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From "David Arno" <da...@davidarno.org>
Subject RE: Early access to Falcon compiler
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:53:19 GMT
That sounds really promising Dimitri. The French guys to the rescue! :)

Having thought about it, I can see why Adobe do not want to donate the
compiler to Apache until it's ready. However, they could still provide
access to it as you describe before then. The simplest way seems to make use
of their existing infrastructure for such things. They could run an
open-invite pre-release programme like they do with the runtime and have
done with Flash Builder and the SDK in the past. What I think would be
really useful to us is if all four of your options were provided via such a
pre-release programme. Adobe could push regular update snapshots out that
let us experiment with the compiler, as well as letting as look at the code,
the APIs and any existing documentation as it develops. Also we would then
have a forum of feedback to Adobe.

As long as no non-disclosure agreement got in the way, we could drop plans
for an alternative compiler and start work on the MXML and JS stuff within
Falcon, whilst Adobe are still developing the core compiler. This would
better suite everyone I think.

So please do your best to persuade Thibault of this plan. Oh and whilst
talking to him, you might want to mention another thing. Months ago, he
promised me he'd sort out the fact that Adobe haven't published up to date
versions of the AVM2 and SWF specification documents. As mentioned in the
"Can Adobe kill Apache Flex" thread, this doesn't appear to have happened...


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