Closed Bug 1043361 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago

Once I have some simulators installed, the "extra components" screen is unreachable

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(DevTools Graveyard :: WebIDE, defect)

x86
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

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(Not tracked)

VERIFIED FIXED
Firefox 34

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(Reporter: sole, Assigned: paul)

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So if I want to add more simulators, how would I do that?

Suggestion: keep that option always visible maybe?
(In reply to Soledad Penades [:sole] [:spenades] from comment #0)
> Created attachment 8461518 [details]
> No option to install more simulators
> 
> So if I want to add more simulators, how would I do that?
> 
> Suggestion: keep that option always visible maybe?

There's actually a way to do that (install more simulators).

I let you search. I'm interested to understand why it's not obvious.
Oh we're playing games, eh? :-P

So I did search before:

1) googled it - it brought me to this Web IDE page https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/WebIDE
which doesn't tell/warn you that the option will disappear or how to add more simulators afterwards.

2) I looked at the menus in the Web IDE and I see:
- Project
- Runtime
- View

Since I want to add a new runtime, I click on "Runtime" and I get
- Screenshot
- Permissions table
- Runtime info
- Disconnect

This looks particular to this very runtime (evidenced by the fact that if there is no connected runtime, the options are greyed out). So out of desperation I click on "Runtime info" and obviously find nothing that tells me how to add more runtimes.

3) Now that you told me to search more I clicked on the other non evident options and I found TWO ways of managing simulators - none of which make sense to me where they are:
- Project - Preferences - Manage simulators (why would I want to manage simulators which is a global thing under preferences for a single project?)
- View - Manage simulators (why is this here? what does it show me to "View"?)

My reasoning is that you don't want to surprise users. I am probably not going to remember that there are two ways of installing simulators because they're in non-obvious places, but I do remember that I installed the first simulators using an option that was where the rest of installed simulators are, so I expect to find that option there so I can add / manage them in the future. Don't take my options away! :D
Attached patch v1Splinter Review
Attachment #8461597 - Flags: review?(jryans)
Attached image screenshot with patch
that is exactly what I expected to find :)
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/fx-team/rev/fc26cfe5b2ca
Assignee: nobody → paul
Keywords: checkin-needed
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/fc26cfe5b2ca
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: [fixed-in-fx-team]
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 34
We have qe-verify- and [qa+]. I believe the intention was to mark this for verification so setting qe-verify+.
Flags: qe-verify- → qe-verify+
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/34.0

"Install Simulator" option is now available in "Select Runtime" menu using latest Aurora 34.0a2 - 20141006004057.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Whiteboard: [qa+]
QA Contact: petruta.rasa
Product: Firefox → DevTools
Product: DevTools → DevTools Graveyard
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