"compression failed" with no further information isn't very useful for fixing.
Show the exception
Bumping this because it is important to the usability of the tool. I cannot see a downside.
Unfortunately, it does not look like this project is maintained anymore. Guess it's time to start a fork?
+1 this is a must have!
+1 This is gonna be really useful.
So, no good news about this topic, I guess...
is anyone likely to ever merge this? seems pretty straight-forward?
I added a commit that adds better error messages for both linux and windows:
It should help out a lot for problems like a missing java binary. Other issues like actual compression failure are a little trickier, but yuicompressor itself should now be sending its own errors to the parent process' error stream.