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From Omar Gonzalez <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release InstallApacheFlex 1.0 - RC5
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:50:08 GMT
On Wednesday, September 26, 2012, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

> Hi,
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 9:47 AM, Erik de Bruin <<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > This is starting to feel like the never-ending [VOTE] :( Are all
> > releases going to be like this, or will it get better (smoother, less
> > frustrating) later on?...
> I understand your frustration, sorry that I didn't notice the
> FLEX-33210 problem earlier, but as I said i'm very surprised that no
> one else here seems to be bothered by Flex software blindly installing
> stuff on user's boxes.
> If it's just my opinion and a few others say that they don't care
> about releasing the installer with  FLEX-33210 unresolved, I'll accept
> that.
> > ...I honestly feel that adding another dialog to the program
> > will do nothing to educate the user - after all, who really reads
> > them, you click OK and get on with what you came to the installer for,
> > downloading the SDK - I see the legal reasoning behind it and agree,
> > reluctantly, that it should be included in the software....
> It's not a legal matter as far as I'm concerned, more a quality issue,
> I personally don't want any Apache software to install stuff on user's
> boxes without giving them the opportunity to check what's happening
> beforeheand.
> >
> > Om, if feel an RC6 (!) coming up in the near future...
> Let's see what others think about  FLEX-33210 - mentors for example?
> -Bertrand

If a potential Flex user is wary of what the SDK installer utility app is
actually installing they could always download the source and build it by
hand. I see the installer as a utility tool that facilitates all the manual
setup. I'm ok with "the honor system" and expecting users to trust the


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