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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Flash Player 11.3 beta out
Date Sun, 08 Apr 2012 04:56:12 GMT

> Ant is a prerequisite to actually run the build script. Other dependencies
> don't necessarily require pre-installation.
> It is certainly possible to have the build script download dependencies. What
> is automatic vs. having to ask the user depends on whether the dependency has
> a category A or B license. Category A licenses can be automatic.
> For example, in Apache POI there are several jars downloaded in the fetch-jars
> target.
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/poi/trunk/build.xml
> There is also a rat-check target at the end that is a useful example.
> Regards,
> Dave
PlayerGlobal.swc and the AIR tar ball are under MPL, but are not optional,
so it was my understanding that they also need to be pre-installed because
the build script can't really give you a choice to opt-out.  I would love to
be wrong about that.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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