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From Om <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Flex SDK Installer 2.0 RC1
Date Tue, 01 Jan 2013 17:43:15 GMT
On Jan 1, 2013 8:22 AM, "Alex Harui" <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
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> On 1/1/13 1:29 AM, "Om" <bigosmallm@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > The config is not part of the source.  There is only a reference to its
url
> > in the installer app.   The installer was designed with this scenario in
> > mind.
> >
> > A copy is included as a convenience to the developer who uses it.  In
that
> > sense it is more like a .properties file.
> >
> > We need to be able to change the sdk version without having to push an
> > update to the installer.  Bundling the config xml with the source or
binary
> > will cause issues .
> >
> First, let me start off with saying that this kind of issue is a pain
point
> for me as well.  Unfortunately, Apache doesn't release just binaries.  I
> have definitely considered launching my own "company" to handle the stuff
> that Apache doesn't do very well, like binary distributions.
>
> AFAIK, the app cannot run without this file. We author it, it lives in our
> SVN, etc., so it is source.  The definition for binary distro is a
compiled
> version of the source kit.  I don't think you can remove files from the
> source distro in making it.
>

The app will compile and run just fine even without the config xml being
present in the source or binary distro.  It is NOT source.  Like the Flex
SDK, .md5 file,  the config xml is just another set of bytes that get
loaded during runtime to be processed.

The config xml does not get compiled into the binary distro.

> BTW, I'm not very familiar with .htaccess redirects, but I know we have to
> clear our builds from the incubator's dist folder when we get our final
dist
> folder.  Would redirects still work for fetching the old incubator
release?
>

If we just change the url for the flex sdk in the config xml that lives on
our website, there is no need for redirects.

> How does the UI handle choosing which version to download?  Justin went to
> all of this work to allow different player versions.  We don't want to
lock
> folks down to the latest Flex version.
>

You can pass a config xml with any combination of FP and AIR sdk via the
command line, using the -config option.

Thanks,
Om

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