changing a KAR outside of a Kepler session fails without a clean-cache
If I create a KAR, close Kepler, modify the ROML (unzip, text editor, re-zip), then replace the original KAR and start Kepler again, I see the original report, which does not actually reflect the KAR file. A clean-cache will fix it.
This may not be a big issue, since few people are likely to edit the KAR file directly. On the other hand, I have modified workflow XML files directly on a number of occasions.
I will attach two example files. One is the original and the other is hand-modified. To trigger this bug, the one has to replace the other file, so they have to have the same name.
#3 Updated by ben leinfelder almost 10 years ago
Because objects are cached (report layouts, workflows, etc) I think it's reasonable to encounter the behavior you see.
Any modifications to those objects (or xml serializations of them) should be accompanied by an LSID revision change. I can see expecting to find the "newer" revision of the layout if you did indeed manually update the LSID when you changed other things in the layout. If you did change the LSID, then I feel like the cache isn't doing al that it could be. But if the LSID is exactly the same - then this makes complete sense.
I'm afraid this is a rare case...for most users.