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The Glassfish installer provides no user feedback after the license is agreed to
This violates the basics of responsive UIs - there needs to be at least some
visual feedback that it is done, and ideally it should give some idea what it
Once you accept the issue, it should print the unjar log messages of the jar
file. Which OS you are running this? Pls update your env details like JAVA_HOME etc.
Normally it should print the log messages of unjarring the glassfish jar file
after you accept the license..
It does print to the command line; however, that's not exactly normal installer
behavior; the Swing UI should show progress and let the user know that it has
been installed (some UI to select a location would be nice as well).
Generally a Swing app writing output to the console is not going to be noticed
by the user.
(BTW, when I tried to just use Mozilla's Open item in its download manager, I
got a message from the VM that the main class could not be found, though this
worked fine from the command line...but my copy of Mozilla has the JDK 1.3
plugin installed, so it may be invoking that vm [don't ask why I have 1.3...]).
Thanks for the quick response!
In GlassFish, we use a simple installer generator that can show a license
click-through before installation.
There is a plan for another installer which may be more user-friendly.
I'm thinking I should make a simple installer a demo app for my wizard project -
http://wizard.dev.java.net - Solaris is already using it for their installer. A
simple example would probably need almost no reworking for you to use it, and a
generator utility would be easy.
Sounds great! You are welcome to provide the demo app! will add this to the
GlassFish installer if it serves the purpose..
downgrading to P4, as its really a RFE
Sorry, software not giving feedback to the user that it has done something the
user requested (esp. something as far-reaching as installing software!) is a
Apropos of that:
This is really a RFE to change GlassFish Installer using GUI. Product already
has GUI based installer but cannot be published yet, so we don't have plan to
write another GUI based installer for GlassFish V2 looking at the timeframe.
So to set the expectation right, this issue won't be fixed for GlassFish V2 or
changing to enhancement based on previous comment.
Well, I stand by my earlier comment. A usability bug is a bug, period. Make it
an enhancement if you want - I just worry that a lot of development teams turn
things into "enhancements" as a way of not fixing them.
So will this issue be addressed in the next version?
This will not be fixed for v2 due to resource/time constraints. There a real
installer in the distribution delivered on java.sun.com/javaee. It should make
you happy. Let us know if it does not.
Also, if you are willing to fix it, we will be happy to take it
Bulk update to change fix version to "not determined" for all issues still open but with a fix version for a released version.