I'm trying to develop rules on inspection severity for ReSharper for our project to be shared across multiple users. From a tip in this thread http://devnet.jetbrains.net/thread/275194 I have concluded that distributing the UserSettings.xml file to all developers should do the trick.
However I have encountered an issue that is a complete showstopper for me.
After removing the Workspace.xml and UserSettings.xml ReSharper is reset and sets up the default files when you start Visual Studio. However, after 3 restarts of Visual Studio it stops saving UserSettings.xml (no timestamp update when closing Visual Studio). The main issue however, is that changing the inspection severity settings in options doesn't get saved to the UserSettings.xml. I have tried this several times and at times it creates an empty xml-tag (SeverityTable), other times there is no tag at all.
Have I somehow managed to break the installation of ReSharper? I will try to reinstall it now. Note that inspection severity settings failed to be stored to UserSettings.xml before I started trying to remove the UserSettings.xml and Workspace.xml to reset the settings.