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Re: [Gnash-dev] What compiler to use for SWFv9 test cases?

From: strk
Subject: Re: [Gnash-dev] What compiler to use for SWFv9 test cases?
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 13:24:03 +0200

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:05:09PM +0200, Benjamin Wolsey wrote:
> >   One would be to use the Flex mxmlc compiler from Adobe.  The
> > advantage of mxmlc is that I would not need to modify the current
> > actionscript files in order to compile them.  
> > The other option would be to use the Haxe
> > complier, which is already used for the only SWFv9 testcase.  The
> > disadvantage of this is that I would need to write a script to convert
> > the current actionscript files into Haxe's language before compiling
> > them.
> I never managed to compile Flex, and a complete checkout of their
> repository is enormous and contains non-free binary components. If
> someone can provide a simple way to get round those three problems it's
> a possibility for me.
> I've had no problems with haxe so far and it appears to work, so I'm
> definitely happy with that option.

Reusing existing tests seems interesting to me.
As long as the conversion script is really feasible I'd go with it.
Also, no problem in adding another framework for flex.

In short: having both would be great, but give priority to haxe.


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