Just downloaded and installed OpenATSoftwareSuite2.31FullInstaller.exe - and I must admit that I’m not overly impressed.
To start with, it took me a couple of goes to get the package downloaded from the wavecom web site - getting to 430MB of download, then the download timing out did not impress me - and having to start again to download another 470MB did not do much for my broadband download quota either.
Why can’t this file be put up on an (S)FTP server with username/password protection so we can use GetRight or other downloading application that will restart if the download breaks.
Why does the installer want/need to run as a server? Numerous firewall pop-ups about the installer package made me a bit wary…
This is supposed to be the full Install (no internet connection required) - so why does the installer jump straight off to connecting to the M2M Studio repository sites? There are even some options on the version selection page to select local or updated install - but these aren’t available until after the installer has checked all the internet repositories. Remember, this is supposed to be the ‘No Internet’ install…
The personal information/licence key generating page gave me a bit of a start too. You already know who I am - I had to log into your website to download the installer in the first place. Is this the first step in getting having to require a licence key to run the software?
I know this is laboring the point - [size=150]but where is my firmware, documentation and samples?[/size]. I don’t want to have to open M2M studio just to get at the API pdf files, or have to create a new sample project just to check out a few lines of code that’s embedded in the samples.
And you can’t even expand the archive and manually copy the documentation/header files/samples to your local HDD - because they’re no longer in the top level of the archive. This is a really retrograde step, IMHO. So now I have to tediously plow throught the exotic eclipse directory structure and copy things myself.
Please, add an option to the installer to allow the user to copy all the documentation and sample source code to a location of choice (just like the selection for software destination).
Now I’m off to copy an existing project and see if I can it to compile and run.