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From "Kessler CTR Mark J" <>
Subject RE: [Question] Develop Flex SDK in Eclipse / Flash Builder | contribute patches | fix issues, how?
Date Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:18:05 GMT
Found some plugin information for your eclipse.  Not sure if the plugin is on the same trial
period and using flash builder as a whole, but it will work for at least 30-60 days.

Flash Builder 4.6 supports installation as a plugin to an existing Eclipse instance. To do

1. Complete the installation process as described above. 
2. Navigate to the installed Flash Builder installation location and open the utilities folder.

3. Run the executable Adobe Flash Builder 4.6 Plug-in Utility.exe. 
4. Select the language and click on OK. 
5. Select the Flash Builder installation location if prompted. 
6. Select the Eclipse folder into which you want Flash Builder 4.6 to be plugged into and
click Next. (Note: Your copy of Eclipse must be version 3.6/3.6.1/3.6.2/3.7, 32-bit and must
contain a folder named "dropins") 
7. Review the pre-Installation summary and click on Install 
8. Following installation, it is recommended that you edit the eclipse.ini file for your Eclipse
instance, so that it includes the following settings:

-vmargs -Xms256m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m -XX:PermSize=64m

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui [] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 18:29
Subject: Re: [Question] Develop Flex SDK in Eclipse / Flash Builder | contribute patches
| fix issues, how?

On 8/22/12 2:05 PM, "Marcus Fritze" <> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I want to fix some issues in the Flex SDK (eg. NumericStepper and some 
> other issues). But unfortunately the function which should be fixed is 
> a private function. So I can't override this function to debug and fix 
> the issue. So I think the best way to fix issues in the Flex SDK is to 
> develop in a complete new project where the Flex SDK is located inside of my Eclipse.
The ActionScript portion of the Flex SDK, like NumericStepper, are often developed via Flash
Builder, not plain Eclipse.  There are Flash Builder project files checked into SVN.

> To make it short, I have found the official README 
> but 
> there is nothing mentioned how to include the Flex SDK in Eclipse.
We should add that to our website, if it isn't there already.
> Do I have to include the SVN (svn co
> flex) as a Java 
> project in Eclipse?
No, I would use Flash Builder.
> How does it work? Sorry if this is are so newbie questions, but I have 
> never developed the Flex SDK. I think I am an experienced Flex 
> developer, but I always have used the SDK which was published by 
> Adobe. And I have always filed the issued in the JIRA and was waiting 
> that Adobe will fix this issues. But now I think it's our turn to fix 
> all the bugs (or maybe not all, there are a lot of them, but most of the important ones
;-) ) in the Flex SDK.
> Btw, some news about the file attachments in the JIRA? Are the file 
> attachments in the JIRA issues now working?
> (I know it's a lot of 
> work, but in my opinion this is taking too long).
I just pinged them again.  There have been instability issues with JIRA so they haven't had
time to deal with this.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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