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From Joan Llenas Masó <joan.llenas.m...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: A newbie's guide to building the SDK (and a question)
Date Sun, 22 Jan 2012 15:19:12 GMT
I'm hoping to see these contribuitions in the wiki as soon as it is ready ;)


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On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 11:35, Frédéric Thomas <webdoublefx@hotmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
>
> Due to my bad mailer and some erratum, I post here a corrected and clearer
> version, I hope.
>
>
>
> 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).-<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<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<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<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 variables
>
> add: FLEX_HOME=pathToYour\**ApacheFlexSDK\2012.0.1
>
>
> # bin directory of Flex SDK
>
> In 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<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 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.xml
>
> 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.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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