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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>
wrote:

> 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,
Om


>
> 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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