flex-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Justin Mclean <jus...@classsoftware.com>
Subject How to check out and compile Apache Flex SDK in Flash Builder
Date Sun, 19 Feb 2012 03:17:42 GMT
Hi there,

Just been looking at how The Flex SDK framework can work easily with a Flash Builder project
so it's easily to generate patches patches. It's not straight forward (not totally unexpected)
unless you checkout and create the project in a certain order. Hopefully this will save someone
some time.

The major issues is that Flash Builder doesn't support nested projects and subclipse needs
the SVN as the base directory in a project (ie not in a sub directory called frameworks).
It's quite possible that other IDEs don't have these issues. Trying tricks like like linking
framework directory between 2 project cause issues with paths in the build scripts.

This is what you need to do:

1. Create a new FB project (via the import SVN wizard) checking out from truck (and not from

2. Download (if you can) or obtain a copy of the open source Flex 4.6 SDK.

3. Copy all directories from the OS SDK into you FB project except the frameworks directory.

4. You can now use SVN from within FB to compare changes you make and generate patches.

Note that these instructions are slightly different to what is contained in the current README.txt.

It would probably be a good idea to place these instructions up on developer section of web
site and include instructions for other IDE's as well. 

View raw message