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Old 02-08-2012, 03:06 AM   #1
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Default Is there another way to compile AS to SWF without Flash?

Is there another way to compile AS to SWF without Flash?
I have Flash on my Mac and I need a version on my PC but I don't have the cash. I read some where a few days ago that Mozilla has some kind of Free compiler so you can make SWFs without Flash.
Was I seeing things?
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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Flex SDK is free and allows you to do all that.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:33 AM   #3
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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While it is true that the open source Flex SDK does allow you to compile AS to a SWF, you will probably want to leverage an opensource IDE like FlashDevelop that provides a GUI/IDE on top of the Flex SDK. Otherwise you will be compiling flash using the command-line which may not be as intuitive as you might like.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Another Option:

MTASC is the first ActionScript 2 Open Source free compiler. It can compile large number of .as class files in a very short time.

A tutorial for AS3 Flex base compiler:
http://www.senocular.com/flash/tutorials/as3withmxmlc/



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Old 03-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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What is not so intuitive about the command line? You should be fine as long as you know what you type. The same thing should apply on clicking on GUI.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:51 PM   #7
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What is not so intuitive about the command line?
My assumption is that most folks nowadays haven't a clue what a command line is, especially if they come from a design background (and many flash devs do). So a GUI is more likely to make sense to them (hence my use of the term 'intuitive').
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Generally speaking, I agree with you, but the same thing should apply to GUI as well. If you don't know what you are doing, you should not just start clicking around on any checkmark or button on a GUI just like you should not mess with any parameters you have no idea about in command line.
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