Installing Flash Builder on Mac OS Sierra


Installing Flash Builder Pro 4.7 on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4

Here are a few notes about installing Flash Builder Pro on OSX. Adobe Flash Builder 4.7 software is a development environment for building games and applications using the ActionScript language and the open source Flex framework. Using Flash Builder can help you get up to speed with the latest from Adobe and Flex, however it does cost money. There are alternatives if you want to use Flex without paying for the flash builder license. If the license is an issue look at the open source Flex SDK.

  • Install the Creative Cloud desktop app  which requires you to make Adobe Creative Cloud account.
  • Install Flash Builder Pro from the create cloud app.
  • Install Java 6 for OSX
  • Create a script to run flash builder with java 6. Open the file /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.7/runs.sh and enter these contents:
/MacOS/Adobe\ Flash\ Builder\ 4.7 -vm /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6/Home
  • Make the script executable: chmod +x /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder 4.7/runs.sh

You can now launch Flash Builder Pro via the run.sh script. 🙂