[rfc][icedtea-web] Remove use of clear cache in PackGZip Tests

Jiri Vanek jvanek at redhat.com
Mon Nov 24 12:23:30 UTC 2014

On 11/24/2014 01:12 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> On 11/24/2014 10:57 AM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>> On 11/23/2014 09:16 AM, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> On 11/22/2014 02:45 PM, Jiri Vanek wrote:
>>>> Long story short - the issue was broken cache. Then the dialog "lunch error" apeard. On this dialog is big button "clean cache" and even somebody so skilled as aph did not click it.... I must b missing something,...
>>> I never got a dialog box: the browser just hung.
>> Hm:( I'm still not able to reproduce. In all cases I got the error dialogue, not frozen browser.
>> Andrew, do you recall which directories/files were causing it to happen?
> Sorry, no.  And you rather did tell me to delete the cache.

In your case I'm not sure if cache was the reason. It seems moreover like some file conflict or I 
don't know. Non of my attempts to reproduce ended by hanging - all by ended by correct error dialog.
> But I still don't understand this problem: if the cache is suspect,

If more instances of netx are running then cleaning of cache will not succeed, and user will be 
bothered anyway.

> why do you bother the user with a dialogue?  It's just a cache, isn't
> it?  Why do you not simply throw it away?

The reason why not to clear  cache automatically are offline stored jnlp apps.  But I admit itw is 
not correctly informing about those anyway.
So yes, some thinking in this direction will need to be done..


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