I had some feedback from another writer testing a procedure with devstudio. He was using a CLI-only VM and was confused because the installer worked but offered little information, as would be expected.
Essentially, the non-GUI installation worked (java -jar devstudio_version.jar) but did not ask where to install devstudio, nor did it provide the default target folder it used. The GUI version asks if the user wants to deploy devstudio after the installation, but the non-GUI version does nothing. The resulting user experience was confusion, not knowing where devstudio was installed or how to start it.
My questions here are:
- is the non-GUI way a valid installation path? If yes, we should document it, and if not, we should mention it, either in the docs or when installation happens.
- If the non-GUI installation is a valid path, it should replicate the questions in the wizard, such as where to install devstudio and which jdk to use, etc. The difference between the two installation paths causes confusion.