Can't find the thread, but good to hear it's on the radar.
Whilst on the subject, I'd also like to be able to require a class that is named the same as a namespace that is referenced from an application.
Can't do this currently, since if have:
Area1/js/Area1.js - contains namespace data, and an init method that sets up direct providers (all in statics)
You cannot Ext.require('Area1') since that tries to load 'Area1/js.js' or something, where as I'd like it to load 'Area1/js/Area1.js'.
Hmm, maybe this is an odd use case, but it's how I'm coping with pulling common js into an application but avoiding having application classes for the other areas.
Perhaps I'll override the loader for this special case...