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Every so often Flex Builder 3 debug launches will start hanging. The message I see is "Launching: waiting for flash player to connect to debugger..." The numeric progress percentage slowly climbs--maybe 1% per second--but it eventually times out. The Debug view shows a single line: 'Fx app-name [Flex Application]' My impression is that onset of the problem is sometimes related to closing an app by closing the tab in the browser rather than using the Terminate (red square) button in the Debug view, but that's not a sure-fire way to produce it. The ONLY workaround I've found is to exit ...

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    Default Flex Builder debugger launches hang

    Every so often Flex Builder 3 debug launches will start hanging. The message I
    see is "Launching: waiting for flash player to connect to debugger..." The
    numeric progress percentage slowly climbs--maybe 1% per second--but it
    eventually times out. The Debug view shows a single line: 'Fx app-name [Flex
    Application]'

    My impression is that onset of the problem is sometimes related to closing an
    app by closing the tab in the browser rather than using the Terminate (red
    square) button in the Debug view, but that's not a sure-fire way to produce it.

    The ONLY workaround I've found is to exit Eclipse and restart but that takes a
    minute or so.

    Those Eclipse restarts are costing me maybe 15-30 minutes a day.
    :frown;

    Anybody else seen this?

    Here are the versions involved: Flex Builder 3 (build 3.0.194161) as a plug-in
    in Eclipse 3.3.2 (build id: M20080221-1800) on Windows XP.



    x77686d Guest

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    Default Re: Flex Builder debugger launches hang

    There are a number of issues in Flex Builder that can make life difficult, some
    of them related to FB some related to Eclipse. You may want to look into doing
    ANT builds if it is really costing you this much time a day. I generally have
    to restart FB once or twice a day, if not for errors, then to reduce the memory
    from 1.5GB or more. I don't really use ANT so maybe someone that does can give
    you the info on how debugging works in that scenario.

    slaingod Guest

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    Default Re: Flex Builder debugger launches hang

    Thanks for that note. There's plenty about Ant that I don't know but based on
    my limited knowledge of it I don't see how it would help, because my problem is
    not building the app, it's initiating debugging inside Eclipse.

    x77686d Guest

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    Default Re: Flex Builder debugger launches hang

    I found a workaround of sorts for the problem: don't terminate the applications!

    Previously, I would terminate the application using either the Terminate
    button in the Debug view or by closing the tab in the browser (Firefox). Now I
    just let them pile up in the browser and I rarely see this problem.

    In other words, I was having lots of trouble when doing
    Launch-Terminate-Launch-Terminate... but now I just Launch-Launch-Launch... and
    clean up once in a while.

    x77686d Guest

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