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From Frédéric THOMAS <>
Subject Re: Compiler Arguments
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:46:06 GMT
Ups, I meant the compileSwf method of the DefaultFlexCompiler class

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From: Frédéric THOMAS
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: AW: AW: AW: Compiler Arguments

Thank's Chris for that precision.

I tried to reproduce your issue but I wasn't able to.

I did a mvn test on flexmojos-395 wherein I defined a dependency to the sdk
4.8 but in the dump-config file there is no mention of the localesRuntimes.
Debugging it in FM6, I looked at the arguments passed to the compiler in the
execute method of the MxmlcMojo class and didn't see any mention of the

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Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:17 PM
Subject: AW: AW: AW: Compiler Arguments


This would be the case if you wanted to add 3 different locales.
If you define es_MX,es_ES,en_US this is more a locale-chain (I reverse
learned this from the unit-test code.

Assuming you have 3 locale property files, en_US containing the complete set
of values and only some of them being translated to spaninsh in general and
only some of those having a different mexican translation, then when setting
the application to es_MX, the application would use es_MX if they are
provided, but fall back to es_ES if they were not and again fall back to
en_US if no spanish translation at all was present. This alllows you to sort
of translate the stuff you need without having to translate all the stuff
Flex would complain about if it was missing.

So there is in fact a great difference.


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Von: Frédéric THOMAS []
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 1. November 2012 20:43
Betreff: Re: AW: AW: Compiler Arguments


The locales shouldn't be express like that from FM4.x ?


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Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2012 8:34 PM
Subject: AW: AW: Compiler Arguments

Hi Alex,

well the goal oft he project isn't to do anything "sensible" from view of
the resulting SWF, but it's part of the Flexmojos Unit-Test suite.
In this case the maven config is this:


Which should instruct the compiler to add en_US as compiled locale, and to
add es_MX as runtime locale while defaulting back to es_ES or en_US if the
corresponding properties are not defined in those locales. This test worked
for every FDK up to 4.5.1 but fails randomly in 4.6 and 4.8.

As I mentioned ... somebody doing a real project wouldn't do such a thing,
but that projects sole test is to to test the compiler-configuration and it
seems that we have an issue here ... unfortunately I have never ever used
the commandline compiler therefore I currently don't know if this is a
Flexmojos issue or a Flex-Issue that I have to build some workaround for.


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Von: Alex Harui []
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 1. November 2012 19:39
Betreff: Re: AW: Compiler Arguments

On 11/1/12 10:33 AM, "" <>

> Well it is used several times ...
> -metadata.language=es_MX,es_ES,en_US
> -metadata.language+=en_US
> I've never touched that part of Flexmojos code and I just wanted to
> know what those lines should be and what has changed before startig to
> implement anything.
I have never used metadata, so I don't really know, but it looks like it
should be a single string (whereas locale takes an array of strings).  So I
think the parser just gets fooled and thinks there is a comma separator
between arguments.  I saw a comment about having to guess when parsing about
the end of a list.

This also makes me wonder if the following line where you do += is going to
work either since this isn't a list.

You can try a simple app and compiling it from the command line with these
options and see what works and what doesn't.

Is there logic or a config that is causing the +=en_US?  It seems like it
would be better to concat them on one single string without duplicates and
without comma as the separator.  I don't know if quoting will work or not
but you can try that as well.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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