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From Peter HO <pe...@piterchu.info>
Subject Re: Adobe might think of open-sourcing the Design View if there is sufficient interest
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:27:46 GMT
I add my vote to this thread. Even if most of us "experienced flexers"
don't use it very often, design view is useful for beginners and for mobile
application layouting.

+1 for me


On 22 February 2012 11:17, Jason Batten <info@jasonbatten.com> wrote:

> Another +1, it's good for quick wireframes and getting started
> On 22/02/2012 6:14 PM, Bruce Lane wrote:
>> Right, Design View is very important to learn the Flex components
>> behaviours.
>> +1
>> Bruce Lane
>> On 22 February 2012 11:11, Avinash Narayanan<avinashapr9@gmail.**com<avinashapr9@gmail.com>>
>>  wrote:
>>> I completely agree. I personally loved the design view alot especially
>>> when
>>> I first started out since I had no idea what flex was all about. Its also
>>> brilliant for understanding the various containers, components etc from a
>>> learning perspective. definitely a +1 from my side.
>>> Thanks
>>> Avinash Y
>>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Dimitri k.<koro@noos.fr>  wrote:
>>>  After the discussion on the ML about the Design View, I thought it would
>>>> be a good idea to ask Deepa at the Flex Paris meeting if Adobe could
>>>> consider to open-source it after the removal from next version of Flash
>>>> Builder.
>>>> Frédéric Thomas, also on the ML, was quicker than me and ask Deepa about
>>>> that.
>>>> She said that Adobe hasn't thought about it because they didn't believe
>>>> we
>>>> were interested, but she was thinking it could be a good idea.
>>>> In fact, the Design View is a Flex app, so the community can easily
>>>> contribute to it, and legal scrubbing should not be such a drag.
>>>> She concluded that the best thing to make it happen would be to show
>>>> interrest for the open-sourcing of DV on this list.
>>>> I know that lots of people don't care about the Design View (I rarely
>>>> use
>>>> it myself), but here are 4 reasons I think it could be a good move for
>>>> Apache Flex:
>>>> - DV is a great tool to understand the MXML paradigm, particularly for
>>>> people coming for a Flash Pro background (timeline+stage), and its
>>>> removal
>>>> would increase the barrier of entry to Flex.
>>>> - I heard several times about devs for which the DV is central to their
>>>> Flex workflow. It's often the case for heavy form-based application,
>>>> where
>>>> standard Flex components are use exclusively and the Design View help
>>>> avoiding "design re-compilation".
>>>> In fact, I was told by an Adobe enterprise evangelist that he sold Flex
>>>> to
>>>> some big companies mainly because of the Design View and the ease they
>>>> see
>>>> in it to train their employees.
>>>> - DV can be really helpful when designing Mobile apps, because you can
>>>> test quickly your design with different resolutions and orientations
>>>> - If we have access to the Design View code, maybe we could improve it
>>>> in
>>>> a way that even current Design View haters would use it ;)
>>>> Dimitri K.

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