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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [jira] [Created] (FLEX-33440) Make AIR optional
Date Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:26:35 GMT
Bonus points if the installer can be re-run later to add in any version of
AIR SDK so folks don't get it wrong.  Those scripts Justin wrote don't
really have a windows equivalent.


On 3/20/13 9:57 PM, "Om" <bigosmallm@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM, Justin Mclean
> <justin@classsoftware.com>wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>>> I am not sure if this is a good idea.  If we dont do it by default during
>>> the install, there is a good chance that folks will download the wrong
>>> version of the AIR SDK which would break a lot of functionality.
>> 
>> Just make the licence checkbox optional is all I think is required and
>> perhaps a "Are you sure you don't want to install AIR is required for
>> desktop and mobile applications"?
>> 
>> 
> It is easy enough to implement, but I think it will cause more support
> issues like we had today.  Where folks overlay the wrong version of the AIR
> sdk manually and it breaks everything.  I dont know if it is worth it.
> 
> Moreover, having the AIR SDK allows folks to quickly create mobile and
> desktop versions.  Having to download AIR sdk at a later point would create
> an unnecessary  barrier.
> 
> 
> 
>> I've had several people compile to me that the installer download AIR when
>> they don't need it and it's not a small download.
>> 
>> Justin

-- 
Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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