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    Default DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    HI DAW,

    Very cool/useful tool !! With the ability to email the generated report too! Nice!

    Test on:

    Windows 8.1 32-Bit

    Just some feedback:


    1. Getting a lot of "WMI Failure" statuses in the test/generated report - could be because WMI Diagnostics are no longer supported starting with Window 8 and Windows Server 2012
    2. All System DSNs (under Data Sources) are categorized as 64-bit (but I'm running a 32-bit machine)
    3. There is a "Red-Something is Wrong" status next to the "IIS-Enable 32-bit Application" - this should be "N/A" as its a 32-bit machine
    4. There is a "Red-Something is Wrong" status next to all the IIS application pools because "Enable 32-bit Application" is not enabled - this should be "N/A" as its a 32-bit machine


    All in all - nice tool !
    Regards,
    Raveen Sundram

    Software Development Manager
    Excellent Software Ltd
    Auckland, New Zealand
    www.helixretail.co.nz


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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Thanks for the feedback, Raveen.

    If the WMI service is disabled on your machine, that will generate the failure you describe in 1.

    We will look at the 32/64 bit differences. Thanks!
    Regards,

    Marcia Booth (DAW)

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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Hi Marcia,

    Nice tool!

    Can I ask that you - for the next revision - consider changing the red/green/yellow indicators to some other icons/bitmaps? The reason being that you exclude about one tenth of all men to use the tool, because that is how many men that on average is color "blind" or having problems with distinguishing especially red/green.

    But perhaps that was the idea all along to make it harder for us men?

    It usually work fine with colors for me but really tiny indicators like the ones used in the wizard just doesn't cut it for me, so I would really appreciate if it could be improved somehow.

    TIA!
    Nils Svedmyr
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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Color blindness is an interesting aspect.

    Perhaps icons like checkmark (good), question mark (speaks for itself) and an X (bad)? They can still be colored green, yellow and red but the color isn't the only "property" that represents state.
    Best regards,

    -SWM-

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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Hi Stephen,

    Yes, that would work nicely with different icons like checkmark and "x". Thanks for listening.
    Nils Svedmyr
    RDC Tools International
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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    "for those of you watching in black and white the pink is behind the green" - Ted Lowe
    Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm - Winston Churchill

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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Quote Originally Posted by Focus View Post
    "for those of you watching in black and white the pink is behind the green" - Ted Lowe
    remember it well.
    test? it compiles doesn't it?

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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Point taken. We can definitely consider this change. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nils G. Svedmyr View Post
    But perhaps that was the idea all along to make it harder for us men?
    And I thought my plan was perfectly undetectable...
    Regards,

    Marcia Booth (DAW)

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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Garret

    What if UFOs are just billionaires from other planets?

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    Default Re: DataFlex Diagnostics Feedback

    Thank you for bringing attention to this issue. As one of those red/green color blind men I often find myself having to struggle. However, a less noticed color-blind issue is red/black - which is my most difficult to distinguish. Design for the color-blind I believe has not really gotten much attention overall.
    Joe Coley
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