Adobe AIR Feature Request - Feedback wanted

I have recently submitted a feature request to the fine folks in the Adobe AIR team. Below is the entry, what do you think? I know some of you may have concerns about security, I would like to use this entry as a soundboard of pros and cons for something like this. Thanks

First a bit of history. At first I thought it would be cool to be able to package a dll file along with my AIR app and be able to have AIR register that file locally (given that user has been warned and prompted properly) and then be able to call on that dll from my application. However dll would only be supported on apps running on Windows platform, so instead why not use jar files instead so that at least multiple platforms could take advantage of a given functionality.

Here's the request:

Brief title for your desired feature:
JAR Integration and Packaging

How would you like the feature to work?
Ability to package jar files and be able to interact with them on the client (given that user has been warned and prompted properly) from my AIR application. This would give AIR the ability to interact with libraries that already do some of the much requested features like USB/Serial port communications. Given that any platform running jvm can take advantage of this feature, it makes more sense to use jar then dlls.

Why is this feature important to you?
Ability in application to interact with bar code scanners, cash drawers, print certain documents to specific printers like parking permits and invoices in stock paper.

Capital Area Flex User's Group April Meeting Reminder

Just a quick meeting reminder that the Capital Area Flex User's Group is meeting this Wednesday night at 6:30pm at AboutWeb.

We have another amazing meeting lined up for you tomorrow night. To start off the night we'll have Ashish Jaiman from Microsoft present on Silverlight. This should be an opportunity to see where Microsoft stands with it's competing product and perhaps inspire some friendly rivalry.

After a break for food and drinks, Kelly Brown will be presenting on BlazeDS, an open source Flex/Air server initiative from Adobe.

Please arrive by 6:30pm at our Rockville office as presentations will begin promptly at 7:00pm. For directions and more information visit www.dc-flex.org.

As always, we will be broadcasting the event live on Adobe Connect. To follow the event online (sorry no e-food though!) go to http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/capfug0408/.

Capital Area Flex User's Group Meeting Reminder

Just a quick meeting reminder that the Capital Area Flex User's Group is meeting tonight at 6:00pm to celebrate the much anticipated launch of Adobe Flex 3.0 and AIR 1.0!

Adobe's RIA technologies enable you to rapidly build and deploy the most engaging applications across browsers and on the desktop. The DC Flex Usergroup is hosting a special live event to share exciting new information on Adobe's platform tools and technologies for building RIAs. You'll see an exclusive user group video presentation by Adobe Chief Software Architect, Kevin Lynch, hear some important product news, plus get your hands on some exclusive schwag and other giveaways. Be part of the fun and excitement and join the rest of the Adobe developer community by participating in this very special event

As always, we will be broadcasting the event live on Adobe Connect. To follow the event online (sorry no e-food though!) go to http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/capfug0308/.

Flex Camp Washington, DC 2008

Just want to pass on the word that tomorrow AboutWeb LLC and Adobe Systems will be hosting the Flex Camp Washington, DC 2008. This is one-day gathering with Adobe Flex experts covering everything you need to know about the power of Flex, the upcoming release of Flex 3, and a bit about the much anticipated Adobe Air.

Since we have already surpassed the registration capacity, we are going to be broadcasting the entire event live on Adobe Connect from 9:30am to 12:00pm and then after lunch break from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (All times are Eastern Standard Time).

To view the event go to http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/dcflexcamp08/, choose the "Enter as a Guest" option and click "Enter Room" after entering your name. We look forward to seeing you online!

Capital Area Flex User's Group Reminder

Just a quick reminder that we are holding the postponed Capital Area Flex User's Group(CAPFug) meeting from last week tonight, Wednesday, December 12th, onsite and broadcasting live via Adobe Connect!

Theo Rushin will be talking about "Working with the SQL Lite Database in Flex on AIR" and Samer Sadek, AboutWeb Software Architect, will present on "Using ColdFusion with AIR".

The first presentation will start at 6:30pm here at the AboutWeb Office and as always, free pizza, sodas and snacks are provided during the social break between sessions.

For live broadcast: http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/capfug1207

Capital Area Flex User's Group(CAPFug)
AboutWeb Office
6177 Executive Blvd
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 468-9246

Capital Area Flex User's Group Reminder - Postponed Due to Inclement Weather.

Due to inclement weather in the Washigton, DC Area this meeting has been postponed to next week. I'll be posting an update soon.

Just a quick note that tomorrow evening, Wednesday, December 4th, the Capital Area Flex User's Group(CAPFug) will be meeting onsite and broadcasting live via Adobe Connect!

Theo Rushin will be talking about "Working with the SQL Lite Database in Flex on AIR" and Samer Sadek, AboutWeb Software Architect, will present on "Using ColdFusion with AIR".

The first presentation will start at 6:30pm here at the AboutWeb Office and as always, free pizza, sodas and snacks are provided during the social break between sessions.

For live broadcast: http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/capfug1207

Capital Area Flex User's Group(CAPFug)
AboutWeb Office
6177 Executive Blvd
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 468-9246

Capital Area Flex User Group - November 07 Recorded Session

As mentioned previously we have started to broadcast live and record the Capital Area Flex User Group meetings. Last night we had a great turnout and special thanks to Danny Dura and Christian Cantrell for coming out and presenting.

Here are the recorded sessions:

Danny Dura, Adobe Evangelist
Adobe AIR Overview
http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/p26954584/

Christian Cantrell, AIR Product Manager
Deconstructing AIR Applications
http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/p41045993/

Capital Area Flex User's Group - Now Broadcasting Live!

Just want to quickly mention that tonight's CAPFug meeting will be the first of many that will be broadcast live using Adobe Connect.

Tonight's meeting with our special guest speakers from Adobe can be seen here:

http://adobechats.adobe.acrobat.com/capfug1107

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