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Using the command-line compiler?

Feb 8, 2014 10:00 AM

Tags: #flex #flash_builder_4.5

I installed the trial version of Flash Builder and used it for a while.  After the trial period expired, I decided not to buy it because this is only a hobby project and even the "Standard" version costs several $100. But the command line compiler, as I understand it, is part of the open-source Apache FLEX project, so I should be able to use that -- I hope.


I spent about 3/4 of my working life writing code with a text editor (or on punch cards), assembling or compiling it, testing it, fixing whatever errors shoed up, rinse, repeat.  I don't see any reason I can't do that with FLEX.


However, when I try to run the compiler from the command line, I get the following error:


Exception in thread "main" C:\barry\bin\flex\mxml

c.jar (The system cannot find the file specified)

        at Method)

        at<init>(Unknown Source)

        at<init>(Unknown Source)

        at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source)

        at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(Unknown Source)


Has anybody else successfully run the mxmlc compiler from the command line?


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