Purchasing Flash Builder does not help!
After uninstalling Flash Builder 4, both beta and release, I am still running into this peculiar issue, even after purchase.
I have to have Eclipse open and only then will .swfs in my browser talk to the server. With Eclipse open, I can run/debug locally as normal - as well as run the app on the development server. From any other machine or with Eclipse closed, the .swf refuses to communicate with the server and my app simply sits at login.
I found something similar in terms of a known licensing issue: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/831/cpsid_83141.html - however, after removing and reinstalling a total of four times - I'm at a loss.
The version of my app I compiled using FB Beta just a few days ago works as expected, so I know there isn't an issue with the server/connection/authentication etc.
Any ideas anyone?
Ok, it's been a few days - no one else appears to be suffering the same problem - this has to be specific to me.. right? I reinstalled eclipse and the beta releases and after importing my project and the same problem was still happening, I began looking elsewhere. I opened Network Monitoring - saw the stream of data and it clicked. The App needed to be recompiled with Network Monitoring disabled! I had closed the view on my IDE, and therefore didn't see the stream.. but clearly I hadn't disabled it (on/off on Network Monitoring Tool Bar | sdk: 3.5). The coincidental install of the release version made me ignore any other potential issues, and I focused in on the install being the only issue.
Basically, Network Monitoring sends a stream of data bound for the debugger and when the debugger isn't available, a security sandbox violation occurs and networking basically comes to a halt.
I hope this post at least saves someone, somewhere from repeating my nightmare!
A couple of interesting links I picked up along the way: