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From Maurice Amsellem <maurice.amsel...@systar.com>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Discuss Release Apache Flex SDK Installer 3.0 - RC7
Date Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:17:37 GMT
>I can't figure out the tooltip thing.  Could it be from an app underneath the installer?
It's an icon on Windows desktop.
Weird.  The tooltip also appears when any other app is in the front, but the cursor is just
above that desktop icon.
Windows' bug?
Anyway, it's not the installer ;-)

Regarding the "pull the plug", I didn't mean it as a realistic scenario, and obviously it's
It was just an easy way for me to detect how connection errors are handled in various places
in the code, without looking in the source code.
The better way (as someone suggested) would be to install a reverse proxy that can simulate
network latency, but I don't have enough time for putting that in place, sorry.

My concern about this is that folks in some places with not so good, or intermittent network
connections, won't be able to use the installer to install FLEX SDK, and that would eventually
give a bad image of the product.
But I don't have any evidence of this. 
So let's wait until folks complain (if ever they do).

Anyway, I won't vote -1 on the installer for this.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com] 
Envoyé : mardi 11 mars 2014 20:28
À : dev@flex.apache.org
Objet : Re: [DISCUSS] Discuss Release Apache Flex SDK Installer 3.0 - RC7

I can't figure out the tooltip thing.  Could it be from an app underneath the installer?

I can't reproduce getting stuck by unplugging during the download of the SDK.  I've gotten
it to partially download and then get stuck in the MD5 calculation on Windows 7 for VMWare.

Right now, my sense is that, when the network is good, the installer is working fine.  I think
we've made things sufficient when there's no network at all at startup.  But I'm beginning
to question the value of spending more time on trying to make things better when you pull
the plug during the install.  Installer 2.7 and older have suffered from incomplete AIR SDK
downloads that get stuck in the cache and I don't think it has been a detriment to the project.
 I don't think these pull-the-plug scenarios are going to be frequent enough, and they are
getting harder to reproduce.


On 3/11/14 2:03 AM, "Maurice Amsellem" <maurice.amsellem@systar.com> wrote:

>Test results of RC7.
>Connection errors are handled correctly at early steps (resource 
>bundles, config files), but not during downloads ( at least not in all places).
>Details below:
>Windows 7,  locale=FR
>Minor: "Install Log" button  tool tip says "Display downloaded apps", 
>and it's not localized.
>But I couldn't find tooltip statement in the source code.
>Test #1: start installer, internet unplugged:
>After a few seconds, the console appears with a few messages in English 
>+ 'Installation aborted"'.
>=> OK
>Test #2: install FlexJS,, cache loaded, unplug internet in the middle:
>Installation completes sucessfully
>Note:  notices are in English, but that's OK (FlexJS install script not
>=> OK
>Test #3: install FlexJS,  file missing from cache (guava), unplug in 
>=> Red square + busy square  but no message or console.
>=> OK but confusing (busy cursor)
>Test#4:  installer FlexJS after abort, cache uncomplete => install 
>sucessful => OK
>Test#5: install FlexSDK 4.12 / AIR 4.0, unplug in the middle of sdk 
>download => after a few minutes,  busy cursor is still running => KO.  
>( error not handled).
>-----Message d'origine-----
>De : piotr.zarzycki [mailto:piotrzarzycki21@gmail.com]
>Envoyé : mardi 11 mars 2014 09:36
>À : dev@flex.apache.org
>Objet : RE: [DISCUSS] Discuss Release Apache Flex SDK Installer 3.0 - 
>I think Maurice's proposition as a much cleaner message for the user on 
>the "Installation progress step" is a great solution for this!
>The rest of my proposition such as "restart" and "back" button could 
>wait for the future releases. I'm going to rise jira ticket for that 
>and try to do it if Alex wouldn't mind. - But this is after release 
>current version. :)
>Flex/Air developer.
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