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
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"?