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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Flex Linux support
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 19:55:09 GMT



On 10/2/12 12:16 PM, "Robert Szabo" <Robert.Szabo@adaptivemobile.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the response.
> 
> Being that this is now being moved to an apache license. I do not see why some
> linux support could not be provided so long as there is enough support for it.
> Maybe feature lacking but still available.

FlashBuilder has not been donated (and will not be donated) to Apache Flex.
So, if you want a Linux IDE, you will need to write (plugins) for some Linux
IDE.

If you want to build an SDK from sources, which is currently the only
official "release" from Apache, Linux isn't currently supported because we
need tools like PixelBender Toolkit to build some parts of the framework and
there is no Linux version.

If you want to use ant scripts or other mechanisms to build SWFs and want
them to run on Linux players, that might be possible.  I don't know how well
it works today but this has been discussed in the past.  Search for emails
from Oleg (aka Left Right). He's the biggest Linux advocate on the mailing
list.

> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aYo ~ [mailto:ayo@binitie.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 3:01 PM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Flex Linux support
> 
> Hi Robert,
> There are a number of us here who are in the same boat with you. I regretfully
> have to tell you that moving your development to windows seems to be the only
> option at the moment if you want to take advantage of all the new features
> being developed. I have explored all the options you have stated and currently
> I also develop with FDT5 in Linux Mint KDE. However I have had to set up a
> windows dev environment to be able to work with the newer flash player and all
> the new features. I still hope (albeit a fading
> hope) that someday there will be a move towards resurrecting the support for
> developers who prefer Linux as a development platform. For the moment though
> no cigar.
> ~a~
> www.ayobinitie.com
> http://mrbinitie.blogspot.com
> 
> 
> On 2 October 2012 19:37, Robert Szabo <Robert.Szabo@adaptivemobile.com>wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>> I have been looking into this and am currently searching for linux support.
>> 
>> I have been using FlexBuilder for Linux, then I ended up going to
>> fb4linux
>> (http://code.google.com/p/fb4linux/) for the 4.5 SDK with
>> eclipse-indigo as Adobe stopped supporting linux when it introduced
>> FlashBuilder.
>> 
>> This has worked fine and I am happy to continue working that way, but
>> it would seem that there will be no bugfixes/enhancements going forward.
>> 
>> The notable items lacking with the fb4linux approach is:
>> 
>> 
>> -          Visual Designer Mode
>> 
>> -          States view
>> 
>> -          profiler
>> Last time I checked FlashBuilder was eclipse based, so also curious if
>> maintaining a Flashbuilder plugin was in the cards.
>> 
>> I am aware that the flash-debugger is only available for linux in a 32
>> bit binary and there is a workaround for that.
>> 
>> What I would like to confirm is if there is any future with Flex and
>> Linux  in the roadmap and if I  can continue developing and deploying
>> in a linux environment.
>> 
>> Can someone shed some light on this?
>> 
>> Bob Szabo
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Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
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