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From OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Release Apache Flex Installer 3.2
Date Fri, 12 Jun 2015 23:43:49 GMT
On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 4:31 PM, Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com>

> Hi,
> We already distribute the binaries here [1], wouldn’t the simple answer be
> to package those up in an archive and include the required NOTICE and
> LICENSE files just as we do with the source? Generally the LICENSE and
> NOTICE files are also placed in the dist directory outside of the binary /
> archives so people can look at the license before downloading. Would also
> require making minor changes to the installer download page [3]. I guess
> the main issue here is the installer AIR auto update feature - do we know
> how many people take advantage of that as opposed to just downloading the
> installer directly?

Why is the auto-update feature an issue here?

> Google stats seem to indicate a high proportion of people go to the page
> (250,000+ hits). Just out of interest the track installer pages has been
> hit 130,000 times.

Going to the page != installing.  Also, track installer stats include
manual installs and auto-update install as well.

> Having links in the GUI also sounds helpful, but those files could change
> and they may get out of sync between versions of the application. A
> solution would be to include the release version number in the path to the
> files.
> We could also add the files to the AIR distribution and packed them up
> (this has instructions on how, look for assets [2]) but as discussed it's
> not easily discoverable.

Yes, modifying the ant release scripts to include the new files is probably
the easiest way to go about this, if at all we want to include the files.


> Thanks,
> Justin
> 1. http://apache.org/dist/flex/installer/3.1/binaries/
> 2.
> http://help.adobe.com/en_US/air/build/WS901d38e593cd1bac1e63e3d128cdca935b-8000.html
> 3. http://flex.apache.org/installer.html

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