I just tested this again, and the gettext statement works perfectly for me, both the first time and every time thereafter. It is nearly impossible to fix a problem that I cannot reproduce. On visual inspection the code appears correct.
I checked the records, and Sam Rutherford is one of the heaviest users of Panorama out there. So Sam, are you still having this problem?
With the help of an Apple engineer at WWDC, I did recently fix a frequently requested issue with the GetTextDialog – the fact that in recent versions of macOS, the text isn’t automatically highlighted when the dialog opens (so you have to click on it before typing). That fix will be in the next release.
No, there isn’t. It varies for every issue depending on how repeatable the problem is, how many users are affected, what the severity of the consequences are, and other factors. At the moment about 75% of all items that have ever been submitted have been resolved. That percentage is a bit lower than usual because I have been focusing on Panorama X Server rather than clearing items on the list. Some items on the list are suggestions, and some have not been confirmed, so the clearance rate is never going to be 100%. This is why almost no software companies make their bug list public.
By the way, the “bucket list” is really called an issue tracker. At the moment, the Panorama X issue tracker is hosted with a service called “BitBucket”, which is owned by Atlassian. Bitbucket is a competitor to GitHub, which you may have heard of (GitHub was purchased by Microsoft a while back).