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From "Mark Line" <markl...@gmail.com>
Subject RE: Usage of Adobe Scout
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2013 10:32:52 GMT
Have you drilled down fully to see the last item which is taking up the high
percentage? Perhaps telemetry isn't working correctly?

I use the python script as well.

Here is a screen shot of what I expect you should see:

PS adobe scout is free, you can keep using after the 30 day trail of
creative cloud, the other things you may have install won't work though

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcus Wilkinson [mailto:wilkinsonmarcus@gmail.com] 
Sent: 02 October 2013 11:25
To: users@flex.apache.org
Subject: Re: Usage of Adobe Scout

Hey Chris,

We use Scout here and in my opinion it's possibly the best thing to come out
of adobe since Director :). In order to get the most out of it for your
application you need to enable telemetry on each running swf. This method is
not recommended, but it works for us:
- Build our AIR application as normal (which includes runtime-loaded swf
modules). This can be in release mode to give better representation of
- Install the AIR app as normal
- Run this python script on each .swf (I use python 2.7 and no

To run the script, i made another little script which looks for swfs in a
specified path and runs the script from there. Both the following and the
add-opt-in.py need to be in the same place (in my case C:\Python27\Scripts)

#script start
import inspect, os, subprocess

base_path = "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\InstalledApp\\"

current_path =
script_path = current_path + "\\add-opt-in.py"
print "Base path set to "+base_path

for dirname, dirnames, filenames in os.walk(base_path):
 for filename in filenames:
filename_parts = os.path.splitext(filename) if
filename_parts[len(filename_parts)-1].lower() == ".swf":
 swf_path = os.path.join(dirname, filename) print "Processing "+swf_path
subprocess.call(["python", script_path,swf_path]) #script end

I think I remember reading somewhere that Apache flex mxmlc now includes
telemetry options out of the box, but I haven't played with it yet.

Hope this helps

On 2 October 2013 11:12, christofer.dutz@c-ware.de <
christofer.dutz@c-ware.de> wrote:

> Hi Gyus :)
> Today I have a question.
> In one of my last Flex projects I am experiencing some performance issues.
> The amount of data being processed by the client has increased by a 
> factor of about 10 and now I am having some major usability problems. 
> In order to track them down, I got my hands on the 30 Day trial of 
> Adobe Scout as part the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. I even managed to 
> get my application to display data in Scout by using the "Scout 
> Enabler" Tool ( 
> http://renaun.com/blog/2012/12/enable-advanced-telemetry-on-flex-or-ol
> d-swfs-with-swf-scount-enabler/
> )
> Just a short side-question here ... do I have to only enable advanced 
> telemetry for my loader applications swf or do I have to enable it for 
> all loaded modules and rsls too?
> Now when looking at Scout I can see a lot of data, a liitle 
> information about where how much time is used. But as soon as I really 
> want to see where the performance problems are, I seem to be unable to see
> The AvtivitySequence shows me that 98% of the time is used in "enterFrame"
> and as soon as I expand that, I can see loads of stuff, but all has 
> about 0% of these 98% ... looking though the list, there doesn't seem 
> to be anything causing my problems.
> Is there any tutorial about how to track down Performance issues using 
> Scout?
> Chris

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