Using the Apache Flex 4.9 SDK with FDT5 in Linux

I have just succeeded in setting up the Flex 4.9 SDK on FDT 5+. On account of the paucity of support for Linux in the flash player I have most of my workstations dual booting in Win7 and Linux Mint. The machine I tested this on is an Asus G73. I started first by building the Flex SDK in Windows with the SDK installer and tested the SDK in FlashBuilder 4.6 and FDT 5. Ca marche!
Next I logged into Linux Mint, picked up the Windows assembled Flex SDK, copied the SDK across to my Linux SDK folder. Next I plugged it into FDT5 (expecting it to fail). Non, c'est parfait. Worked like a dream.
So it seems that there is the option to build the SDK in windows and just copy the assembled SDK into Linux.

5 comments:

Dan Rollo said...

Thanks for posting this! I had just about given up on getting a current Flex SDK working on Linux (in IDEA), when I saw your post. Who'd a thunk copying Windows Flex SDK to Linux work work? A bit nervous about the long term, but for now...JOY!

Dan Rollo said...

Thanks for posting this! I had just about given up on getting a current Flex SDK working on Linux (in IDEA), when I saw your post. Who'd a thunk copying Windows Flex SDK to Linux work work? A bit nervous about the long term, but for now...JOY!

Mathieu St-Gelais said...

Hi. I have been able to successfully build and deploy a Flex 4.9 Web app, but not a desktop AIR app.

I'd like to know if you have any way of debugging when developing under Linux. One main problem is that AIR support for Linux stopped with 1.5, which is now kinda old.

Do you build AIR of Flex Web applications? How do you run them on Linux? Hehe! Too many questions, sorry.

Thanks for your help!

Mathieu St-Gelais said...

Hi. I have been able to successfully build and deploy a Flex 4.9 Web app, but not a desktop AIR app.

I'd like to know if you have any way of debugging when developing under Linux. One main problem is that AIR support for Linux stopped with 1.5, which is now kinda old.

Do you build AIR of Flex Web applications? How do you run them on Linux? Hehe! Too many questions, sorry.

Thanks for your help!

aYo Binitie said...

Hi Mathieu, malheureusement as a result of all the advancements in the AIR runtime for Windows and the freeze on Linux support I have been forced to do all AIR development on Windows

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