With the introduction of the Native Process API in AIR 2.0 we made it easier to package your AIR applications (asÂ EXE, DMG, RPM, etc)Â so they canÂ provide general application launching capabilitiesÂ as well asÂ communicate natively via the command line – whichÂ in turn allows access toÂ ï»¿standard input (STDIN) and standard output (STDOUT) as well as standard errors (STDERR) from the native process you are working with.
That’s pretty awesome, however as you may or may not already be aware, when you create an AIR application that supports the Native Processes API you can’t use the built in updater to update your application. Fret not though, my fellow evangelist Piotrï»¿Â Walczyszyn has produced a library that allows you to update your native AIR applications. You can learn more about how to update a Native Process application in the video below.
If you want to try this out you can download the source code from Google Code