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From Jens Loeffler <jensi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Problem with native air
Date Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:40:24 GMT
Adobe is fully committed to Adobe AIR - in November Adobe announced that there won't be further
versions of Flash Player for Android, and the recent announcement was a result of this. It
doesn't impact AIR.


On Jul 3, 2012, at 10:29 AM, "aYo ~" <ayo@binitie.com> wrote:

> "Is Adobe really planning to pull AIR from both iOS and Android? "
> 
> Ok on this one I really want to hear a concrete YES or NO
> ~a~
> www.ayobinitie.com
> http://mrbinitie.blogspot.com
> 
> 
> On 3 July 2012 14:59, David Coleman <david_coleman_007@hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> I have to ask... I have heard rumors but I don't trust rumors any further
>> than I can throw them...  Maybe Alex or someone close to the source can
>> answer this for me.
>> 
>> Is Adobe really planning to pull AIR from both iOS and Android?  Or are
>> these just inflamatory rumors that I hear.  Please tell me this isn't true.
>> These are scary times for me as a flex mobile developer...  I worry daily
>> that projects i have in progress are going to be squashed by some sudden
>> arbitrary decision at Adobe that will kill all my contracts.
>> 
>> -Dave
>> 
>>> Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 08:51:42 -0400
>>> Subject: Re: Problem with native air
>>> From: nicholas@spoon.as
>>> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>> 
>>> No, you can make ANEs in just about any IDE.  I personally use
>> straight-up
>>> Eclipse, sometimes XCode, sometimes Visual Studio.  All the tools to
>>> actually 'build' them are command-line anyway, or they could be driven by
>>> ANT scripts.  Flash Builder, by itself can only USE ANEs.
>>> 
>>> Adobe has stated that they are getting out of business of producing a
>> Flash
>>> Player for mobile based browsers, not the devices themselves.  It has
>>> become the overwhelming trend to push websites that required the power of
>>> the Flash Player to be separate apps.  Adobe has committed to AIR (Flash
>>> Player as an App), for both desktop, mobile and televisions.
>>> 
>>> It's been said that a future version of Flash Builder will give the
>> ability
>>> to package ANEs, but that's about it.  You really need to dip into an
>>> actual C/C++ IDE in order to actually make the things -- and that is not
>>> what Flash Builder is (and even less Flash Pro).
>>> 
>>> If you are interested in the process, I did put together a video series
>> on
>>> how to make your own ANEs.
>>> 
>> http://quetwo.com/2011/10/31/creating-an-windows-air-native-extension-with-eclipse-part-1/
>>> I used Eclipse and their C/C++ editor to create them (and command
>>> line to
>>> compile them).
>>> 
>>> -Nick
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 6:05 AM, איליה גזמן <gazman1986@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Isn't FlashBuilder is the only way to compile ANE today? In the new
>> Flash
>>>> Professional CS6 you can't generate it, just use it. After adobe
>>>> announced<http://mashable.com/2012/06/29/flash-in-android-4-1/>
>>>> June 28, 2012  that they are no longer going to support flash in
>>>> mobiles(only air) I thought they will put more resources in this. I
>> really
>>>> don't understand Adobe now. WHAT ARE THEY DOING???
>>>> 
>>>> 2012/6/30 Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicholas@spoon.as>
>>>> 
>>>>> Unfortunately, the Adobe AIR engine did not get donated to Apache,
>> and is
>>>>> not apart of this project.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I totally feel your pain on this one -- I hate how the entire ANE
>> process
>>>>> comes together, but it is what we have to live with for the moment..
>>>>> 
>>>>> -Nick Kwiatkowski
>>>>> Apache Flex PPMC Member
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 8:47 PM, איליה גזמן <gazman1986@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Hi guys,
>>>>>> I got a problem please tell me what do you think about it and if
>> it is
>>>>>> going to be solved in Flex Apache release.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> *Target:*
>>>>>> Create an android air application with native Api.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> *Adobe solution:*
>>>>>> Create native api with air bridge following this
>>>>>> toturial<
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/articles/developing-native-extensions-air.html
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> It creates Native android project,
>>>>>> Flex library project,
>>>>>> Then you need to unzip the SWC file to SWF file,
>>>>>> Then you need to create extension.xml file
>>>>>> And finally you need to package all in to ANE file
>>>>>> Add it to your main air project,
>>>>>> And set manifest settings
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> *Expected solution:*
>>>>>> Create native android project with air bridge,
>>>>>> Create Flex library project,
>>>>>> Import native android project to Flex Apache
>>>>>> In main project import library project
>>>>>> That's it!
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> All the rest should be done automatically by Flex Apache
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Ilya Gazman
>>>> Flex/Flash/Android/C# dev
>>>> 
>> 
>> 

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