Apache Flex

Thursday April 11, 2013

Apache Flex SDK Installer 2.5 Released!

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The Apache Flex team is pleased to announce the availability of the Apache Flex SDK Installer 2.5.4 release. The source distributions and installer binaries can be downloaded here:

*About the Apache Flex SDK Installer* The Apache Flex SDK Installer AIR application provides an easy, single-click installation of the Apache Flex SDK and all its dependencies. This will make it suitable for working with IDEs such as Adobe Flash Builder, FDT, IntelliJ IDEA, FlashDevelop, etc. This tool is intended to allow end users to start building their Apache Flex application within minutes. This also lets you seamlessly transition from older SDKs to the latest Apache Flex SDK release.

The application downloads the following:

- Apache Flex SDK
- The AIR SDK (Windows vs. Mac) based on the current platform
- Adobe Flash Player playerglobal.swc
- SwfObject
- Open Source Media Framework (OSMF)
- Adobe Text Layout Format (TLF)

Optionally, the application will download these files if the user wants:

- Adobe BlazeDS
- Adobe Embedded Font Support

The application ships with an auto-update functionality that will prompt the users to upgrade to the latest version when a new release is made available.

We have made available an installer badge at http://flex.apache.org/download-utilities.html. If you have a blog or a website, you can copy-paste the html code snippet which will help more and more end users to very easily get access to the Apache Flex SDK. They will be able to get setup and start coding within minutes.


I cant install. MD5 error! Any help?

Posted by Thiago on April 11, 2013 at 04:32 PM GMT #

A. flex-sdk-description.xml says that I just installed build 1447119. Is that correct? That is exactly the build that the installer reported when I ran it on March 2nd. B. The installer installs playerglobal.swc 11.1. Why are you not installing the swc for the current Flash Player? Who is interested in software that is two years old? C. The installer overlays AIR 3.4 -- same question -- when will the installer provide software that is at least close to the runtimes being shipped by Adobe?

Posted by Terry Corbet on April 11, 2013 at 05:02 PM GMT #

@Thiago, an MD5 error means that the mirror site served up a corrupted file. Please close the installer and run it again. A new (random) mirror is selected each time and your install should run fine. Thanks, Om

Posted by OmPrakash Muppirala on April 11, 2013 at 05:11 PM GMT #

@Terry, This is a release of the new version of the Apache Flex SDK *Installer* alone. It will continue to install the most recently released version of the Flex SDK, i.e. Flex 4.9.1. You should see the same version of Flex using this Installer as well. Thanks, Om

Posted by OmPrakash Muppirala on April 11, 2013 at 05:25 PM GMT #

@Om So in order to get the new components you have been developing and the benefit of the fixes you have been applying, we await not a new release of the installer but a new release of the framework sdk itself. A. When is the expected release of 4.9.2 or whatever it will be called? B. When you provide that release will it be tested for building applications to run against the current AIR runtime, 3.7?

Posted by Terry Corbet on April 11, 2013 at 06:05 PM GMT #

@Terry, Yes, that is correct. The next version of the Flex SDK should hopefully contain the new experimental components. A. We have not decided on a release date yet. But it should happen sometime soon. B. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to exhaustively test with AIR runtime 3.7. This is where the community, including enthusiastic folks like yourself can help us. Thanks, Om

Posted by OmPrakash Muppirala on April 11, 2013 at 06:29 PM GMT #

I tried now five times and got the same error. I'll try later. Thks for your feedback. Let's FLEX!

Posted by Thiago on April 11, 2013 at 06:46 PM GMT #

@Terry The develop branch of the SDK has been updated with work with FP 11.7 and AIR 3.7 but has not been fully tested. You might want to look in the ide directory of the develop branch for scripts to update FP and AIR versions (for OSX). The next version of the installer is likely to let you select which version of AIR/FP you want.

Posted by Justin Mclean on April 11, 2013 at 11:00 PM GMT #

Linux, pls

Posted by Antonio on April 16, 2013 at 08:20 PM GMT #

Linux? Linux? Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?Linux?!

Posted by Mark on April 30, 2013 at 04:08 PM GMT #

Hmm, what the difference with Flex 4.0 ? I see the flash builder has no more visual editor, and still doesnt work on Linux .. But is here a major improvement somewhere ? (I mean new components etc...)

Posted by Thomas Decaux on May 01, 2013 at 10:20 AM GMT #

I am trying to build Apache Flex on OS X 10.8.3 but it keeps failing with the following error: textLayout: [compc] [compc] command line [compc] Error: configuration variable 'static-link-runtime-shared-libraries' expected 1 argument(s), got 0. [compc] [compc] BUILD FAILED /Users/daryl/Desktop/Apache Flex/frameworks/build.xml:870: compc task failed. Any help or RTFMs, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Daryl

Posted by Daryl Williams on May 22, 2013 at 09:08 PM GMT #

when will be release apache new version...

Posted by $1 web hosting on June 10, 2013 at 01:13 PM GMT #

Hey Guys, Any Updates what's going on? Are you alive....????

Posted by Andrew on June 17, 2013 at 09:32 AM GMT #

Hey, does Apache Flex has any plan working on improving the performance of AIR mobile app? Such as GPU accelerated using Starling and Stage3D with Flex SDK, like FeatherUI. Personally, I felt that going align with Adobe AIR and Flash Player would be better than moving away from it. We don't really like HTML5 even though one day Flex might be able to output HTML5 app with FlexJS, we still prefer SWF format with no browser incompatibilities issues. Thanks for all the good works!

Posted by Joel on June 27, 2013 at 12:48 PM GMT #

Feather - good example how flex might be reincarnated. It would be really cool to see any movements in "Stage3D" direction.

Posted by Andrew on July 16, 2013 at 09:41 AM GMT #

Hi, May be this is not the proper place to write but I am trying all around until I get an answer. At my company we have developed a framework in apache flex which is oriented to business applications. We were wondering if we could add our project to the apache projects so it could be developed further by a broader community. We are actively using and developing the framework for our enterprise applications. If someone can give me some directions we would really appreciate that.

Posted by Enor on July 20, 2013 at 07:30 AM GMT #

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