6 Jun 2011 3:56 PM #1
[SDKTOOLS-3] buggy Sencha SDK Tools
Sencha SDK Tools for Linux x64 isn't for Linux x64 - jsdb is 32-bit application.
jsdb: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped
Sencha SDK Tools includes binaries of (modified?) Qt - this isn't good. This causes segmentation fault on my Archlinux x64 and I think on many other platforms (removing directories "lib" and "imageformats", i.e. using instead system libraries, may resolve this problem). I think it's better to do in linux-way: provide sources, dependency list and build instructions instead of installer in windows-way. As example you can provide package for some distro (e.g. .deb for Ubuntu).
As for me, "sencha create jsb -a index.html -p app.jsb3 && sencha build -p app.jsb3 -d ." prints "Done building!" but generates an empty app-all.js (only with copyright notice), because paths in generated app.jsb3 contain too many "../../../../../../" - I have to fix this manualy in editor (or write my own build system).
Also Sencha SDK Tools violates license at least of jsdb. Quote from jsdb license:
2. Commercial software that includes JSDB, in source or binary form, must include this license
file or reference the JSDB.ORG web site in the documentation accompanying the product.
Sencha SDK Tools distribution doesn't contain anything of this except of jsdb executable file.
Quote from Sencha SDK Tools license:
"Copyright (c) 2011 Sencha Inc. All rights reserved."
This is incorrect, because jsdb license says:
"The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software."
P.S. Why does "Sencha SDK Tools" exist only in 3.x forums?
7 Jun 2011 6:24 AM #2
Responding on the licensing issues - thanks for the feedback! We'll be sure to include the JSDB license where used. As for Qt, we are commercially licensed for this use.
7 Jun 2011 7:19 AM #3
But your commercial license doesn't help with segmentation fault.
Who will purchase your products (e.g. ExtDesigner) when they crash at first run with segfault?
Include Qt libraries in distribution is very bad idea.
Please, take an example from other commercial products like Opera - it uses dynamic linking and don't include all *.so from Qt. And regarding version under Linux - they provides it in Linux-way: .deb/.rpm packages and .tar.gz for other distros. They don't jeer at linux users with windows-like installer.
8 Jun 2011 5:30 AM #4
I can't event install the sdk tools on my macbook, crashes at installer launch.
Installed it in another mac and copied the files... :S
8 Jun 2011 4:02 PM #5
9 Jun 2011 1:54 AM #6
4000 QA tests according to the video presentation .... Really ??
In the sencha presentation video the guy was saying that they were doing 4000 tests to make sure that the product is working ....
I dont care about licenses or other paper stuff, all I want is a working sdk tools under linux 64...
Is any one testing what youre providing online ? I mean, you're enclosing a jsdb 32 bits into a 64 bit build! are you gonna add an extra test to makes it 4001 and just run the sencha command line to see if it's working under 64, before dropping that online ???
9 Jun 2011 2:04 AM #7
On the other mac it installed without a problem (same OS).
On mine it did not hang, just crashed. I reported it here and pasted the error http://www.sencha.com/forum/showthre...K-Tools-on-mac. It seems it is the QT as kite referred above.
I've been looking at the code of the tools. I get the feeling that they are unnecessarily complicated. Wouldn't it be possible to build these with simpler nodejs script and less dependencies? Just sayin... i'm really not an expert at all.
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