Opening the Build Log

Anytime you build a target, a log is automatically created. After opening a build log file, you can see more details of any warnings or errors you may have gotten when building the target.

In Flare, the output files and build log are retained for only the most recent build for a target; when you rebuild, the previous output files and build log are replaced with the new ones. But in Central, the output files and build log are retained for each build.

How to Open a Build Log

  1. Select Projects on the left side of the interface, then click a project name to open it.
  2. At the top of the page, click Builds.
  3. On the left side of the page, navigate to the target and select it.
  4. In the grid, click the check box to the left of the build with the log you want to view.
  5. In the toolbar, click . The Build Log dialog opens.

Viewing and Downloading the Log File

The log file contains the following sections, which can be accessed by clicking them on the left:

  • Messages This shows compiler messages and warning text. It is essentially a running log of what is happening as the output is generated.
  • Warnings This shows warnings reported by the compiler. Warnings do not prevent the output from being generated. Instead they might be issues that you need to fix (e.g., missing files) or suggestions for improving your output (e.g., accessibility settings). If you do not want to see a particular type of warning in future builds, you can open the Target Editor in the local Flare project and use the Warnings tab to choose the kinds of warnings to ignore. After this, be sure to push your changes to Central.

    Important Use caution when ignoring compiler warnings. Only ignore warnings that you are certain you do not need to receive.

    Note When you generate a target from Flare, you have the option of ignoring warnings globally (using the Options dialog) or only for a specific target (using the Target Editor). However, when generating a target from Central, you must set the warnings to ignore in the Target Editor; Central will not use any global settings from the Options dialog in Flare.

  • Errors This shows errors, which are critical problems that stop the project from building output.

If you want a local copy of the log, click Download Log.

What’s Noteworthy?

Note You can also view and download a build log from the Build Profile dialog. See Opening the Build Profile Dialog.