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From "Sachin Patel (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (GERONIMODEVTOOLS-78) Confusing Messages in Eclipse Plugin
Date Wed, 19 Apr 2006 13:37:36 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMODEVTOOLS-78?page=all ]
     
Sachin Patel resolved GERONIMODEVTOOLS-78:
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    Resolution: Fixed
     Assign To: Sachin Patel

This has been fixed in trunk.  Additional validation and messages have been added.  The VM
validation method was incorrect and has been fixed as well.

Thanks Arthur for helping test this!

> Confusing Messages in Eclipse Plugin
> ------------------------------------
>
>          Key: GERONIMODEVTOOLS-78
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GERONIMODEVTOOLS-78
>      Project: Geronimo-Devtools
>         Type: Bug

>   Components: eclipse-plugin
>  Environment: Eclipse WTP 1.0.2 RC2, Windows XP
>     Reporter: Arthur Ryman
>     Assignee: Sachin Patel
>  Attachments: new-server-runtime-jvm-warning.png, new-server-runtime-missing-classpath-entry.png
>
> I was testing the Geronimo server adapter. The good news is that it works. The bad news
is that I had to struggle. There are two confusing messages on the New Server Runtime wizard
page.
> 1. The "Application Server Installation Directory" field is a problem. It is initially
empty and the wizard displays the message "Missing classpath entry \bin\server.jar". I though
maybe I had to install the server so I tried to click the "Download and Install" button, but
it didn't click. I assume you disabled it, but it wasn't grayed out so I thought there was
a bug. Same for the radio buttons to select Tomcat or Jetty. I was getting frustrated at this
point, so I thought maybe the missing jar was already downloaded with the server adapter.
I clicked the "Browse" button and went to the server adapter plugin directory and select the
lib directory. This didn't remove the "missing classpath" message, but at least not that the
directory field wasn't empty, I could finally click the "Download and Install" button.
> Please use a better message. If the directory field is empty, say "Please enter the directory
where Geronimo is currently installed or where you would like it to be installed."
> 2. After I downloaded Geronimo, the wizard displayed a warning message that said only
1.4 JVMs were supported. However, I selected a 1.4 JVM, the IBM JDK 1.4.2. I still got the
warning. Please defect the JVM level and display the correct message.
> I attached screenshots.

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