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From Carol Frampton <cfram...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: A newbie's guide to building the SDK (and a question)
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:59:03 GMT
I would recommend against putting development SDKs in the FlashBuilder SDK
directory.  I would reserve these for shipped versions of the SDK.

I put the sdk in something like /dev/apache.  In the FlashBuilder project
go to Project -> Flex Compiler -> Configure Flex SDKs and add my
development SDK.  In my example the Flex SDK location is /dev/apache not
/dev/apache/frameworks.  It will pull the flex version out of
flex-sdk-description.xml but you can modify it if you choose.

You can also get to the same place with Preferences -> Installed Flex SDKs.

If you make this SDK the default SDK you are good to go if the project is
using the default SDK, otherwise you have to specify what SDK you want for
the project.


On 1/21/12 12 :05PM, "Erik de Bruin" <erik@ixsoftware.nl> wrote:

>As noted in an earlier mail, I'm a total newbie where it comes to
>building and developing with the Open Source SDK. Today I gathered the
>courage to check out the 'frameworks' source from the repo and follow
>the instructions in README.txt. While this file contains a lot details
>(thanks, Alex!), I still had to Google some steps to get it to work
>(remember: newbie). I thought I'd try and save my fellow 'starters'
>some of this trouble, and write out the entire process as I
>experienced it:
>(Note: this all takes place on my Mac with OSX 10.7. Your mileage may
>(will!) vary on other versions and especially OS-es)
>Software to install:
>- your Subversion software of choice (I use Cornerstone)
>- Java: OSX comes with a 'built-in' Java, which worked for me.
>- Ant; I used the 1.7.0 binairies
>(http://archive.apache.org/dist/ant/binaries/) as suggested. I
>unpackaged the .gz and put that entire folder in 'usr/local'. This
>seemed like the right place, don't know if it is, or if there even is
>such a thing, as long as you remember the path?
>- vanilla Flash Builder 4.6
>- Open Source Flex SDK. I downloaded it from
>http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Download+Flex+4.6 and
>unpackaged it to the 'Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.6/sdks'
>folder. I gave it the new (temporary, I'm sure) name ''.
>Seems like any name will do, as long as you remember the path for use
>later on.
>- copy "flexTasks.JAR" from 'Applications/Flash Builder
>4.6/sdks/' to '/usr/local/apache-ant-1.7.0/libs'
>On to the configuration:
>- environment variables go into this file: /etc/bashrc
>I added this block:
># Flex SDK build variables
># Java
>export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home)								
># Ant
>export ANT_HOME=/usr/local/apache-ant-1.7.0
>export ANT_OPTS="-Xmx1024m"
>export PATH=${PATH}:${ANT_HOME}/bin
>- PATH variables are in this file: /etc/paths
>I added this block:
># bin directory of Java
># bin directory of Ant
># bin directory of Flex SDK
>/Applications/Adobe Flash Builder/sdks/
>- empty the  'Applications/Flash Builder 4.6/sdks/'
>Get the source:
>- grab a working copy of the
>repo and put it in your local (just emptied) 'frameworks' folder.
>Now for the fun part:
>- open Terminal, ls to the 'Applications/Flash Builder
>4.6/sdks/' folder and enter the following
>command: "ant -f build_framework.xml". This will download some third
>party code (this takes a couple of minutes) and then builds the SDK.
>When done, you see the lovely words "BUILD SUCCESSFUL".
>I went into the Flash Builder preferences and added the new SDK,
>create a new Web Project, added a Label to Main.mxml ("Hello world"
>:-P) and tried to run it. This failed. Turns out that at the date of
>writing, some build configuration hasn't been fine tuned, so you need
>one last step: rename 'Applications/Flash Builder
>4.6/sdks/' to
>'Applications/Flash Builder
>4.6/sdks/' (yes, from 11.0 to
>11.1, in short). Tried to run it and voila! Bullseye! We have liftoff!
>HTH, and good luck!
>Question: is it usual and useful to build the SDK directly into the
>Flash Builder application (under 'sdks') directory? It seems to me
>like a handy thing to do: when you build, you can use it straight
>Ix Multimedia Software
>Jan Luykenstraat 27
>3521 VB Utrecht
>T. 06-51952295
>I. www.ixsoftware.nl

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