Today i was faced with the pleasant task of publishing over 100 .fla’s into swfs. Not something i would ever do manually if i could avoid it.
Handily i remember reading this from grant skinner just the other day which is a great start, but im not going to hand write the compile schema (aka list of files to be published). In my case there arent any special deployment requirements, i can just stick the output files all in 1 directory. (Although if the jsfl file api thingy had a directory selector and a way to iterate through a directory contents then i wouldnt need any of this…)
Someone wrote a nice comment about using the dir command and a .bat file on windoze to generate the schema, handy but pretty dirty. So instead of that i knocked up a quick ruby script to generate a simple schema file, which is probably a good start if you need a more interesting layout, at least you dont have to write it all by hand.
It was also a good excuse to actually write some ruby code rather than just read about it. So here it is ‘my first ruby program’
enhancements and modifications are welcome.