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From Left Right <olegsivo...@gmail.com>
Subject SDK as an RPM?
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:21:17 GMT
Hi, just asking, has it been considered, and if it was, what were the
decisions? Is Flex going to be / will try to be distributed as an
installable Linux package?
For non-Linux people: Linux applications (and not only applications,
basically, every thing that can be found on your system) can be "installed"
using some kind of package management program. Common examples are dpkg,
deb, aptitude, apt-get, synaptic etc. The software that can be installed in
this way needs to provide package description, this would usually include
listing the dependencies, so that installer tools would know what other
packages are needed for the software to function properly. So, for example,
Flex SDK could be distributed as 2 packages: flex-sdk and flex-sdk-dev
(flex-sdk-sources), first having least dependencies, second would require
building tools such some Java and Ant and whatever else is needed during
the SDK compilation. A good thing that an installer may do would be also to
put Flex executable binaries into user space (for example, make sure that
mxmlc is linked to /usr/bin/ or wherever the users saves their software).

I don't think there may be any problems with Flex being hosted by Apache in
this regard because most if not all of the Apache projects are installable
in this way.

Best.

Oleg

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