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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Latest on FlexJS
Date Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:20:13 GMT
Apache Flex only officially releases source code and in general, only source
oode is in the repository.

The FlexJS work is a prototype and the zip is only in my folder on

On 2/18/13 1:24 AM, "jun funakura" <jun.funakura@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi  Alex,
> I want to try to AS/MXML/SWF/JS compile enviromnet on Flash Builder 4.7.
> so I have a question.
> Where is FlexJSOverray.zip in repository?
> Thanks.
> --
> Jun F
> 2013/2/14 Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com>:
>> Hi Folks,
>> A quick update on FlexJS before I spend the next several days on the release
>> and on vacation:
>>  1.  We have prototypes of a List, Button and a Label
>>  2.  We have a prototype of a HTTPService and a LazyCollection
>>  3.  The FlexJSTest_again example is updated so you can choose a stock symbol
>> from the List, hit a Button and see the stock price in the Label
>>  4.  Peter has built out a TextInput and TextArea in AS and is working on the
>> JS equivalents
>> If you want to play with the AS/MXML/SWF side of this stuff and are too lazy
>> to build from the sources, I have hacked together a way for you to try it in
>> Flash Builder.   I have put a zip file called FlexJSOverlay.zip in my folder
>> on people.a.o.
>> Setup instructions are:
>>  1.  Get Apache Flex 4.9 working in FB.  (I tried it with FB 4.7, but not FB
>> 4.6)
>>  2.  Shut down FB
>>  3.  Make a copy of your Apache Flex 4.9 folder.  The zip file contains a
>> shell script that will neuter the Flex aspects of this folder and replace it
>> with FlexJS stuff.  It worked on my Mac, haven¹t tried Windows yet.
>>  4.  Unzip FlexJSOverlay into a some other folder.
>>  5.  Change to that folder and run deploy.sh <path to copy of Apache Flex 4.9
>> folder>
>>  6.  Run Flash Builder
>>  7.  Choose from the File menu, Import, Run/Debug, Launch Configurations
>>  8.  Choose the ide/flashbuilder folder from this copy of Apache Flex 4.9 we
>> are mucking with.
>>  9.  There should now be two new configs in the Run menu under External Tools
>>  10. In the Flash Builder menu, choose Preferences and add this new folder as
>> a Flex SDK.
>> Now for each project:
>>  1.  Create a new Flex Project
>>  2.  Choose this modified Apache Flex SDK
>>  3.  Do not change the output folder from bin-debug
>>  4.  Flash Builder will generate a totally messed up Application tag so
>> replace it with this template:
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
>> <basic:Application xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
>>                    xmlns:basic="library://ns.apache.org/flexjs/basic"
>> </basic:Application>
>> Source Code
>> Right now, Application doesn¹t contain any UI, it takes another MXML file as
>> the initialView property and a model and a controller.  You can reference the
>> example in FlexJSTest_again.
>> Building and Running/Debugging
>> As you edit the code, the regular Flex compiler is compiling and reporting
>> errors, but it only knows how to build Flex SWFs so the output SWF probably
>> won¹t run.  So, before you debug, choose from the Run menu the new External
>> Tool: ³FlexJS (Debug Build)².  This will run the Falcon compiler with the
>> right options to generate a SWF in the bin-debug folder that overwrites the
>> one that is there.  Then you should be able to set breakpoints and debug.
>> I¹m sure there¹ll be lots of issues, but feel free to comment or contribute.
>> After the release I will be tweaking either FalconJS and/or FalconJX to plug
>> into Flash Builder and generate the JS version.  For now, you¹ll have to
>> build and run FalconJS and manage the resulting JS files as I¹ve described in
>> the Wiki.
>> --
>> 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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