Ok, getting frustrated here. Have 2 devel machines: Linux and
XP. XP is handme down from previous developer. It has a licensed
copy of Flash 8, but it did not have Flex on it. I downloaded the
standalone version of FB2, because I do not want to make any
changes to the previous developers installation of eclipse which he
used to develop in Ruby, etc. After I install and launch FB2 as
either user or Admin, it tells me that my trial period is expired
and I have to enter a valid serial number. I'm not putting in a
purchase request for $500 until I can see that this thing works.
Sorry. You have tremendous potential, but I can't see that it has
been realized. On Linux: SDK works fine, but it is very hard to get
docs on object properties and functions. Alpha version of IDE looks
nice but problems with debugger, etc. make it unusable. Until I can
show a working development environment, I can not recommend
purchasing your product.
Update -- Used VMWare session running Ubuntu 7.04. Blew away
gnu version of java(gij). Installed Sun jre; installed eclipse;
still have to sudo to run FB for Linux installer and sh that starts
IDE, but ... Once it's up and running... SWEET. Can even run
projects in debugger. I guess I'll have to add a request for a
clean development machine to the request to purchase a license for
the Windoze version of FB2/3.
When the Linux versioin becomes GA, I'll buy a copy of that,