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From Web DoubleFx <webdoubl...@hotmail.com>
Subject RE: A newbie's guide to building the SDK (and a question)
Date Sun, 22 Jan 2012 03:29:39 GMT

Hi,

I just built and installed the current ApacheFlex SDK in my Maven Local Repository on Windows
7, here are the instructions to reproduce.
(Note : I was able to successfully run it against a modular Java/Flex application using FlexBuilder
4.6 and Maven 3.0.3.The convention for the version has not been established yet, some have
been proposed, I gonna follow one of them '2012.0.1')

It's based on the Erik instructions from the previous post with some adaptations and the Conrad
blog post at http://www.dz015.com/?p=346 for Maven

I assume these softwares are installed and well configured:- The Subversion software of your
choice (I use TortoiseSVN)- Java: 1.6.0_25-b06, but I guess you can use the one you like >=
1.5- Ant: I used the 1.8.2 (http://ant.apache.org/bindownload.cgi).- 7-zip (http://www.7-zip.org/)-
vanilla Flash Builder 4.6

And then :- Open Source Flex SDK. I downloaded it from http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Download+Flex+4.6
and unpackaged it to 'ApacheFlexSDK/2012.0.1' in the temporary folder of your choise.- copy
"flexTasks.JAR" from 'ApacheFlexSDK/2012.0.1/ant/lib' to the 'libs' folder of your 'apache-ant-1.8.2'
instalation folder.- copy the content of this file 'https://github.com/piercer/flex_sdk_maven_install/blob/master/flex4.5.1.21328_molehill.compiler.descriptors.xml'
to 'ApacheFlexSDK/apache_flex_2012.0.1.compiler.descriptors.xml'- copy the content of this
file 'https://github.com/piercer/flex_sdk_maven_install/blob/master/flex4.5.1.21328_molehill.framework.descriptors.xml'
to 'ApacheFlexSDK/apache_flex_2012.0.1.framework.descriptors.xml'

On to the configuration:

- environment variables (run 'C:\Windows\System32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe')- click on
'Environment variables...' and under 'System variables'
# Flex SDK build variablesadd: FLEX_SDK=pathToYour\ApacheFlexSDK\2012.0.1
# bin directory of Flex SDKIn the 'path' variable add '%FLEX_SDK%/bin'

- empty the 'ApacheFlexSDK\2012.0.1\frameworks' folder except the 'frameworks\locale' and
the 'frameworks\libs\automation'

Get the source:- grab a working copy of the 'http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/flex/whiteboard/frameworks/'repo
and put it in your local (just emptied) 'frameworks' folder, accept the replacememnt of files
if asked.

Now for the fun part:- open a DOS Console as Administrator, cd to the 'ApacheFlexSDK\2012.0.1'
folder and enter the followingcommand: "ant -f build_framework.xml". This will download some
thirdparty code (this takes a couple of minutes) and then builds the SDK.When done, you see
the lovely words "BUILD SUCCESSFUL".

- rename 'ApacheFlexSDK/2012.0.1/frameworks/libs/player/11.0' to'ApacheFlexSDK/2012.0.1/frameworks/libs/player/11.1'
(yes, from 11.0 to 11.1, in short).

- remove the 'ApacheFlexSDK\2012.0.1\frameworks\svn' folder- copy 'ApacheFlexSDK\2012.0.1'
to 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Flash Builder 4.6\sdks\2012.0.1'- Go into the Flash
Builder preferences and add the new SDK, you can even create a project to play with and check
it works (thank you to report in case it doesn't).


The Maven part :

- Create an empty zip file in 'ApacheFlexSDK\2012.0.1' and rename it 'empty.swc'- Zip with
7-zip the content of 'ApacheFlexSDK\2012.0.1\' to 'ApacheFlexSDK\apache_flex_sdk_2012.0.1.zip'

- in 'ApacheFlexSDK/apache_flex_2012.0.1.framework.descriptors.xml' :change '<version>4.5.1.21328-MOLEHILL-11.0</version>'
to '<version>2012.0.1</version>'change '<classifier>11</classifier>'
to '<classifier>11.1</classifier>' change '<location>frameworks/libs/player/11.0/playerglobal.swc</location>'
to '<location>frameworks/libs/player/11.1/playerglobal.swc</location>' 

- in 'ApacheFlexSDK/apache_flex_2012.0.1.compiler.descriptors.xml' :change '<version>4.5.1.21328-MOLEHILL-11.0</version>'
to '<version>2012.0.1</version>'

- in the previously opened open DOS Console, in 'ApacheFlexSDK', run :mvn org.sonatype.plugins:bundle-publisher-maven-plugin:1.1:install-bundle
-Dbundle=apache_flex_sdk_2012.0.1.zip -Ddescriptor=apache_flex_2012.0.1.framework.descriptors.xmlmvn
org.sonatype.plugins:bundle-publisher-maven-plugin:1.1:install-bundle -Dbundle=apache_flex_sdk_2012.0.1.zip
-Ddescriptor=apache_flex_2012.0.1.compiler.descriptors.xml

You can now enjoy playing with Maven ApacheFlex Maven projects.(Note: because you can't use
RSL caching in this version, use 'rsl' as scope instead in your POMs)

Frédéric Thomas 		 	   		  
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