days. There is nothing quite as betraying as trying to open a studio window and having all of my other studio windows close for an update. Being able to work at our own leisure is hugely important and the current update process literally rips us out of our ability to do so.
There is a long standing joke among developers to avoid work on Wednesdays because you’ll probably have the plug pulled on you at least once during the day. Personally I’ve become pretty accepting of this interruption and use it as a digital lunch bell of sorts. I don’t quite remember the denial or anger stages, but bargaining was a year ago.
In summary this is not a matter of work being lost (that would be a bug report, of which there have been plenty*), this is about the horrible UX problem that developers experience on a weekly basis.
If roblox where to address this problem then developers would finally be able to experience a more controlled workflow on update days. Personally speaking I would finally be able to put my paranoid ctrl+s pressing to rest.
- Team Create deletes work when studio forcibly closes on update
- Studio Auto closing when there is an Update
- Don't force close windows when updating
- Why does studio close my open windows when updating?
- Roll back an update -> Studio: Opening Place will close current Place
- Give warning when closing all Studio windows to update
- Ability to delay Studio updates