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Subject svn commit: r1423424 - in /incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex: index.mdtext news.mdtext
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:03:06 GMT
Author: quetwo
Date: Tue Dec 18 13:03:06 2012
New Revision: 1423424

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1423424&view=rev
Log:
Updating website with November news articles

Modified:
    incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext
    incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/news.mdtext

Modified: incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext?rev=1423424&r1=1423423&r2=1423424&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext (original)
+++ incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext Tue Dec 18 13:03:06 2012
@@ -11,21 +11,34 @@ is now driven by the community instead o
 have important bugs fixed or new features added by contributing the
 code themselves.
 
-## Latest Apache Flex® News (October 2012):
+## Latest Apache Flex® News (November 2012):
 
 ### Apache Flex Work:
 
-- Lots of bug fixes are being committed. 40 bugs were submitted by the community, and 25
were fixed by both the community and Apache Flex committers. Most of the other tasks are longer-term
“issues” that will take some time.
-- Continuing work on the new compiler. Expect to see more shortly as everybody gets their
heads around the new Falcon compiler.
-- LOTS of additional tests have been written for Mustella, our testing suite. To run a full
test suite it takes HOURS. More tests are coming all the time to help us make sure we don’t
break your existing apps as we move the platform forward.
-- The Apache Flex SDK installer was approved. This allows you to have a one-click (plus a
few other clicks to accept the license agreements) install of the current SDK, in a format
that you can use with your favorite IDE (including Adobe Flash Builder and JetBrain’s
IntelliJ). More about that below.
-- The Apache Flex 4.9.0 SDK is in the works and progressing nicely. You can check out the
“in development” version on our [dev branch][4].
-
+- The Apache Flex Incubator PPMC (the committers), voted on a resolution for graduation.
This will put us on the next Apache board meeting so we can graduate to be a TLP.
+- LOTS of work has been put into “mavenizing” the SDK. This will allow you to use
the Maven tooling chain to build your projects with the SDK. If you use Maven, this is a big
deal, and you should see this in the project very soon.
+- The Falcon-JS project was donated from Adobe to Apache. This is a compiler built on the
Falcon compiler they donated to us earlier, but outputs JavaScript/HTML5 instead of a SWF
that is used in the Flash Player. There is still a lot of work to do before it is ready for
prime-time, but it can compile very simple projects already. More information about this below.
+- Apache Flex 4.9.0 is being readied for release and will be available in the coming weeks.
We’ve taken all the community patches from the last few months, mixed them in with a
few enhancements and made a great update. Some of the biggest highlights include:
+  - New localizations for Australian, British, Canadian, Greek, Switzerland (German) and
Portuguese
+  - The SDK natively supports the Flash Player versions 10.2 through 11.5. Previous versions
were locked to a single version.
+  - Better support for Vectors, including new VectorList and VectorCollection classes.
+  - Inclusion of the new PostalCodeFormatter and PostalCodeValidator components for more
consistent internationalization.
+  - The TLF (Text Frame Framework) was updated to version 3.0.33, and is now baked in the
SDK. No need to download it separately.
+  - Support for Java 7 for compiling the SDK.
+  - The “Mustella” testing framework has been improved and many tests have been
updated.
+  - Lots of bug fixes, and other small enhancements.
+- A number of new components have been donated to the project by Bogdan. Some of these include
Spark versions of Alert, ColorPicker, HDividerGroup, VDividerGroup, Menu, MenuBar, and ProgressBar.
They probably won’t make it into 4.9.0, but watch for them in an upcoming release.
+- There have been some additional discussions about moving the project’s source control
from SVN to GIT. We will be moving to GIT, but we are still waiting for Apache’s IT group
to get their ducks in a row. We should hopefully see some more on that in the coming months.
 
 ### Community Work:
 
-- Apache Flex, in addition to many other topics were talked about at 360|MIN in Las Vegas.
A few of our committers attended. You can grab the videos from this conference (along with
other 360 Conference videos) at [the 360|MIN website][5]
-- Justin Mclean and Bertrand Delacretaz made the long trip to Europe to represent Apache
Flex at ApacheCon Europe. Justin did a great presentation on what Apache Flex is, and where
it fits into the Apache model.
+- Jeffry Houser has a KickStarter project he started to help him donate some autocomplete
components to the project. You could get an Apache Flex T-Shirt if you donate :) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reboog711/help-me-build-an-autocomplete-for-apache-flex?ref=live
+- Granite Data Services was updated to 3.0.0.M1. Granite is an alternative to BlazeDS (and
LiveCycle DS) and much more. This version introduces changes that make it compatible with
Apache Flex 4.8.0 and beyond. You can find out more here : http://granitedataservices.com/blog/2012/11/26/granite-data-services-3-0-0-m1-is-out/
+- Flash4j was released. If you do any work combining Flex and Java, this worth a look : http://emitrom.com/flash4j
+- Adobe Flash Builder 4.7.0 was released. If you had a serial number for Adobe Flash Builder
4.6.0 or 4.5.0, you can get a free upgrade at : http://www.adobe.com/go/fb47_serialkey/. This
version introduces compatibility with Apache Flex 4.8.0, and updates a whole lot of other
things. Watch out if you use the Design View, however, as that was removed! http://www.adobe.com/products/flash-builder.html
+- Adobe AIR 3.5 was released. If you are using Flex to target Android and iOS, make sure
to check it out. http://www.adobe.com/products/air.html (Betas of AIR 3.6 will be posted to
Adobe Labs as they are produced if you want to stay on the bleeding edge).
+- Adobe made a lot of announcements in regards to their new gaming initiative. While most
of them don’t really have a whole lot to do with Flex, one really cool tool that was
released is called Adobe Scout (formerly the Adobe Monocle project). This is an updated Flash
Player profiler that gives you a much better insight as to what is happening in your project.
It is tied to a Creative Cloud Membership, but it is currently available in the free tier.
http://gaming.adobe.com/technologies/scout/
+- JetBrains released an updated version of IntelliJ, bringing in additional support for mobile
workflows and deployment. IntelliJ IDEA 12.0 has excellent support for ActionScript and Flex.
http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
 
