Tuesday, 29 January 2013

How to open 2 instances of Adobe Flash Builder 7 on Mac OSX

One of my clients creates a source code repository branch per feature being worked on, and sometimes the need comes up to have multiple instances of Adobe Flash Builder open, each on a different branch.

Childs play on other OS but in OSX if you double click on the Application icon it just brings your original instance to the front.  Terminal to the rescue!

Open Terminal and type (assuming you installed in the default location)

open -n /Applications/Adobe\ Flash\ Builder\ 4.7/Adobe\ Flash\ Builder\ 4.7.app/

(if you installed in non default, edit the above to suit your path, make sure to include the .app part).


With thanks to Doug Simon's blog post on running multiple versions of Eclipse