3 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2008 3:55 PM by x77686d

    Flex Builder debugger launches hang

    x77686d
      Every so often Flex Builder 3 debug launches will start hanging. The message I see is "Launching: waiting for flash player to connect to debugger..." The numeric progress percentage slowly climbs--maybe 1% per second--but it eventually times out. The Debug view shows a single line: 'Fx app-name [Flex Application]'

      My impression is that onset of the problem is sometimes related to closing an app by closing the tab in the browser rather than using the Terminate (red square) button in the Debug view, but that's not a sure-fire way to produce it.

      The ONLY workaround I've found is to exit Eclipse and restart but that takes a minute or so.

      Those Eclipse restarts are costing me maybe 15-30 minutes a day.


      Anybody else seen this?

      Here are the versions involved: Flex Builder 3 (build 3.0.194161) as a plug-in in Eclipse 3.3.2 (build id: M20080221-1800) on Windows XP.

        • 1. Re: Flex Builder debugger launches hang
          slaingod Level 1
          There are a number of issues in Flex Builder that can make life difficult, some of them related to FB some related to Eclipse. You may want to look into doing ANT builds if it is really costing you this much time a day. I generally have to restart FB once or twice a day, if not for errors, then to reduce the memory from 1.5GB or more. I don't really use ANT so maybe someone that does can give you the info on how debugging works in that scenario.
          • 2. Re: Flex Builder debugger launches hang
            x77686d Level 1
            Thanks for that note. There's plenty about Ant that I don't know but based on my limited knowledge of it I don't see how it would help, because my problem is not building the app, it's initiating debugging inside Eclipse.
            • 3. Re: Flex Builder debugger launches hang
              x77686d Level 1
              I found a workaround of sorts for the problem: don't terminate the applications!

              Previously, I would terminate the application using either the Terminate button in the Debug view or by closing the tab in the browser (Firefox). Now I just let them pile up in the browser and I rarely see this problem.

              In other words, I was having lots of trouble when doing Launch-Terminate-Launch-Terminate... but now I just Launch-Launch-Launch... and clean up once in a while.