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  • 1.  offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi

    just discovered that the offline Docu got lost :-(

    neither in V12.3 Images nor in Download section "Documentation" its available.

    @Diane Craddock
    @Tatjana Radic​​
    @David Ainsworth

    Is this per intention or an error?

    Woudld be highly appreciated if the offline docu (the zipped htmls) would be in the image again!

    Purpose: Behind several firewalls with no connection to docs.automic.com  it would be great to install offline docu on the AWI server...

    THX a lot
    wolfgang​​

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  • 2.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter
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    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi Wolfgang,

    You can find the downloadable documentation under Component Downloads.

    Best regards,
    Elina


  • 3.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi Elina,

    just discovered the actual issue:
    * The single component "Documentation" contains only GUIDES
    * the documentation Folder in the image (12.3.1+HF4) contains MESSAGES folder and Zip...




    seems that there is an issue with the Build process ....

    so the downloads do contain only the half of the whole documentation ....

    kr Wolfgang

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  • 4.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hm, I was under the impression that there is only "Guides" with 12.x, following what they said about replacing all or most of the documentation with "guides".

    On docs.automic.com, there is only a "guides" link that then contains the manuals, so I'd wager that terminology is "by design", of sorts.

    One additional problem I see is that the component downloader has "Documentation Guides" and also another component called "Docu". This is redundant, maybe someone ought to eliminate the unfortunately named "Docu".

    Just my $0.02

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  • 5.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 6 days ago
    But yeah, just to be clear, there is ALSO an issue with the build process. The "Documentation - Guides" download of 4 megabytes AND the image BOTH do not contain the guides anymore but only a "messages" folder.

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    These contain very good advise on asking questions and describing supposed bugs (no, you do not need to go to StackExchange for Automic questions, but yes, the parts on asking detailed, useful questions ARE usually relevant):

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

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  • 6.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 5 days ago
    Hi Carsten,
    When I download it (whether it is the offline doc or the whole Automic Automation product), the Guides are present in the Documentation folder (approx. 57 MB).
    There may have been a temporary issue, but it is working correctly now.
    Best regards,
    Elina


  • 7.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 5 days ago

    Hi Elina​,

    sorry, but nope.

    Okay, this is very confusing because there's "Component: Automation Engine" and "Sub-Component: Documentation" (and also the aforementioned "Docu") and then there's also "Component: Documentation" and "Sub-Component: Automation Engine". Or, in other words, that menu is utter chaos.

    But I downloaded Automation.Engine_Documentation_Guides_12_3_0+build.1560513520511.zip (4.66 MiB) as of today and it only contains a "messages" folder with many sub folders and ultimately a zip file with many java script files, some HTML files with some Automic codes and no further documentation.

    Then I downloaded Automation.Engine_Image_12_3_20-01-08-1.zip (765.26 MiB) and that also has a folder "Documentation" that contains nothing but that structure. Specificially that's Automation.Engine_Image_12_3_20-01-08-1.zip\Documentation\Messages\webhelp\english\webmsge.zip.

    I can't find the documentation. It's either not there, or we download different things, or I'm blind. Please please tell me it's the later because I really want to have a dog :)

    Best,
    Carsten



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    These contain very good advise on asking questions and describing supposed bugs (no, you do not need to go to StackExchange for Automic questions, but yes, the parts on asking detailed, useful questions ARE usually relevant):

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

    I will not respond to PM asking for help unless there's an actual reason to keep the discussion off of the public forums.
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  • 8.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 5 days ago
    ​If, on the other hand, I download Automic.Automation_12.3.1_2020-02-19.zip, NOT via "component downloads" but via the general downloads tab, i.e. the 2.5GB image instead of the 765 MB image, now THAT image has offline documentation in it.

    (So, @Wolfgang Brueckler, OP of this thread, that is where you can find the documentation in the mean time).

    But the two most recent bundle types on offer when specificially looking for component downloads for Automation Engine -> Documentation do NOT have documentation in them.

    Best,


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    These contain very good advise on asking questions and describing supposed bugs (no, you do not need to go to StackExchange for Automic questions, but yes, the parts on asking detailed, useful questions ARE usually relevant):

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

    I will not respond to PM asking for help unless there's an actual reason to keep the discussion off of the public forums.
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  • 9.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi Carsten,

    The component downloads do not contain the full guides, that is correct. When you download just the Automation Engine, it is a component of the product Automic Automation, so it contains the documentation that belongs that component, i.e. the Messages.

    The product download, Automic Automation, contains the full guides.

    Best regards,
    Elina


  • 10.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 4 days ago
    ​Hi Elina.

    I looked through my archive of downloads, and you are insofar correct that the 700 mb image, at least back to 12.0, only ever contained the  "messages" folder and in some (but not all) iterations also the REST documentation.

    However, please allow me to summarize my understanding of what this means:

    There are component downloads (several in fact) that are specificially designated "Documentation", for AE, which do not in fact contain the documentation for AE, but contain only a lone, single and seemingly arbitarily chosen addendum. This, then, is by design.

    I'm not even the original poster of this thread, that'd be @Wolfgang Brueckler, a former Automic employee and a bit of a legend. If seemingly he (and also myself) can't make sense of that, I'm afraid my gut feeling for many of the thousands of other clients instinctively grasping this concept is less than stellar.

    But all of that is, naturally, my €0.02 :)

    Best regards,
    Carsten


    ------------------------------
    These contain very good advise on asking questions and describing supposed bugs (no, you do not need to go to StackExchange for Automic questions, but yes, the parts on asking detailed, useful questions ARE usually relevant):

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

    I will not respond to PM asking for help unless there's an actual reason to keep the discussion off of the public forums.
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  • 11.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi Elina,

    The component downloads do not contain the full guides, that is correct. => Why not?

    I played around a bit, Documentation is only available in the 2,5G image.

    its not in the image and its not available as component istself  @Elina McCafferty @Elina_McCafferty_9771​​ why not - think its a comonent of automic workload automation ?!?

    Interestingly there does exist a Docu entry and a Documentation entry and a Documentation Release Notes entry which all include the same entries below.
    (Component Download)
    Does that make any sense?

    Furthermore we are almost restricted in our company, so downloading the whole Product suite (2,5G) insted of a component (50MB) creates a lot of unneeded discussions, tickets, complaints, emails, wasted time...

    KR
    Wolfgang

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  • 12.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi Wolfgang,
    Makes sense. I'll see what we can do about this.
    Best regards,
    Elina


  • 13.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi Wolfgang,
    Makes sense. I'll see what we can do about this.

    Meh. On the plus side, I think I said the same thing, so my input will be looked into too. Yay :)

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    These contain very good advise on asking questions and describing supposed bugs (no, you do not need to go to StackExchange for Automic questions, but yes, the parts on asking detailed, useful questions ARE usually relevant):

    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html

    I will not respond to PM asking for help unless there's an actual reason to keep the discussion off of the public forums.
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  • 14.  RE: offline Documentation disappeared from Image and Downloadcenter

    Posted 4 days ago
    THX!

    cheers, Wolfgang

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