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From Eugene Diana <edi...@myersinfosys.com>
Subject RE: Adobe might think of open-sourcing the Design View if there is sufficient interest
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:38:07 GMT
+1 on keeping DV alive

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Batten [mailto:info@jasonbatten.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:18 AM
To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: Adobe might think of open-sourcing the Design View if there
is sufficient interest

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
> +1
> Bruce Lane
> On 22 February 2012 11:11, Avinash Narayanan<avinashapr9@gmail.com>
>> 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
>>> 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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