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From jmcl...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1423207 - /incubator/flex/sdk/branches/release4.9/README
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:37:34 GMT
Author: jmclean
Date: Mon Dec 17 22:37:33 2012
New Revision: 1423207

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1423207&view=rev
Log:
Merge changes from develop branch (rev 1422924)

Modified:
    incubator/flex/sdk/branches/release4.9/README   (contents, props changed)

Modified: incubator/flex/sdk/branches/release4.9/README
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/flex/sdk/branches/release4.9/README?rev=1423207&r1=1423206&r2=1423207&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/flex/sdk/branches/release4.9/README (original)
+++ incubator/flex/sdk/branches/release4.9/README Mon Dec 17 22:37:33 2012
@@ -3,7 +3,12 @@ Apache Flex (Flex)
 
     Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based applications

     for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.
-    
+
+    Apache Flex 4.9 is a follow up release to Apache Flex 4.8 which was a parity release
+    of Adobe Flex 4.6.  This version adds new features and implements bug fixes that were
+    unavailable in previous versions.  It is compatible with most code written to target
+    Adobe Flex 4.6.
+
     For detailed information about Apache Flex please visit 
     http://incubator.apache.org/flex/
 
@@ -27,23 +32,45 @@ Apache Flex (Flex)
 Getting the latest sources via Subversion
 =========================================
 
+    This is the recommended way to get Apache Flex.  We offer an automated installer
+    along with binary distributions on our website at http://incubator.apache.org/flex.
+
     You can always checkout the latest source via subversion using the following
     command:
 
     svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/flex/trunk flex
 
     For further information visit http://incubator.apache.org/flex/source.html
-    
+
+
+Getting the convenience packages for Apache Flex
+================================================
+
+    The Apache Flex SDK Installer is an application that simplifies the download and
+    installation of the Apache Flex SDK and its (required) components. It is aimed at
+    anyone who wants to use the latest release of the Apache Flex SDK, but who might not
+    necessarily be familiar with the tools and procedures required to compile the Apache
+    Flex SDK from source code. The application will grab the official, current release of
+    the SDK from apache.org, install it onto your computer and prepare it for use with
+    your favorite IDE such as Adobe Flash Builder or JetBrains IntelliJ.
+
+    You can get the SDK Installer from the Apache Flex website at
+
+      http://incubator.apache.org/flex/installer.html
+
+    You can also get just the binaries from our website as well.  These binaries do not
+    include the dependencies, so additional software may need to be downloaded and installed.
+
+      http://incubator.apache.org/flex/download.html
+
 Building Apache Flex 4.9
 ========================
 
-    Apache Flex 4.9 is a follow up release to Apache Flex 4.8.  Apache Flex 4.8 which was

-    a parity release from Apache of Adobe Flex 4.6.
-    
     Apache Flex is a large project. It requires some build tools which must be installed
     prior to building Flex and it depends on some external software which
-    are downloaded as part of the build process.  See the Software Dependencies
-    section for more information on the external software dependencies.
+    are downloaded as part of the build process.  Some of these have different licenses.
+    See the Software Dependencies section for more information on the external software
+    dependencies.
     
     From Apache's perspective, the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR have excluded
     licenses so they can not be bundled with the Apache Flex binaries.  They must be
@@ -52,10 +79,6 @@ Building Apache Flex 4.9
 Install Prerequisites
 ---------------------
 
-    Adobe Flex 4.6 was certified with AIR 3.1 and Flash Player 11.1.  Apache Flex 4.9
-    will continue to use these.  Apache Flex 4.9 has been upgraded to use Text Layout
-    Format (TLF) 3.0.33 which is now part of Apache Flex.
-
     Before building Flex you must install the following software and set the
     corresponding environment variables using absolute file paths.  Relative file paths
     will result in build errors.
@@ -118,12 +141,18 @@ Install Prerequisites
         
          The Adobe AIR integration kit for Mac can be downloaded from:
             http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/mac/download/3.4/AdobeAIRSDK.tbz2
-        
+
+        This version of Apache Flex was certified for use with AIR 3.1, and is compatible
+        with versions 3.1 through 3.5.
+
         Download the AIR SDK for your platform and unzip it.  Set AIR_HOME to the absolute

         path of the AIR SDK directory.
                
     *4) The Adobe Flash Player content debuggers can be found here:
             http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
+
+        This version of Apache Flex was certified for use with Flash Player 11.1, and is
+        compatible with versions 11.1 through 11.5.
             
         On Windows, set FLASHPLAYER_DEBUGGER to the absolute path of FlashPlayerDebugger.exe
         

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+++ svn:mergeinfo Mon Dec 17 22:37:33 2012
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+/incubator/flex/sdk/branches/develop/README:1418122,1418465,1422924



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