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From Carol Frampton <cfram...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
Date Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:16:24 GMT
I'm could be wrong but I'm sure this API was orginally done so that
FlashBuilder could integrate with Flex.  The api was then "documented" in
a minimal way so others could use it.


On 11/20/12 4 :53PM, "Gordon Smith" <gosmith@adobe.com> wrote:

>Although I'm knowledgeable about the new Falcon compiler, I'm not
>particularly knowledgable about the OEM API for the old compiler. (Falcon
>discontinued this API.) But my first googling brought up this link:
>Are you aware of this document?
>- Gordon
>-----Original Message-----
>From: christofer.dutz@c-ware.de [mailto:christofer.dutz@c-ware.de]
>Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:27 AM
>To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
>Subject: AW: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
>Well ... glad to help :-)
>I was just assuming that because the oem-compiler is part of Flex, that
>in the Flex group there would probably be some people that have
>experience with that and could give me a hand with the ideal way of using
>After all ... the resulting plugin should be as performant as possible
>and as I'm starting to work on something completely new I can build the
>basic design around that ideal usage pattern.
>Changing this afterwards will definitely be more work.
>-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>Von: Maxime Cowez [mailto:maxime.cowez@gmail.com]
>Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. November 2012 12:13
>An: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
>Betreff: Re: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
>So now you're helping us instead of the other way around ;) I'm
>definitely going to take a look at that.
>I suppose another advantage would be better control over logging, because
>at the moment we're limited to whatever the ANT task puts on the output
>On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:45 AM, christofer.dutz@c-ware.de <
>christofer.dutz@c-ware.de> wrote:
>> Here's a link to that API:
>> http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/compilerAPI_flex3.pdf
>> I guess the main advantage was that you were able to load the compiler
>> once and reuse that instance throughout your build. This dramatically
>> reduced the build time, because the compiler didn't have to load up to
>> 3 times (Main, Test, ASDoc) for every Maven module.
>> Chris
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: christofer.dutz@c-ware.de [mailto:christofer.dutz@c-ware.de]
>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. November 2012 11:43
>> An: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Betreff: AW: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
>> Hmmm I think this is the way Flexmojos used to work in the old days,
>> but has since switched to using the oem-compiler thingy ... don't 100%
>> understand what that is into all details, but as far as I understand,
>> it's an API for directly communicating with the Compiler mainly used
>> by OEMs for creating IDEs and Tools utilizing Flex.
>> I recall this had a great performance improvement over the
>> command-line wrapping solution, so this is more the way I am going to
>>choose. Anyway ...
>> the compiler is Java and so I would like to instantiate it and
>> communicate with it directly using some pre-defined API.
>> Chris
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Maxime Cowez [mailto:maxime.cowez@gmail.com]
>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 20. November 2012 11:35
>> An: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org; Yennick Trevels
>> Betreff: Re: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
>> Hi Christofer,
>> I would certainly not claim to be an expert in the matter, but I have
>> gathered quite some knowledge by contributing to GradleFx (
>> http://gradlefx.org/). Much like FlexMojos is a Maven plugin for
>> compiling Flex apps, GradleFx is a Gradle (http://gradle.org/) plugin
>> to achieve the same goal.
>> It's open-source, so you're welcome to take a look at how we
>> implemented things. I guess you would especially be interested in the
>> org.gradlefx.cli package (
>> https://github.com/GradleFx/GradleFx/tree/master/src/main/groovy/org/g
>> radlefx/cli
>> ).
>> We used Gradle's built-in ANT task executor to execute the compile
>> command through Flex's own ANT task.
>> The CommandLine Interface wrapping is fairly complete, but there are
>> two things still missing:
>> - module support (see https://github.com/GradleFx/GradleFx/issues/46)
>> - full AIR/mobile support (only partially implemented, also see
>> https://github.com/GradleFx/GradleFx/issues/25)
>> Feel free to ask questions if you think we can be of assistance.
>> Cheers,
>> Max
>> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 9:11 AM, christofer.dutz@c-ware.de <
>> christofer.dutz@c-ware.de> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > As I mentioned in the "welcome" mail. My primary goal is to create a
>> > maven plugin for compiling flex/air applications using maven.
>> > Now in Flexmojos the compiler mojo is the biggest beast and also
>> > that having to deal with all the legacy stuff. Therefore I didn't
>> > want to be to "inspired" by the Flexmojos counterpart, and thought
>> > that someone here on the list could eventually be really fit in how
>> > to use the compiler(s) programmatically (Without whipping up the
>> > content of a commandline call and executing that using exec).
>> >
>> > I know there seem to be multiple ways to remote control the
>> > compiler, unfortunately I don't quite know which approach is best.
>> >
>> > So any input here greatly appreciated :)
>> >
>> > Chris
>> >
>> >

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