0 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2009 1:08 PM by Jim Crowell

    Java Stand Alone Screencast player via Flex?

      Hi,

       

      I am developing a Java Stand Alone Application using Eclipse and Java SDK 5.0.

      I plan to market the app on the Windows and the Mac OS X platforms.

       

      I have been looking for a "Pure Java" method to display a ScreenCast [Tutorials] in a

      Dialog Window.  I wanted "Pure Java" so that I can deploy all the objects required to

      load and execute my App.

       

      This seems to be more difficult than I expected.

       

      As part of my research I kinda ignored Flex because I thought I would have to have a Flex Player

      present on the end users computer or [if not present] require my end user to download the

      Flex Player. A little messy for my target buyer [Senior Citizens].

       

      Today, I read some on the Adobe Air product. I think I understand that Adobe Air could be bundled with my

      Java App.

       

      Questions:

      1)     Can Flex and Adobe Air satisfy my above requirements?

       

      2)     Does Flex play nicely with Java?

       

      3)     I came back to the Adobe pages because I received an E-Mail saying that the

              Adobe Flex Builder 3 software is currently available for free for software developers

              who are affected by the current economic condition and are currently unemployed.

       

              I read the "I Agree" list for this offer and I think I do not qualify because I am developing

              a commercial product. Also, I am retired, not unemployed.

       

              Is "Adobe Flex Builder 3" something I should be using if the answers to 1) and 2) above are "Yes"?

       

      Many thanks,

      Jim...