Auto Updating Native AIR Applications

With the introduction of the Native Process API in AIR 2.0 we made it easier to package your AIR applications (as EXE, DMG, RPM, etc) so they can provide general application launching capabilities as well as communicate natively via the command line – which in turn allows access to 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 Piotr 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

Mike Jones


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