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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: GPU / DisplayList / Future of Flex
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:42:53 GMT

On 1/12/12 1:26 AM, "Arnoud Bos" <arnoud@artim-interactive.nl> wrote:

> So i tend to think that Adobe dropped flex for this reason too (there are of
> course more reasons, but this one is never outspoken).
> Performance might never come close to native as it's al based on the
> displaylist.
I doubt that was factor in anyone's mind.  Adobe did not "drop" Flex, Adobe
is donating it to Apache.
> So i wonder could the future version of Flex use a similar approach? I think
> if we can pull it of to render on the GPU it would be a massive performance
> gain. It would give Flex an extra egde.
> I know there are many people on this list with deeper understanding of the
> flash player so please enlighten me. Is such an approach even possible for
> Flex?
Such a thing is possible, although there may be issues around accessibility.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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