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From Carol Frampton <cfram...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Installing Apache Flex 4.8.0
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:54:14 GMT
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On 7/27/12 3 :34PM, "Peter Ent" <pent@adobe.com> wrote:

>Just a quick updateŠ
>Here's a list of steps to get the Apache Flex 4.8.0 to work Flash Builder
>4.6 on Mac OS X:
>1. Download the apache-flex-sdk-4.8.0-incubating-bin.tar from the Apache
>distribution site.
>2. Unpack the file and rename it (4.8.0). You don't have to do this, but
>it makes it easier to work with.
>NOTE: Once you have unpacked the distribution, read the file, README, in
>the directory as much of what is explained below is also in that file.
>3. Move the new 4.8.0 directory to /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder
>4.6/sdks, alongside the 3.6.0 and 4.6.0 directories that are already
>4. Use the Terminal app and cd to the 4.8.0 frameworks directory:
>	cd /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.6/sdks/4.8.0/frameworks
>5. Run the following command to complete the installation:
>	ant thirdparty-downloads
>NOTE: You will be asked to confirm the license agreement several times, so
>don't walk away. I found that the download of one of the files failed, but
>when I tried ant again, it worked without any failures. The process does
>not take too long.
>6. Inside of the 4.8.0 directory you'll find a file called
>env-template.properties. Make a copy of the file and call it
>env.properties. Edit this file and set the following values:
>	env.AIR_HOME=../../4.6.0
>	env.PLAYERGLOBAL_HOME=../../4.6.0/frameworks/libs/player
>	env.FLASHPLAYER_DEBUGGER=/Applications/Adobe Flash Builder
>4.6/player/mac/11.1/Flash Player Debugger.app/Contents/MacOS/Flash Player
>Since AIR does not come with Apache Flex, you can use the version that
>comes with Flash Builder 4.6.0 or get a new copy from Adobe (see the
>README file in the 4.8.0 directory). Likewise, Apache Flex does not come
>with the playerglobal.swc, so you can borrow the one that comes with Flash
>Builder 4.6. 
>You can also download a newer playerglobal.swc if you have upgraded the
>Flash Player (debugger version for Flash Builder) from
>http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html#fp11, making sure
>you adjust the paths assigned to env.PLAYERGLOBAL_HOME and
>7. With the env.properties file edited and saved, start Flash Builder 4.6
>and open its preferences (Flash Builder menu->Preferences). Select "Flash
>Builder" and then "Installed Flex SDKs".
>8. In the panel that opens, pick "AddŠ" and then BrowseŠ to locate the
>/Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.6/sdks/4.8.0 directory and pick the
>Open button. The "Flex SDK" name field should then read "Apache Flex
>4.8.0" which confirms you have selected the correct directory.
>At this point you can make this your default SDK and rebuild your
>projects. If you get any errors about not being able to locate AIR or the
>playerglobal.swc, double-check the paths in the env.properties file. Once
>you correct the file, just rebuild (or clean) the projects and the errors
>will go away.
>I will be doing Windows 7 next.
>On 7/27/12 8:42 AM, "Peter Ent" <pent@adobe.com> wrote:
>>I'm going to review the process for installing Apache Flex 4.8.0 and
>>install it on Mac OS X and Windows 7 - the environments I have readily
>>available - so as to be able to help resolve any problems and streamline
>>the process. I've noticed a few good tips and articles already, so I'll
>>use those as a baseline. I am hopeful that we can put up a simple set of
>>instructions onto the Wiki.
>>Send me any pointers or issues you have discovered so I can include
>>those. I'll post any further discovers and/or progress to this email
>>Peter Ent
>>Flex SDK Team
>>Adobe Systems

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