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From Carol Frampton <cfram...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Apache Flex 4.8, playerglobal.swc versions, FP 11.x adoption, FP versions & security
Date Thu, 24 May 2012 13:58:04 GMT


On 5/24/12 3 :10AM, "olegsivokon@gmail.com" <olegsivokon@gmail.com> wrote:

>Ah, and, by the way, the practical meaning of -target-player argument for
>projects that don't use the framework is simply the location of
>playerglobals.swc. I.e. the file itself resides in a directory inside SDK
>which has a version number as its name, something like
>runtime/10.3/playerglobals.swc. It used to be a common practice to add
>such
>directories by hand or rename them if you wanted to use another version of
>the said library, so that it's hard to tell what's the exact meaning of
>this argument and how it affects the output file. But I think that the
>most
>safe way is to bind it to the library version used as that was the
>intended
>meaning.
>Framework's code on the other hand makes further assumptions on what to do
>/ how to generate the code based on this parameter - this isn't documented
>anywhere and you'd need to try that with different versions to figure out
>what exactly it does.

I just learned this tidbit that relates to this thread.  -target-player is
parsed and is used to replace the tokens

{targetPlayerMajorVersion} and {targetPlayerMinorVersion} that appear in
any of the config files specified for mxmlc.

This is why this works in flex-config.xml

<!-- Specifies the minimum player version that will run the compiled SWF.
-->
   <target-player>11.1</target-player>

...


<external-library-path>
    
<path-element>libs/player/{targetPlayerMajorVersion}.{targetPlayerMinorVers
ion}/playerglobal.swc</path-element>
      </external-library-path>

Carol
 
>
>Best.
>
>Oleg


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