Project Sprouts is an open-source, cross-platform project generation and configuration tool for ActionScript 2, ActionScript 3, and Flex projects.
Project Sprouts provides everything you need to get up and running with SWF development instantly. The only prerequisites are Ruby and RubyGems.
Sprouts includes support for project and code templates, automated build scripts, remote managed libraries, and automatic installation of dependencies like the Flash VM and a variety of compilers and tools.
Sprouts works on OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista and many flavors of *nix (including Solaris thanks to lots of patience from Armaghan Chaudhary).
gem install sprout
(If prompted, select the appropriate gem for your platform.)
Open a terminal and enter the following commands:
Create a new ActionScript 3 project and move into it:
sprout -n as3 SomeProject cd SomeProject
Resolve all dependencies, compile and launch the SWF:
Generate a new class, test case and test suite:
Compile and launch the test harness:
Compile a SWC file:
Generate documentation using AsDoc:
Execute the test harness, emit a JUnit-compatible test results document, and close the Flash Player when complete or after encountering an uncaught exception:
Display all available Rake tasks:
Sprouts brings the power of the Rake build language to SWF development. Rake is similar to Make and Ant, but harnesses the full power and flexibility of Ruby to help us describe the structure and automate the behavior of any build, from the simplest to the most complex.
Following are some simple examples of the Rake tasks that Sprouts provides:
ActionScript 3 and MXML Projects:
mxmlc :debug do |t| t.input = 'src/SomeProject.as' t.output = 'bin/SomeProject.swf' end compc :deploy do |t| t.input = 'src/SomeProject.as' t.output = 'bin/SomeProject.swc' end asdoc :doc do |t| t.doc_classes = 'SomeProject' t.source_path = 'src' end flashplayer :run do |t| t.swf = 'bin/SomeProject.swf' end
ActionScript 2 Projects:
swfmill :skin do |t| t.input = 'assets/skins/SomeProjectSkin' t.output = 'assets/skins/SomeProjectSkin.swf' end mtasc :debug => :skin do |t| t.main = true t.header = '800:600:24' t.input = 'src/SomeProject.as' t.output = 'bin/SomeProject.swf' end flashplayer :run do |t| t.swf = 'bin/SomeProject.swf' end
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