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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Apache Flex 4.9 Release Candidate 4
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:32:26 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: omuppi1@gmail.com [mailto:omuppi1@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Om
> Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:36 AM
> To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [VOTE] Apache Flex 4.9 Release Candidate 4
> 
> >
> > > 1.  Would there be value in adding drop downs that let users switch
> > between
> > > FP swc versions and AIR sdk versions?
> > I would say no.  I wouldn't want to take the time to test this
> > additional functionality.  Could the two URLs it will hit (based on
> > the answer to #2) be stored in an external .XML file?  That would make
> > it easier to folks to use different versions and for us to update an
> > already released installer if Adobe goes and moves things around
> > again.
> >
> >
> Yes, we load all the download urls from an external config file:
> http://incubator.apache.org/flex/sdk-installer-config.xml
> 
> My thinking is that we will have a different config for each FP/AIR combination
> we want to support.  Just show a simple dropdown at the launch of the app
> (default to 11.4/3.4).  Depending on what the user selects, we grab the
> corresponding config url.  A pretty straightforward implementation.  But this
> could wait until Installer 2.5 if we dont want to hold up Flex 4.9 release.
> 
> Thanks,
> Om

I just built and ran the installer from sources on Win7.  
FB4.7 accepted the results as a new SDK.
I created a new Flex project and it showed up in IE8 and FF15.
I didn't see any warnings or errors.

So, I would say we don't take the time to test all of the permutations of
configs.  Adobe is not open next week so I will be working from home
and testing the installer is slow because of the internet speeds I get at home, so
the less downloading I need to do, the better.

Alex Harui
Apache Flex Team
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui



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