1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 8, 2014 1:16 PM by Patrick_Boisclair

    Using the command-line compiler?

    bgoldnyx Level 1

      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" java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\barry\bin\flex\mxml

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

              at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method)

              at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(Unknown Source)

              at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<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?