[osflash] Flash 8 Build Tool
zwetan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 6 10:22:24 PDT 2007
> I recently took a job working on a very large project that uses the Flash 8
> IDE for building. The project is structured hierarchically, with each FLA
> associated with one view class.
> Very soon after starting, I was very frustrated by build times (40
> minutes+), so I convinced the boss to let me write a build tool that
> determines dependencies, then factors out common code. Build time is vastly
> improved, as views that are deeper in the hierarchy typically compile
> against intrinsics rather than full classes (as determined by the tool). SWF
> sizes are also much smaller, without having to mess around with exclude.xml.
> I wrote in SWF invalidation, so that individual FLAs are only recompiled if
> the modified time stamp on the FLA, or any of the FLA's dependent
> ActionScript files, is greater than the SWF's (just like make).
> The tool can be run via the command-line or an Apache Ant task.
> Is anyone out there writing applications structured this way? Would they
> have interest in the tool (written in Java)?
I wonder if it would not have been faster to port the application to
Flash9 (compiled with mxmlc) considering the 90% of FP9 and the
incremental compilation of mxmlc :)
and I also wonder who would keep compiling for Flash8 nowadays ?
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