My experience installing Adobe product updates has never, ever been a good one. For that reason, I delay updating my software until I believe it’s absolutely necessary (and I know I won’t need the software for 3 hours).
Everyone appreciates a good progress bar.
I award points in the following ways:
- Having a progress bar = 1 point
- Having a progress bar that works = 5 points
- Having a progress bar that works and includes accurate time estimates = 10 points
The Adobe Application Manager technically meets these requirements and should receive a perfect 10 out of 10. But thanks to my experience today, I have to amend my scale.
How long is “About 1.1 minutes”?
- Having a progress bar that works, includes accurate time estimates and makes sense to anyone who isn’t a programmer = 15 points
Update on my “progress”
It’s 2 hours since I posted this article. Guess what the Adobe Application Manager says? Total time remaining, About 1.1 minutes. Looks like it’s time to cancel the update and see if any of the applications work.