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From Justin Mclean <jus...@classsoftware.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1422924 - /incubator/flex/sdk/branches/develop/README
Date Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:17:23 GMT
In future making the changes for a release in  the release branch? :-)

On 18/12/2012, at 12:33 AM, quetwo@apache.org wrote:

> Author: quetwo
> Date: Mon Dec 17 13:33:53 2012
> New Revision: 1422924
> 
> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1422924&view=rev
> Log:
> Updated README to for readability.  Included section on convenience  binaries and SDK
installer.
> 
> Modified:
>    incubator/flex/sdk/branches/develop/README
> 
> Modified: incubator/flex/sdk/branches/develop/README
> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/flex/sdk/branches/develop/README?rev=1422924&r1=1422923&r2=1422924&view=diff
> ==============================================================================
> --- incubator/flex/sdk/branches/develop/README (original)
> +++ incubator/flex/sdk/branches/develop/README Mon Dec 17 13:33:53 2012
> @@ -3,7 +3,12 @@ Apache Flex (Flex)
> 
>     Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based applications

>     for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.
> -    
> +
> +    Apache Flex 4.9 is a follow up release to Apache Flex 4.8 which was a parity release
> +    of Adobe Flex 4.6.  This version adds new features and implements bug fixes that
were
> +    unavailable in previous versions.  It is compatible with most code written to target
> +    Adobe Flex 4.6.
> +
>     For detailed information about Apache Flex please visit 
>     http://incubator.apache.org/flex/
> 
> @@ -27,23 +32,45 @@ Apache Flex (Flex)
> Getting the latest sources via Subversion
> =========================================
> 
> +    This is the recommended way to get Apache Flex.  We offer an automated installer
> +    along with binary distributions on our website at http://incubator.apache.org/flex.
> +
>     You can always checkout the latest source via subversion using the following
>     command:
> 
>     svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/flex/trunk flex
> 
>     For further information visit http://incubator.apache.org/flex/source.html
> -    
> +
> +
> +Getting the convenience packages for Apache Flex
> +================================================
> +
> +    The Apache Flex SDK Installer is an application that simplifies the download and
> +    installation of the Apache Flex SDK and its (required) components. It is aimed at
> +    anyone who wants to use the latest release of the Apache Flex SDK, but who might
not
> +    necessarily be familiar with the tools and procedures required to compile the Apache
> +    Flex SDK from source code. The application will grab the official, current release
of
> +    the SDK from apache.org, install it onto your computer and prepare it for use with
> +    your favorite IDE such as Adobe Flash Builder or JetBrains IntelliJ.
> +
> +    You can get the SDK Installer from the Apache Flex website at
> +
> +      http://incubator.apache.org/flex/installer.html
> +
> +    You can also get just the binaries from our website as well.  These binaries do
not
> +    include the dependencies, so additional software may need to be downloaded and installed.
> +
> +      http://incubator.apache.org/flex/download.html
> +
> Building Apache Flex 4.9
> ========================
> 
> -    Apache Flex 4.9 is a follow up release to Apache Flex 4.8.  Apache Flex 4.8 which
was 
> -    a parity release from Apache of Adobe Flex 4.6.
> -    
>     Apache Flex is a large project. It requires some build tools which must be installed
>     prior to building Flex and it depends on some external software which
> -    are downloaded as part of the build process.  See the Software Dependencies
> -    section for more information on the external software dependencies.
> +    are downloaded as part of the build process.  Some of these have different licenses.
> +    See the Software Dependencies section for more information on the external software
> +    dependencies.
> 
>     From Apache's perspective, the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR have excluded
>     licenses so they can not be bundled with the Apache Flex binaries.  They must be
> @@ -52,10 +79,6 @@ Building Apache Flex 4.9
> Install Prerequisites
> ---------------------
> 
> -    Adobe Flex 4.6 was certified with AIR 3.1 and Flash Player 11.1.  Apache Flex 4.9
> -    will continue to use these.  Apache Flex 4.9 has been upgraded to use Text Layout
> -    Format (TLF) 3.0.33 which is now part of Apache Flex.
> -
>     Before building Flex you must install the following software and set the
>     corresponding environment variables using absolute file paths.  Relative file paths
>     will result in build errors.
> @@ -118,12 +141,18 @@ Install Prerequisites
> 
>          The Adobe AIR integration kit for Mac can be downloaded from:
>             http://airdownload.adobe.com/air/mac/download/3.1/AdobeAIRSDK.tbz2
> -        
> +
> +        This version of Apache Flex was certified for use with AIR 3.1, and is compatible
> +        with versions 3.1 through 3.5.
> +
>         Download the AIR SDK for your platform and unzip it.  Set AIR_HOME to the absolute

>         path of the AIR SDK directory.
> 
>     *4) The Adobe Flash Player content debuggers can be found here:
>             http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
> +
> +        This version of Apache Flex was certified for use with Flash Player 11.1, and
is
> +        compatible with versions 11.1 through 11.5.
> 
>         On Windows, set FLASHPLAYER_DEBUGGER to the absolute path of FlashPlayerDebugger.exe
> 
> 
> 


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