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    Is the JS Builder tool documented anywhere? All I've been able to find so far is a couple of readme files. It would be nice to have some examples, a getting started guide, and just some basic information about how the tool works. I must be overlooking something....

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    The same question with you

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    Thanks for the reply, but that's basically where I started. There's a lot of assumptions in those sources, and not enough foundational information to glean an understanding.
    The Getting Started guide alludes to the SDK Tools download (beta), which is described as a compressed file that needs to be extracted under htdocs/extjs under the Apache folders, but what I got was a Windows installer for version 1.2.3 that doesn't appear to generate any index.html file that can be found at http://localhost/extjs/index.html like the docs indicate.
    Furthermore, after installing the tools, I try to make sense of the command shown in the guide:

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    sencha create jsb -a index.html -p app.jsb3
    But this doesn't fit with my environment, as there is no static index.html file to refer to. I am working with a complex system that embeds ExtJS apps within various pages, and the apps are all built using the MVC architecture. I tried to run the command on a standalone sample app that I built, and I just get errors, like:
    Code:
    undefined:0 ReferenceError: Can't find variable: jQuery
    undefined:0 ReferenceError: Can't find variable: Ext
    undefined:0 ReferenceError: Can't find variable: Sjs
    [ERROR] Ext is not defined, please verify that the library is loaded properly on the application's page
    undefined:0 ReferenceError: Can't find variable: Ext
    There just isn't enough information available for me to determine what it's doing, what it's expecting, how to use it within my environment, and how I can manipulate it to work within my environment. And I need to figure it out real soon here, as we're approaching a December product release.

    P.S. It would be good to have a reference app to run the tools against so I could at least get a look at the resulting output (JSB3 files?) to give me a point of reference to understand what this tool does.

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    Wow, been away from ExtJS for a while and although all the changes look great, it's obvious that Sencha still suffers from a huge lack of appropriate documentation. If you are going to build an mammoth ext-all.js core file (over a meg now), knowing most newbie devs are just going to drop that file into their project and start developing, and then just "expect" they are going to find there way around the sparse documentation on JSBuilder to build the appropriately sized file for their project, you are sorely mistaken. Result...huge, fat-arse programs that won't hold a candle to your competitors in terms of speed and delivery times.

    Why is it so hard for Sencha to put together a comprehensive doc on using JSBuilder in Mac and Windows? Why do you insist on having everyone scour the web for the slightest of hints in order to use this product? It's really hard to believe the shortsightedness exhibited by Sencha on this topic...

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    Not really sure what you mean, the builder, along with a tutorial/explanation is in the getting started guide:

    http://docs.sencha.com/ext-js/4-0/#!...etting_started
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