28 August 2010

Announcing as3-karaoke-player, my first open library

Today I’m very excited to announce my first open source library: as3-karaoke-player. It comes from a request to make a small karaoke website. The idea is that karaoke is a popular kind of entertainment in Vietnam so I thought I would make the core rendering engine open source so that everyone especially my fellow developers can make and/or enjoy karaoke online. (About the said karaoke site, of course I only charged the GUI customization and the Red5 recorder)

You can check out or download the source at Google Code site: http://code.google.com/p/as3-karaoke-player/. This library is licensed under Apache License 2.0.

Here's the sample player:

(The background photo is taken by me :P )

14 August 2010

How to run Flash CS5 on Ubuntu (with Wine)

Updated on 2011-05-24

Flash CS5 on Ubuntu 10.04

After a couple of days testing and examining, finally, I have managed to run Adobe Flash CS5 on my Ubuntu machine. As I say "run", I mean that I did not succeed installing the application but I had to copy the installed files from Windows. However, it is worth noting that this is the first Adobe Flash version that runs with workable quality since Macromedia Flash 8. The last 2 versions (CS3 & CS4) is known to be useless when trying to run with Wine.

No more wandering, let's me show you the how to first and then comments later.

12 August 2010

Dark color scheme for FDT & FlashDevelop

Here’s my (dark) color scheme for FDT 3.5:


To install, follow these steps:

  1. Save my eclipse preference file (.epf) to your computer. (Don’t worry, this preference file only contains color settings for FDT, your own settings will not be affected)
  2. In FDT/Eclipse go to File > Import… > expand General > select Preferences > click Next
  3. At “From preference file” box, browse to the preference file > Check “Import all” > click Finished and there you go.

If you want to know how to make these preference files, read this tutorial.

Besides, the black background of the editor is set at global setting. Therefore, other editors (.txt, .xml, .java…) must also be changed to dark theme or they are very difficult to read.