Thanks for your feature requests.
This is something we must do. At the moment, the settings screen is reading the entire configuration data and constructing the UI dynamically.
I have logged some of them, while others are already logged :). I'll provide you with a bit of a feedback on some of the topics:
-Hide sensitive connection string data in Administration > Settings > Advanced > Data > Connection strings. Why even allow to update at runtime? Optional encryption would be great here.
-Remove the themes folder out of the App_Data folder. That is a sacred folder, and why the unnecessary re-routing just to get to styles and images out?
One of the reasons why we moved the themes to the App_Data is that you do not have permissions usually on the App_Themes directory, but only over the App_Data. One of our future plans is to have the marketplace integrated into the product, which will allow browsing and installing stuff on the fly. We need writable access in other words. We will consider it though, but in either case, we could support both, since we need to keep the backward compatibility.
Thanks for your time describing the features.
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