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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [Falcon] Unit tests failing
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2012 21:59:04 GMT
The versions in compiler/commandline already looked for FLEX_HOME
environment variable.


On 12/6/12 1:56 PM, "Gordon Smith" <gosmith@adobe.com> wrote:

> I should have said Falcon's 'mxmlc' and 'compc' shell scripts.
> 
> - Gordon
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gordon Smith
> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:55 PM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: RE: [Falcon] Unit tests failing
> 
> So, how does Falcon's 'asc' shell script do its job? Did you make it use an
> environment variable to find an SDK?
> 
> - Gordon
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2012 1:40 PM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [Falcon] Unit tests failing
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 12/6/12 12:57 PM, "Gordon Smith" <gosmith@adobe.com> wrote:
> 
>> But doesn't it make it impossible to use Falcon's shell scripts, which
>> expect to find other things in the SDK using relative paths from those
>> shell scripts???
> You mean like the mxmlc and compc scripts?  They take a FLEX_HOME environment
> variable and seem to be working.
>> 
>> Falcon isn't going to be independent of the SDK in the sense of being
>> external to it. The goal is for it to replace the old compiler *in*
>> the SDK. I don't want to be polluting an SDK with Falcon until it is
>> ready, but it made sense to me to copy whatever SDK you want test
>> Falcon with into Falcon's directory, so that everything is relative to each
>> other as it will eventually be.
>> 
> I guess I haven't given up on the vision of Falcon being so independent that
> it doesn't have to be in every SDK release.  For sure, I am currently working
> on a "new SDK" and I want Falcon and FalconJS to work with it.  I want to
> finish the vision of not having to change Falcon for every version of the SDK.
> That would eventually allow the SDK folder to not contain any java code, and
> changing SDK versions becomes a matter of changing SWCs and not JARs.
> 
> And I don't want to eliminate the possibility that someone will take on the
> effort to integrate Falcon into an IDE.
> 
> --
> 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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