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From Peter Ent <>
Subject Re: Installing Apache Flex 4.8.0
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:14:23 GMT
It is on this list because I seem to be not able to post things that
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On 7/27/12 3:54 PM, "Carol Frampton" <> wrote:

>Please keep this discussion on the flex-users list.  It does not have to
>be on the flex-dev list.
>On 7/27/12 3 :34PM, "Peter Ent" <> wrote:
>>Just a quick updateŠ
>>Here's a list of steps to get the Apache Flex 4.8.0 to work Flash Builder
>>4.6 on Mac OS X:
>>1. Download the apache-flex-sdk-4.8.0-incubating-bin.tar from the Apache
>>distribution site.
>>2. Unpack the file and rename it (4.8.0). You don't have to do this, but
>>it makes it easier to work with.
>>NOTE: Once you have unpacked the distribution, read the file, README, in
>>the directory as much of what is explained below is also in that file.
>>3. Move the new 4.8.0 directory to /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder
>>4.6/sdks, alongside the 3.6.0 and 4.6.0 directories that are already
>>4. Use the Terminal app and cd to the 4.8.0 frameworks directory:
>>	cd /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.6/sdks/4.8.0/frameworks
>>5. Run the following command to complete the installation:
>>	ant thirdparty-downloads
>>NOTE: You will be asked to confirm the license agreement several times,
>>don't walk away. I found that the download of one of the files failed,
>>when I tried ant again, it worked without any failures. The process does
>>not take too long.
>>6. Inside of the 4.8.0 directory you'll find a file called
>> Make a copy of the file and call it
>> Edit this file and set the following values:
>>	env.AIR_HOME=../../4.6.0
>>	env.PLAYERGLOBAL_HOME=../../4.6.0/frameworks/libs/player
>>	env.FLASHPLAYER_DEBUGGER=/Applications/Adobe Flash Builder
>>4.6/player/mac/11.1/Flash Player Player
>>Since AIR does not come with Apache Flex, you can use the version that
>>comes with Flash Builder 4.6.0 or get a new copy from Adobe (see the
>>README file in the 4.8.0 directory). Likewise, Apache Flex does not come
>>with the playerglobal.swc, so you can borrow the one that comes with
>>Builder 4.6. 
>>You can also download a newer playerglobal.swc if you have upgraded the
>>Flash Player (debugger version for Flash Builder) from
>>, making sure
>>you adjust the paths assigned to env.PLAYERGLOBAL_HOME and
>>7. With the file edited and saved, start Flash Builder 4.6
>>and open its preferences (Flash Builder menu->Preferences). Select "Flash
>>Builder" and then "Installed Flex SDKs".
>>8. In the panel that opens, pick "AddŠ" and then BrowseŠ to locate the
>>/Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.6/sdks/4.8.0 directory and pick the
>>Open button. The "Flex SDK" name field should then read "Apache Flex
>>4.8.0" which confirms you have selected the correct directory.
>>At this point you can make this your default SDK and rebuild your
>>projects. If you get any errors about not being able to locate AIR or the
>>playerglobal.swc, double-check the paths in the file. Once
>>you correct the file, just rebuild (or clean) the projects and the errors
>>will go away.
>>I will be doing Windows 7 next.
>>On 7/27/12 8:42 AM, "Peter Ent" <> wrote:
>>>I'm going to review the process for installing Apache Flex 4.8.0 and
>>>install it on Mac OS X and Windows 7 - the environments I have readily
>>>available - so as to be able to help resolve any problems and streamline
>>>the process. I've noticed a few good tips and articles already, so I'll
>>>use those as a baseline. I am hopeful that we can put up a simple set of
>>>instructions onto the Wiki.
>>>Send me any pointers or issues you have discovered so I can include
>>>those. I'll post any further discovers and/or progress to this email
>>>Peter Ent
>>>Flex SDK Team
>>>Adobe Systems

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