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From Left Right <olegsivo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: new files in https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/flex/trunk
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:29:16 GMT
> Getting:
http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/updaters/11/flashplayer_11_sa_debug.i386.tar.gz
Hi, I just realized that the build downloads flashplayer standalone
debugger for Linux. I have two questions about it:
- Wouldn't it be better to make it a separate _installation_. Well, in hope
that some day the SDK would be installable as an RPM/Deb package, it would
be really nice.
- People usually have already some flashplayer installed, when they are
downloading the SDK. There isn't one single common practice of how to call
it and where to put it - because Adobe never provided a normal installer,
but I would imagine that most of us would put it into something like
/usr/bin/flashplayer i.e. it would be available on command line as
"flashplayer" and command -v flashplayer would return it's location. Even
though there isn't a tradition of placing this file anywhere, it could be,
potentially, a good practice to ask / expect users to put it into some
place we can account for later (well, most programs do it...).

Now, the player isn't required for the build. It's nice to have it, but the
build would work w/o it too.

Last thing: it's a 32-bit executable, wasn't there a 64-bit? Just asking,
not sure. Besides, this, afaik is the last standalone version for Linux
(it's way behind the one for Win/Mac), and it might not be compatible / it
won't surely be compatible very shortly, because no new version will
exist... So, idk, I'd rather it be optional download (on Linux).

Best.

Oleg

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