First, let me tell you that writing setup guides is probably the most boring thing one can do! Now that that’s out of the way let’s begin setting up tetragon with Powerflasher’s popular Flash development environment FDT …
- FDT (Standalone or Plugin version for Eclipse)
- Apache Ant (part of JDT, already included in FDT standalone)
- Flex SDK 4.1 or later
- tetragon distribution package
I assume that you already have your FDT standalone or plugin version installed and are fairly familiar with it but if you’re new to all this let me just point out that if you’re using the plugin version with a bare bones Eclipse (like I do) you also need at the very least the Java Development Tools for Eclipse as these provide Apache Ant for Eclipse (I’ve wrote a guide about setting up Eclipse for Flash development here).
So once you have your FDT and Flex SDK installed somewhere go and get the tetragon distribution package. This package contains all the files that are required to set up and build a new tetragon application and that’s all you need right now (you can also get the full package which contains tetragon API docs and several other docs and files that would have no direct relation to your own project setup. In that case the distribution package also is included in the full package in the ‘dst’ folder).