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From "kevin.godell" <kevin.god...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Setup for patching
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:33:35 GMT
I guess FB needs to know the location of the file so that it can override
the corresponding class in the compiled swc? I am not 100%, but it works.

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, Dany Dhondt [via Apache Flex Development] <
ml-node+s2333347n45413h50@n4.nabble.com> wrote:

> Thanks Kevin for this excellent tip. Why do you have to copy the directory
> structure? Is it to preserve the package line in the class file?
> I'll start experimenting with these tips as soon as I feel comfortable
> enough with the repo :)
> Dany
> Op 5 mar 2015 om 02:09 uur uur schreef "kevin.godell" <[hidden email]
> <http:///user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=45413&i=0>>:
> @Dany
> I wanted to elaborate further on what Alex mentioned about adding a source
> path for working on patches.
> For example, I just found a problem and wanted to make some quick edits to
> see if I could fix ArrayList.as. So, I found the file in the sdk, making
> note of the directory structure. I copied the file and created a duplicate
> directory and put that in a folder called "monkey-patch" that I have on my
> desktop. The file and directory that I created was
> C:\Users\familyRoom\Desktop\monkey-patch\org\apache\flex\collections\
> containing a copy of ArrayList.as. The directory and main folder name can
> be
> whatever you like, but I used the desktop just for the sake of being easy
> to
> find. I named the main folder "monkey-patch" because I think that I may
> seen
> it called monkey patching on some forum. In FB, I went to project ->
> properties -> flex build path -> source path and added the monkey-patch
> folder via the "add folder" button. Now, the file can be seen in the
> package
> explorer, which allows me to make quick edits for debugging and testing,
> instead of compiling after each edit. There are some limitations, such as
> if
> a file you are tweaking has some "include" calls to other files, you will
> have to include additional directories and files to make FB happy.
> It took me longer to write this post than it did to setup the monkey-patch
> and fix the file.
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