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From Omar Gonzalez <omarg.develo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: jira task to decide on Apache Flex version number needed
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:44:43 GMT
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Doug McCune <doug@dougmccune.com> wrote:

> >
> > If we include bug
> > fixes or new features then maybe not.
>
>
> One of the reasons for people being optimistic about the move to Apache is
> the opportunity for bugs that people couldn't get Adobe to fix to get
> fixed. To show progress and momentum I'd urge you all to try to fix some
> bugs and get releases out there that people can just drop in, so they'll
> say "Finally, bug XYZ is fixed, thank god this moved to Apache, I see the
> benefit...". If you force everyone to rewrite their apps using the new
> packages throughout you're going to lose those people from your cause.
>

This is why I think we should start with two version branches.

An Apache 4.7.0 branch would be our first release, and should be identical
(as close as the donated code allows) to the final Adobe Flex 4.6.0
release. In Apache Flex 4.7.0 we would make all those kinds of bug fixes of
things we've all wanted fix that Adobe always Deferred on.

An Apache 5.0.0 branch would let us hack into the SDK more freely. This is
where we would introduce new components, change the architecture, remove
version checks, etc etc and move with more freedom of legacy. This would
allow us to make decisions like do we want to drop all the Flex 3 and Flex
4 baggage and only support the new stuff in 5+, etc. I'm in favor of a 5
over an Apache Flex 1, even though we'd be free of legacy, just for the
sake of conveying the maturity and stability of the framework.

-omar

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