 ### Want to know more about all these items and more?  Check out our (very active) flex-dev
mailing list!
 

Modified: incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/news.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/news.mdtext?rev=1423424&r1=1423423&r2=1423424&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/news.mdtext (original)
+++ incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/news.mdtext Tue Dec 18 13:03:06 2012
@@ -16,6 +16,35 @@ Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Softwa
            specific language governing permissions and limitations
            under the License.
 
+###*November 2012:*
+
+#### Apache Flex Work:
+
+- The Apache Flex Incubator PPMC (the committers), voted on a resolution for graduation.
This will put us on the next Apache board meeting so we can graduate to be a TLP.
+- LOTS of work has been put into “mavenizing” the SDK. This will allow you to use
the Maven tooling chain to build your projects with the SDK. If you use Maven, this is a big
deal, and you should see this in the project very soon.
+- The Falcon-JS project was donated from Adobe to Apache. This is a compiler built on the
Falcon compiler they donated to us earlier, but outputs JavaScript/HTML5 instead of a SWF
that is used in the Flash Player. There is still a lot of work to do before it is ready for
prime-time, but it can compile very simple projects already. More information about this below.
+- Apache Flex 4.9.0 is being readied for release and will be available in the coming weeks.
We’ve taken all the community patches from the last few months, mixed them in with a
few enhancements and made a great update. Some of the biggest highlights include:
+- New localizations for Australian, British, Canadian, Greek, Switzerland (German) and Portuguese
+- The SDK natively supports the Flash Player versions 10.2 through 11.5. Previous versions
were locked to a single version.
+- Better support for Vectors, including new VectorList and VectorCollection classes.
+- Inclusion of the new PostalCodeFormatter and PostalCodeValidator components for more consistent
internationalization.
+- The TLF (Text Frame Framework) was updated to version 3.0.33, and is now baked in the SDK.
No need to download it separately.
+- Support for Java 7 for compiling the SDK.
+- The “Mustella” testing framework has been improved and many tests have been updated.
+- Lots of bug fixes, and other small enhancements.
+- A number of new components have been donated to the project by Bogdan. Some of these include
Spark versions of Alert, ColorPicker, HDividerGroup, VDividerGroup, Menu, MenuBar, and ProgressBar.
They probably won’t make it into 4.9.0, but watch for them in an upcoming release.
+- There have been some additional discussions about moving the project’s source control
from SVN to GIT. We will be moving to GIT, but we are still waiting for Apache’s IT group
to get their ducks in a row. We should hopefully see some more on that in the coming months.
+
+#### Community Work:
+
+- Jeffry Houser has a KickStarter project he started to help him donate some autocomplete
components to the project. You could get an Apache Flex T-Shirt if you donate :) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/reboog711/help-me-build-an-autocomplete-for-apache-flex?ref=live
+- Granite Data Services was updated to 3.0.0.M1. Granite is an alternative to BlazeDS (and
LiveCycle DS) and much more. This version introduces changes that make it compatible with
Apache Flex 4.8.0 and beyond. You can find out more here : http://granitedataservices.com/blog/2012/11/26/granite-data-services-3-0-0-m1-is-out/
+- Flash4j was released. If you do any work combining Flex and Java, this worth a look : http://emitrom.com/flash4j
+- Adobe Flash Builder 4.7.0 was released. If you had a serial number for Adobe Flash Builder
4.6.0 or 4.5.0, you can get a free upgrade at : http://www.adobe.com/go/fb47_serialkey/. This
version introduces compatibility with Apache Flex 4.8.0, and updates a whole lot of other
things. Watch out if you use the Design View, however, as that was removed! http://www.adobe.com/products/flash-builder.html
+- Adobe AIR 3.5 was released. If you are using Flex to target Android and iOS, make sure
to check it out. http://www.adobe.com/products/air.html (Betas of AIR 3.6 will be posted to
Adobe Labs as they are produced if you want to stay on the bleeding edge).
+- Adobe made a lot of announcements in regards to their new gaming initiative. While most
of them don’t really have a whole lot to do with Flex, one really cool tool that was
released is called Adobe Scout (formerly the Adobe Monocle project). This is an updated Flash
Player profiler that gives you a much better insight as to what is happening in your project.
It is tied to a Creative Cloud Membership, but it is currently available in the free tier.
http://gaming.adobe.com/technologies/scout/
+- JetBrains released an updated version of IntelliJ, bringing in additional support for mobile
workflows and deployment. IntelliJ IDEA 12.0 has excellent support for ActionScript and Flex.
http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/
+
 ###*October 2012:*
 
 ####Apache Highlights:



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