I bought a PowerBook when i needed a laptop a while back. Although I’ve always used PC’s it made sense to get a Mac as it would give the the extra platform to test on.
So i’ve had been thinking about having a crack at installing Flex Builder 2.0 so I can mess with AS 3.0 on the Powerbook for a while. I’ve read a few threads about it being installed on a Mac but just avoided it cos i thought it could be such a hassle. Tonight i decided to give it a go my starting point Grant’s thread. So i was reading about installing flCompile and then read a few of the comments and found this posted by Carlington.
It’s actually quite possible to use Eclipse + Zorn-plugin (Flex2) on OS X. What’s lacking is the mxml side of things in Flex2-projects, but Actionscript 3.0 projects work like a charm with breakpoints, runtime variable debugging, keywords etc.
Just get the zorn* files from the “features” and “plugins”-folders from the windows-installation and copy these to your Eclipse installation on OS X.
To sum things up:
1. Install Eclipse 3.1.1 on OS X
2. Install on Windows and copy the “zorn*” files from “features” and “plugins” to Eclipse-installation-folder on OS X, or alternatively get these from the plugin-installation zip-file. However make sure you unpack the *.jar files to folders.
3. Install mxmlc on your path, /Library/Flex2/ for instance.
4. Start new Actionscript project on OS X’
Well it works a treat. Just copy the files across from your PC and your ready to roll.
Wish I’d sorted that ages ago now!