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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
Date Sat, 24 Nov 2012 22:55:28 GMT
I'm not a Maven user, so maybe I'm unclear what the main use cases are.  One
of the ones that I was told about was quickly updating to new versions of
Flex, and I assumed it might also mean updating to new versions of the
player or AIR SDK.

I can see dropping in new versions of playerglobal.swc or airglobal.swc, but
when building a .AIR file (and or an AIRI for signing) or a mobile package,
I'm pretty sure other parts of the AIR SDK are involved and that they might
change between AIR versions.

Or can you install an AIR SDK once and change airglobal versions and it will
all work?

-Alex


On 11/24/12 4:05 AM, "Frédéric THOMAS" <webdoublefx@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> @Alex, not sure actually about what you mean by "cover release packaging of
> AIR apps" but with flexmojos I can compile and package into AIR which once
> installed run an .exe, all it needs is airglobal.swc and adt.jar.
> 
> See 
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/flex/whiteboard/fthomas/developerTo
> olSuite/trunk/
> 
> If I missed something, please let me know.
> 
> - Fred.
> 
> -----Message d'origine-----
> From: Alex Harui
> Sent: Friday, November 23, 2012 9:53 PM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: AW: AW: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
> 
> OK, let's wait until next week and see if others agree that just having
> different versions of airglobal.swc available from Adobe would be
> sufficient.  It is all you may need to compile a simple swf, but to produce
> final release packages, I think there are other pieces of the AIR SDK that
> you need.  Maybe the FlexMojos testsuite doesn't cover release packaging of
> AIR apps?
> 
> 
> On 11/23/12 4:45 AM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de" <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de>
> wrote:
> 
>> Well my Mavenizer doesn't deploy any air stuff besides the airglobal.swc
>> and
>> in the Flexmojos Testsuite there are tests for the different Air features
>> and
>> I am not having any trouble with that.
>> The only thing is that I do have to provide the same third party libs the
>> Flex
>> SDK needs to have provided. So if you are talking about these libs, you
>> might
>> be correct.
>> But It would already be a great improvement to be able to build Flex
>> applications without manual intervention.
>> I have to admit that I have never ever done any Air yet nor any of the
>> Flex
>> guys around here that I have worked with.
>> 
>> Don't get me wrong. I'm not claiming that Nobody uses Air ... it's just
>> that
>> for those not using it this would be a great improvement.
>> 
>> Chris
>> 
>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>> Von: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com]
>> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 22. November 2012 17:26
>> An: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Betreff: Re: AW: Who's a flex compiler-configuration pro on this list?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 11/21/12 11:59 PM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de"
>> <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de> wrote:
>> 
>>> Buuuuuut ... thinking of it :-)
>>> 
>>> Mabe it would indeed be better to start with Falcon as this is
>>> definitely the future of Flex and Flexmojos already lets you build
>>> using MXMLC ... And I always wanted to start digging into it, but
>>> never actually found a usecase for it.
>>> 
>>> @Alex: Perhaps if Adobe were to publish the playerglobal and the
>>> airglobal (Don't need the runtime ... think mavenizing the Runtim is
>>> too much ... would simply use the runtimes from PATH).
>>> Without those TWO artifacts the final solution would always be
>>> half-baked (No matter what compiler) as no user could: "simply add the
>>> plugin and start coding flex" :-) So what do you think? You make the
>>> one thing happen, and I'll do the second?
>>> ;-)
>>> 
>> I need convincing that this will work for captive runtime for mobile apps,
>> and
>> not sure how you are supposed to get the other executables that help make
>> up
>> the AIR package.
>> 
>> But if you want to try prototyping it, feel free.  I wll try to find time
>> to
>> help next week, if you need help.  I want to make sure it will work before
>> we
>> go ask for approvals.
>> 
>> --
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.
>> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
>> 

-- 
Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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