Building air2beta2 apps howto



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Greetings 2 all.

As some of you probably now, adobe has released the air2beta2 at their labs, which brings new ablities like:

  • Enhanced support for interacting with printers (beta 2)
  • Support for TLS/SSL socket communication (beta 2)
  • Support for the detection of mass storage devices.
  • Advanced networking capabilities like secure sockets, UDP support, and the ability to listen on sockets.
  • Support for native code integration.
  • The ability to open a file with its default application.
  • Multi-touch and gesture support.
  • New APIs for access to raw microphone data.
  • Webkit update with HTML5/CSS3 support.
  • Global error handling.
  • Improved cross-platform printing
  • Improved security and support for enterprise and government standards.
  • Native process support

I’ve spend the whole day yesturday playing with the new api and in order that you not waste your time adjusting the sdk’s, figuring out how to build an exe/dmg file with full sdk support i’ve decided to post a little tutorial here.

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AirPackager, easy air-to-exe/dmg/rpm [updated]



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UPD: now works with air 2 runtime

AirPackager is a small app that will help you generate exe/dmg/rpm files out of your air package in other words – it’s just a GUI for the adt.
To install the app you need the AIR2 beta2 runtime AIR2 runtime
Again, works only on windows.

Download AirPackager.exe

PowerOff app – testing air2beta2 api



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UPD: now works with air 2 runtime

PowerOff is a simple shutdown timer, which i created just to reveal (test) some of the new features of AIR2 beta2 api.
To install the app you need the AIR2 beta2 runtime AIR2 runtime
And, btw, it works only on windows.

Download PowerOff.exe

Download PowerOff source files