recently I have came across a nice feature of AIR 2.0. We can launch external applications, without compiling our applications to work in extendedDesktop profile. The idea is very easy, it is using Java WebStart technology and File.openWithDefaultApplication method available in AIR 2.0. I have already used this approach in my image annotation application (see it in action http://szoter.com/air , to capture screenshots.
I hope AIR team will not treat this as a bug.
BTW... is there anyone else, how thinks 'extendedDesktop' isn't very good idea ?