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I agree. Adobe needs to have an option where you can bundle the AIR runtime and the AIR application all together in one .exe file. I realize this would make the .exe file size larger but for a desktop application file size is not as important.
Why do you want them combined in a single executable?
For distribution purposes. It is a lot more user friendly to give an end-user one .exe file and tell them to install it then give them a link to the Adobe AIR runtime to download and install. Then turn around and give them an .air file to install.
Why not give AIR developers the option of bundling everything together into an .exe file? Developers need flexibility and options to meet client needs and requests. As an AIR developer I am starting to see problems with this "one size fits all" approach Adobe is taking with AIR.
While we don't offer a single-exe option, we do offer options that don't require a separate runtime download/install.
If you're doing an online install, you can use our badge install option. It allows AIR and the application to be installed simultaneously, starting from any web page. It's covered in the documentation.
If you want to do offline install—i.e., from a CD—you can sign up to redistribute AIR. Again, your users will see a single installation process.
Either of these approaches should address your distribution concerns. At the same time, by not bundling everything into a single executable, it remains much easier for us to update AIR itself, both for major releases and security patches. That's the major reason we've taken this approach.
Well... Im fine now... I can breath again... but the sing up process for redistribute seems very complicated... I read a lot of "documentation" pages and It is just a bounce page to page... Im confused... so... how I do a single installation process if I want to give my applications on CD... it is so easy as you say?
More detailed documentation is available once you sign up to redistribute, and what you need to do depends on exactly how you want it to work.
In the simplest case, you just need to place the AIR installer, your AIR file, and a single configuration file on the CD.
That is good to hear. I was not aware there was a way to install AIR and the application simultaneously.