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From Om <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release InstallApacheFlex 1.0 - RC7
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:21:47 GMT
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 10:57 AM, Carol Frampton <cframpto@adobe.com> wrote:

> On 10/17/12 9 :06AM, "Christophe Herreman" <christophe.herreman@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >I gave this a spin and here is some feedback:
> >
> >- the application did not install and I got an error saying that the
> >installer was probably misconfigured. It turned out that I did not
> >uninstall a previous version of the application. After doing so, the
> >application did install. Will this be the case for every upgrade?
> Om or Erik should answer this with more details because I can't remember
> them but I think the answer is no.
The requirement of having to uninstall a previous version is mentioned in
the RELEASE_NOTES document for this release.

This is mostly because the earlier versions of the app used a different
signing certificate.  When we got serious about the release, we created a
new certificate which we should stick to forever.

Christopher probably had installed one of the first versions which was
signed with the older signing certificate.  Which is why that version had
to be uninstalled first.

Once a version with the new (correct) certificate is installed, there is no
need to uninstall it  before upgrading.  Also, the auto-update mechanism
would kick in as well.

> >
> >- the Dutch version is missing translations (the selected directory is not
> >empty, the installer will download software..., I agree to all options...,
> >Required, I agree, install, the small license texts, copy log, Install
> >log,
> >Downloading ... from ..., verifying, open apache flex folder). I did not
> >check other languages.
> >
> >- buttons don't scale when translations are too long (in Dutch:
> >install...)

I am looking for suggestions on how to improve this process.  As more
features are added, the various languages go out of sync.  Waiting for all
of them to be updated would take quite some time.  It depends on the
volunteers who provided the original translations and how much bandwidth
they have available to fix these issues.

> >
> >- Layout: in general the layout is not similar to most other installers.
> >The logo is very dominant. The main content looks like a panel or popup
> >window that can be moved, probably removing the shadow would fix this. The
> >(red) checkboxes next to the licenses invite you to click them. It would
> >probably be better to have bullets there or so and change to a green tick
> >(without the square) when OK.
> >
> >- log window: the window is resizable and has the logo in the background.
> >This is visible when you resize the window. Not sure if the logo should be
> >there; a grey background is probably good to fill the bottom bar. The log
> >entries are now in a List; perhaps this should just be a text area so you
> >can directly select (parts of) the text.
> I believe there are existing JIRA issues for all of these for the next
> release.

Not for all of the things mentioned above.

> >
> >- while installing, the title of the panel changed to "Aborting
> >installation", but everything installed correctly. Could not reproduce on
> >second run.
> >
> >PS: sorry for being inactive lately, but work is keeping me from actively
> >contributing.
> >
> >regards,
> >Christophe
> >
> >2012/10/16 Roland Zwaga <roland@stackandheap.com>
> >
> >> +1
> >>
> >> downloaded and installed like a boss ;)
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >--
> >Christophe Herreman
> >http://www.herrodius.com
> >http://www.springactionscript.org
> >http://www.as3commons.org

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