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From Harbs <harbs.li...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [FLEXJS] Named Configs for JS, JQuery, Node, and CreateJS
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:25:46 GMT

This should make things much easier. Good direction!

On Jun 8, 2016, at 12:34 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I just pushed changes to create more named configs for FlexJS.  I don't
> know how many folks were aware, but named configs can be used to more
> easily switch defaults at compile time.  If you've ever built both Web and
> AIR/Mobile apps, you were using named configs whether you knew it or not.
> The compiler supports a +configname option.  The default configname is
> "flex" which is why, when building Web apps, the compiler uses
> flex-config.xml.  But when you compile an AIR app, especially if you use
> command-line launchers like amxmlc instead of mxmlc, your compile settings
> either specifically said to use air-config.xml, or used +configname=air to
> tell the compiler to use air-config.xml instead of flex-config.xml.
> The changes I just pushed add more named configs, so you can use
> +configname=js to get the default compiler options for JS-only projects,
> or +configname=node to get default compiler options for NodeJS projects,
> and similar for JQuery and CreateJS projects.
> By packaging defaults into named config files, it will hopefully make it
> easier for IDE vendors to keep up with changes to FlexJS.  Instead of each
> IDE vendor needing to know the full set of SWCs and other options for the
> various project types, they should now be able to tell the compiler to
> load one of these -config.xml files instead.  I'm hopeful, for example,
> that FDT will do such a thing.  We've been discussing it in this JIRA
> issue: http://bugs.powerflasher.com/jira/browse/FDT-3661
> Thanks,
> -Alex

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