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From Alan Klement ...@powerflasher.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Design View in FlashBuilder
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2012 19:01:17 GMT
Consider this an informal introduction ;)

I'm Product Manager for FDT and I have been keeping an eye on the list
and even had some communication with the Spoon team. I can say that we
are interested in working with Apache Flex when it comes to tooling
support. That is really another conversation for another time;
however, I want to speak to this topic, the Flex Design View ,

We have been working on the 5.1 release of FDT. A flagship feature of
this release will be our SWFBridge plugin architecture. When designing
this feature, a use case I had was to allow anyone to create their own
Design View.

To enable this, we have exposed most of FDT's internals. You get
everything from workspace / file management, editors, UI and even the
model (AST) of any project. Best of all, this is geared toward
Flash/Flex developers. You don't write your plugins in Java
(EclipseRCP), but in Actionscript & Flex.

To give an idea of the power of this, you could build almost every
feature of FDT (and more) with this plugin architecture.

I would love to provide support to whomever is interested in building
such plugins (e.g. Design View). I have already begun setting up a
Google Group and git repositories to specifically work with plugin

If you are interested in getting involved, please respond. Depending
on the interest (and rules of the list), we can see if discussions
take place here, directly with me or via the Google Group I already
set up.


On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Michael A. Labriola
<labriola@digitalprimates.net> wrote:
> We may want to consider a design tool eventually that is written differently. However,
the current one will not work in the current form for any modifications we make. Why they
would or would not donate it is not something I can address, but wanted to give you some sense
of the reality of the tool


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