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Hi, I have issues installing alcon’s 3.1.4 update. I then went to register in the forum to post there, but I had issues with the Clickcha captcha…
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Love the software! It’s really really useful.
Any chance you’d be willing to open-source it or include support for remote connections?
Yes, many features were (uhmm, are) planned for Alcon v4, and also to make it OS. But so far I haven’t had time to really work on it. I’ve decided now that I’m going to rewrite the whole app after Flex 4 and AIR 2.0 is ready for prime-time.
Cool, looking forward to it.
If you’re ever looking for some help, let me know.
There is one strong argument not to use this debugging tool : message lag!!!
I like Alcon, I like FPS graph… I like idea or Inspect…
Problem is.. that if alcon gets message flood – it starts to lag. It not only lags messages. if you close swf application alcon will never show lagged messages.
TEST : swf traces Event.ENTER_FRAME in 120 fps swf movie :
Flash trace messages shown – 500,1500,3000,10000;
SOS max – 500,1500,3000,10000;
Alcon – 470,970,1500,3000;
this must be fixed for this app to have a future…
Yes, I know of this problem. The bad news is there’s not much we can do about this atm because it’s the Flex Text Area which causes the lag, in particular with HTML enabled text. The fuller the Ta gets, the slower it becomes and has all the Local Connection etc. lagging behind it.
what do you mean … nothing can be done…? (My mote : there is always more then 2 solutions! )
IDEA : remove flex text area? add simple TextField. then cache all messages in memory.. and show only x last line of it? … and add custom scroll bar?
(who uses slow over-bloated flex components anyway? )
oh yes… and add resizing functionality for text field and scroll bar on window resize..
or… maybe you would like to open source it…?
Alcon is written in Flex so it was quite obvious to use the Flex TextArea. I know they are often not the fastest ones but they speed up development and are relatively easy to re-design.
What you could do now to reduce lag in Alcon is to make it’s textbuffer smaller (under Options/Trace). This will make Alcon clear it’s text buffer faster if it goes over the amount. Trade-off is that very long log outputs are cleared from the buffer.
Have to look into possibilities about improving the performance when I get around to it!
This tool is very powerful you are, I have been using, in this thank you, now I have a question, that is, when the large volume of data, Alcon output up will be very slow, sometimes will be card dead. Do not know can improve staff? I am sorry, please forgive me for unreasonable demands.
sorry,I don’t know how to use it,I think it work as trace in flash ,the version of Alcon3.1.4 I used
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when i open this page from google search result
it tells me “Warning – visiting this web site may harm your computer!”
THX 4 sharing…
Thanks man, loving the Alcon
will it be possible to remotely send debug information by specifing an IP address to send to. For example, if an AIR application is running in VMWare with its own IP, to have it send deubg information back to Alcon would be fantastic. We’re developing BlackBerry PlayBook and this would be a nice edition.
So far remote debugging hasn’t been supported in Alcon, sorry! I plan to add this in a future version, possibly a 4.x version.
I couldn’t get the Object Inspector to work. How do I use it?
Hmm you only need to use Debug.inspect(obj). That’s all basically. It might be possible to not show anything if the object recursion goes too deep. It’s planed for the next version to add a parameter that lets you set an optional max. recursion depth.
sascha :@Paulo Haddad Hmm you only need to use Debug.inspect(obj). That’s all basically. It might be possible to not show anything if the object recursion goes too deep. It’s planed for the next version to add a parameter that lets you set an optional max. recursion depth.
I need to say that I haven’t found this info anywhere…
@ Paulo Haddad
Well, Alcon has a Help menu. If you open it, there’s a link that shows Alcon’s API.
sascha :@ Paulo Haddad Well, Alcon has a Help menu. If you open it, there’s a link that shows Alcon’s API.
Nice! I passed by that link, sorry!
Now I’m confident. Thanks! =)
Greetings: Would Alcom be ported over to the BlackBerry PlayBook? It is already in AIR so the port over should be very easy (would be happy to help). The the PlayBook could have on device debugging services of AIR applications. Right now, the only debugging is from a simulator in VMWare to the host computer. On device debugging would be amazing.
It is always helped in Alcon.
By the way, is not it possible to be for Flash of Alcon?
It is convenient for slight Log indication…….
I am glad when I make it when you are free
Alcon requires Adobe AIR to run. Get it here!
I can not see the link to download it.
where is alcon.AIR file?
Yup, sorry, did maintenance on the site. Now it works again.
Is there any v4 on the road ? i’m a huge fan of Alcon console. Thanks for your work !