HFCD Installer for Leopard Now Available! Windows Installer Coming…
UPDATE (Nov 25th, 2009): Now, HFCD installers for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux are available. For HFCD 3, click http://stopcoding.org/hfcd/3/download. For HFCD 4, click http://stopcoding.org/hfcd/4/download
I admit that I don’t like the fact that there are way too many steps in the installation and configuration of HFCD. So, earlier this week, I decided to write an installer.
At first, I wanted to use one of those commercial installer software. But after checking out the prices (they’re insanely expensive), I decided to use PackageMaker for the Mac installer. PackageMaker is not the best… far from it, but it’s good enough for this project. It was also fun to do some Cocoa/Objective-C programming.
Basically, the installer takes care of the following:
- install the server SDK
- install the client SDK
- install the plugin for Flex Builder
- add the client SDK to the list of Installed SDKs
In other words, there is nothing for you to configure after running the installer!
Of course, if you want to run HFCD on a second machine, you need to copy over the server SDK directory and change the IP address in Flex Builder. The installation directory is /Users/username/Applications/HellFire Compiler 3. Please make sure that your /Users/username/Applications has the right permission (i.e. you can write to that directory).
The installer name is HellFire_Compiler_3.dmg. You can download it by visiting http://stopcoding.org/hfcd/3/download.