Sprouts looks interesting

Sprouts is an open-source, cross-platform project generation and configuration tool for ActionScript 2, ActionScript 3, Adobe AIR and Flex projects.

So it looks like it uses Ruby (and Gem) to set up a project like Rails and resolve dependencies a la Maven (but Ivy might be a better comparision), and provides some missing glue in the form of ant (rake?) tasks for continuous integration.

Here’s a link about the alternative using Maven.

A note about Sprouts and a Flex Maven plugin (see the comments):


— it sounds here that Sprouts is really geared towards a project jumpstarter.  The comment by Luke Bayes talks about finding, download, and installing the Flex SDK, Flash Debug Player, a trace log reader, asunit or flexunit, and any other project dependency libraries.  It then creates a project directory structure, and apparently has integration with CI tools, (especially) CruiseControl.rb.

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3 thoughts on “Sprouts

  1. Thanks for the post.

    Your description is accurate and complete.

    We’re still working through some of the cross platform issues (specifically on Vista).

    Please let us know if you have any questions or issues while you look further into it.

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