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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] Handling Adobe Binaries
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 17:00:26 GMT

On 5/2/12 1:41 AM, "Simon Morvan" <> wrote:

> Le 02/05/2012 10:34, Bertrand Delacretaz a écrit :
>> I think considering them as build tools that people have
>> to download separately is fine for now.
> For what is worth, I think that this denote that the comparison with the
> Java JDK is biased.
> Maybe Java JDK needs build tools to be downloaded separately by the
> developper in order to perform some specific task, but with a vanilla
> JDK, without downloading anything else, you can produce a working 'Hello
> World'.
> Without playerglobal.swc, you can't do anything. Having it to be d/l
> separately from Adobe make the Apache Flex SDK broken by design IMHO and
> dangerously dependent on Adobe future decisions regarding those files.

In looking around other Apache projects I found this [1]:  It appears that
other projects have required JARs from outside the JDK.  At least for Apache
Flex, playerglobal wouldn't also need deployment with the app.


Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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