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From OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Installer] Should the log file be "user friendly"
Date Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:15:03 GMT
On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 2:33 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> On 2/10/14 2:00 PM, "Justin Mclean" <justin@classsoftware.com> wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >User installing the SDK need a understandable log if something goes wrong
> >and they may not be familiar with ant. The log is not just for our use
> >IMO.
> There's a couple of things about the Ant output:
> 1) It isn't in complete sentences.
> 2) It lists target names even if the body of the target is skipped so on a
> Mac install it will still mention Windows-only targets.
> For #1, we could just add more "echo" statements and have the installer
> only log echo statements.
> Or to only fix #2, we could tweak some ant target names to make it clear
> they are conditional such as "air-setup-win-if-on-windows".
> >
> >Not all users would be willing to contact the dev list for help if
> >something goes wrong with the installer (for starter they are unlikely to
> >be signed up it).
> I would expect them to contact the users list and we'd still help them
> there.
> >
> >A useful stat would be to record failed installs in google analytics - so
> >we know what % of people are having issues and possibly do something
> >about it.
> And you mentioned we may need to change the way we record successful
> installs so it tracks FlexJS and other packages separately from the SDK.
> Om, can you do that?
Yes, I can.  Can you please file a JIRA ticket against my name with the


> Thanks,
> -Alex

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