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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: [MENTORS] Handling Adobe Binaries
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 20:34:32 GMT

On 5/2/12 12:33 PM, "" <> wrote:

> I'm still puzzled - why does that library contains actual code?
For the third time, I believe some player APIs are written in AS and the abc
is embedded in the player.  Instead of having both a stub copy for
playerglobal and an actual copy for the player, there is just one copy that
generates both the ASDoc and the ABC.  Regardless, none of that code in
playerglobal seems to end up in the output SWF.
> Maybe
> asking Adobe for a *normal* library without that code (which we seems like
> don't even need!) would sort out the patents / copyright issues?
I can ask, but it won't happen soon.  Again, this is all for "fun".  It
looks like we can treat these files as part of the build tools.
> On the other hand, I feel bad telling someone they have to download a piece
> of *software*, of which they, under any circumstances, will not use more
> then 10%. This is sad / stupid / bizarre.
Plenty of other Apache projects have folks download stuff beforehand.  The
API signatures are being used by the compiler, but any code in there isn't.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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