I have a client who’s using a 3rd party installer to install their AIR. They’re doing this because they’ve got a large amount of content (600mb) and the typical packaging process is falling over. We’ve got a workable solution where we install the content into the app directory (/Applications/OurApp) via the 3rd party installer after the AIR app is installed, but we’re a bit concerned that the directory may get blown away with a future update on our part using the standard air updater process.
We’ve tested on mac and windows and everything seems to be OK, ie our content files seem to stay intact. I’m wondering though, is this just a happy mistake? Is what we’re doing safe or should we go about it in a different way? Should we be storing our content outside of the application directory? I’m concerned this process may change in a future version of AIR and all of our content will disappear.
I know the forum is closing soon, but I figured this could be relevant because it relates to future versions of AIR.