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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: AW: AW: time to help test the release candidate
Date Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:24:20 GMT

On 6/28/12 12:34 AM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de" <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de>

> I thought about this problem for quite some time yesterday.
> Regarding the adt.jar and Air integration. I think the best solution would be
> to split up the flexmojos maven plugin to have a separate flex and air module.
> The current mixture does have some disadvantages. In case of Flex being
> shipped without AIR even more. Will it still be possible to build an Air
> application using Apache Flex?
Yes it will.  Are build tools like a JDK also managed by Maven or are they a
"prerequisite"?  The latter is what we are saying for the Ant scripts.  You
have to download the platform build tools including playerglobal.
> Regarding the fontkit. I think I'll have a loot at what it is used for anyway.
> If the Apache Flex SDK can do without it, perhaps it's usage is some legacy
> functionality, which I could make optional. I could immagine that this is
> related to one of the several ways how fonts can be embedded in Flex. I guess
> it would be ok that if a user tried to use one that depended on fontkit, that
> Flexmojos could issue an error complaining about the missing fontkit
> implementation.
Fontkit is required to embed fonts for Spark.  I am hopeful we can replace
our dependency on it as I think all it does is convert other font files to
CFF format.
> Currently I don't have any problems getting my handy on a version of fontkit
> and adt, but they are not part of the SDK and currently Flexmojos uses that
> exclusively and I don't want to add hard-coded deps to those missing libraries
> (They are all available im Maven Central ... so this wouldn't be a problem).
> Chris
> -----Urspr√ľngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com]
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 27. Juni 2012 19:01
> An: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Betreff: Re: AW: time to help test the release candidate
> On 6/27/12 9:36 AM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de" <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de>
> wrote:
>> While velocity is no problem. I simply added a new dependency. More
>> troubeling is the absence of adt.jar and flex-fontkit.jar.
>> Without these I will not be able to build Flexmojos. Are they not yet
>> donated to Apache, or is refactoring Flexmojos better in this case?
>> (Eventually Breaking Backward compatability).
> Adt.jar is part of the Adobe AIR SDK and will not be donated.
> Flex-fontkit.jar relies on font processing code used in many Adobe products
> and is not going to be donated.
> The build script require Adobe AIR SDK as a pre-requisite.  The scripts give
> you the option of downloading an Adobe Flex SDK and using the flex-fonkit.jar
> within.
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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