Well, I am experimenting with FAMES which is an abbreviation for: Flashout, ATSC, MTASC, Eclipse, SwfMill. So far, I am in the middle of installing it at work with Win2K. I think I also have an older version of the Java compiler so I am not sure if this is going to work out.
Basically, since I had attended FITC 2006, it has been called to my attention about open source projects through Aral Balkan’s presentation. The cool thing about it is that there are a lot of people out there developing Flash tools. With FAMES, there is the possiblity of not use the Flash IDE. Something like what Flex did for the Flash community. I still think there is a place for the Flash IDE, maybe for designers. But from a coder’s perspective, I am encouraged to go to
pure flash code. It’s also faster to compile and run.
Okay, I found out that I had to update my Java JRE to 6. It turns out that flashout needs the JRE to version 5.
I will keep posted on my results on my experiments….