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Apache Flex BlazeDS
Copyright 2014 The Apache Software Foundation

This product includes software developed at
The Apache Software Foundation (

The Initial Developer of the Original Code, known as Adobe Flex,
is Adobe Systems Incorporated (
Copyright 2003 - 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
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Apache Flex BlazeDS

Apache Flex SDK is an application development framework for easily building
Flash-based applications for mobile devices, web browsers, and desktops.

Apache Flex BlazeDS is the server-based Java remoting and web messaging
technology that enables developers to easily connect to back-end distributed
data and push data in real-time to Adobe® Flex® and Adobe AIR™ applications
for more responsive rich Internet application (RIA) experiences..

Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7 is the initial release of BlazeDS from the Apache
Software Foundation. Prior to this, releases were provided by Adobe
Systems Inc. This version adds new features and implements bug fixes
that were unavailable in previous versions. It is compatible with most code
written to target Adobe Flex 4.6.

For detailed information about Apache Flex please visit

Getting the latest sources via Git

Getting the source code is the recommended way to get Apache Flex BlazeDS.

You can always checkout the latest source via git using the following

git clone blazeds
cd blazeds
git checkout develop

For further information visit

Building Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7

Apache Flex BlazeDS is a large project. It requires some build tools which must be
installed prior to building BlazeDS and it depends on some external software
which are downloaded as part of the build process. Some of these have
different licenses. See the Software Dependencies section for more
information on the external software dependencies.

From Apache's perspective, the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR have
excluded licenses so they can not be bundled with the Apache Flex binaries.
They must be installed prior to building Apache Flex.

Linux support is currently experimental and while it is possible to compile
BlazeDS it has not been fully tested so you may run into issues.

Install Prerequisites

Before building the Apache Flex Tool API you must install the following software
and set the corresponding environment variables using absolute file paths.
Relative file paths will result in build errors.


Java SDK 1.6 or greater (*1) JAVA_HOME
(for Java 1.7 see note at (*2))

Maven 2.2.0 or greater (*1) MAVEN_HOME


*1) The bin directories for MAVEN_HOME and JAVA_HOME should be added to your

On Windows, set PATH to


On the Mac (bash), set PATH to

export PATH="$PATH:$MAVEN_HOME/bin:$JAVA_HOME/bin"

On Linux make sure you path include MAVEN_HOME and JAVA_HOME.

Software Dependencies

Apache BlazeDS uses a variety of third party libraries. A detailed summary
of all of these dependencies is listed in the releases DEPENDENCIES file.

Using the Binary Distribution

Binary artifacts of the Flex Tool API are available on Apache's
public Maven repositories.

By adding a Dependency to the following Maven artifact the
binary version of the Flex Tool API will automatically be downloaded.


Building the Source

When you have all the prerequisites in place and the environment variables
set (see Install Prerequisites above), use

cd <flex-blazeds.dir>/modules
mvn install

Notice that you have to enter the modules directory in order to able to
execute the Maven build as the rest of the project still contains an
outdated and no longer maintained ANT build. This will be removed in
future versions.

Running Tests

The testsuite is automatically executed during a normal maven build.

Thanks for using Apache Flex BlazeDS. Enjoy!

The Apache Flex Project
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Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7

Apache Flex BlazeDS 4.7 is the first release of BlazeDS from Apache. Earlier
releases were provided by Adobe Systems Inc.

Known Issues

Differences from Adobe BlazeDS 4.6 include:


Please report new issues to our bug tracker at:

The Apache Flex Project

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