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From FORMER 03 | Robert Brendler <robert.brend...@former03.de>
Subject Re: Any news about FalconJS donation? (was: Financing the Design View AIR App (Was: Re: Design View AIR App))
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:21:25 GMT
I'd also like to drop some comment on this ...

I don't know how it is with you guys, but most of the projects I am 
getting nowadays are required to be cross platform ... or better said 
... "can you make it run on my iPad? do I really need another app for 
it, I already got like 3 million of them" ... Although I really enjoy 
working with Flex, I usually switch to html-js-css when it comes to the 
cross-platform or code-once topic, which is a step back in terms of 
comfort and speed for my development, but that is what the client wants 
and pays for. You should not blame Adobe for not continuing flex and 
catalyst but rather Mr. Jobs for declaring war on flash, and lets be 
honest thats a fact that we are facing a couple of years already, get 
over it. As a replacement I found jquery-ui to be not that bad. It gives 
you the "small subset" of flex and is available now, even with some ui 

On the other hand if there is a project that depends on the strengths of 
flash (effects, rendering, ...) or if I am in an enterprise project that 
only runs in an enclosed environment, where there is a company that can 
dictate their employees which tool to use, I go back to flex. But in 
these cases there is no need for a conversion to js, it probably 
wouldn't bring an advantage cause it won't run as fast or make any 
difference other than the used technology, correct me if I'm wrong. And 
in case they still want something to play for their ipads I do a little 
html web interface that talks to the same services, those kind of 
clients usually can afford it.

The only thing I could imagine that really needs both performant 
rendering and cross-platform compatibility are games ... but if you 
wanna walk down that path you are better off with C/C++ anyway.


On 05.10.2012 16:27, Alex Harui wrote:
> FalconJS is not under development.  A prototype was built several months
> ago, but no serious work has been done on it since.  I should be able to
> start on its legal review next week.
> On 10/5/12 7:06 AM, "filippo dipisa" <filippo@dipisa.net> wrote:
>> FOr what I understand falco js is still under development and there is just
>> one resource on it so don't hope on it.
>> Please correct me if I am wrong.
>> Here there is a good solution if you want  to use as to create js apps
>> http://www.jangaroo.net/home/
>> On 5 October 2012 14:53, sébastien Paturel <sebpatu.flex@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Following the HTML5 targetting discussion
>>> is there any news about the FalconJS donation, as we now have Falcon
>>> donated, it shoudl be next?
>>> Le 05/10/2012 15:46, Charles Monteiro a écrit :
>>>> I'm wondering if most in this group are more interested about targeting
>>>> html5 than air because it seems to me it would be hard to do both well.
>>>> I want to run on AIR.
>>>>    On Oct 5, 2012 9:38 AM, "sébastien Paturel" <sebpatu.flex@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>   I agree with others that you should abandone the idea that Adobe could
>>>>> get
>>>>> Catalyst back from the dead.
>>>>> They have been pretty clear about it, and the open sourcing is not an
>>>>> option because of code dependencies.
>>>>> Your only chance to see catalyst come back from Adobe, is to make Apache
>>>>> Flex te best framework for HTML5 runtime!
>>>>> Le 04/10/2012 00:48, Sebastian Mohr a écrit :
>>>>>   @christofer dutz ... thanks for sharing your thoughts. +1 from my side!
>>>>>> Flash Catalyst CS5.5 is a charm for interaction designers like me.
>>>>>> Sincerely Yours,
>>>>>> Sebastian Mohr
>>>>>> Apache Flex Developer (PPMC),
>>>>>> Interaction Designer & Musician
>>>>>> http://www.linkedin.com/in/****masuland<http://www.linkedin.com/in/**masul
>>>>>> and>
> <http://www.linkedin.**com/in/masuland<http://www.linkedin.com/in/masuland>>>>>
>>>>>> On Oct 3, 2012, at 7:21 PM, christofer.dutz@c-ware.de wrote:
>>>>>>    Well isn't it usually that way around?
>>>>>>> I create some general UI scetches using some tools like blamiq
>>>>>>> and deal with negoitating the functionallity with my customers.
>>>>>>> soon as
>>>>>>> the component works as desired I go "pimp my app" and give it
to a
>>>>>>> designer
>>>>>>> to have it pimped.
>>>>>>> Using Catalyst this was really easy (As soon as you had a desiger
>>>>>>> hand that was used to it and it's concepts). I was even able
to let the
>>>>>>> designer skin a running application deployed by me somewhere
on the
>>>>>>> web, so
>>>>>>> I didn't have give away the code of the application itself or
setup the
>>>>>>> environment at the designers office. This workflow was the major
>>>>>>> breakthrough for me and was one of the major things that made
me shift
>>>>>>> allmost entirely to the Flex road.
>>>>>>> It's a real pitty to have it dropped and wasted :-(
>>>>>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>>>>>> Von: Alex Harui [mailto:aharui@adobe.com]
>>>>>>> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 3. Oktober 2012 18:18
>>>>>>> An: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
>>>>>>> Betreff: Re: AW: Financing the Design View AIR App (Was: Re:
>>>>>>> View
>>>>>>> AIR App)
>>>>>>> On 10/3/12 7:38 AM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de" <
>>>>>>> christofer.dutz@c-ware.de>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>    Oh ... let me thow in a little more weight for the Catalyst
>>>>>>>> I invested quite some time in setting up a project structure
>>>>>>>> allowed me to concentrate on developing (Using an ugly but
>>>>>>>> developer Skin) and having professional Designers use Catalyst
to Skin
>>>>>>>> the application.
>>>>>>>> Unfortunately it seemed that the designers available on the
>>>>>>>> were all even less "finished" than the Catalyst project,
but as soon
>>>>>>>> as the designers got the hang of it, the results were pretty
>>>>>>>> sattisfying and I had what I was allways dreaming about:
Being able to
>>>>>>>> concentrate on the functionality and have a designer do all
the stuff
>>>>>>>> that sells the application (cool buttons, even greater effects
>>>>>>>> animated transitions, ...) :-)
>>>>>>>> I would be really happy if Adobe didn't entirely drop this
tool, and
>>>>>>>> if they did, If they would somehow open-source it.
>>>>>>>>    It is essentially "dropped".  See [1].   There are no
plans to
>>>>>>> opensource
>>>>>>> it.  It too had a lot of "baggage" that made it difficult to
>>>>>>>    For example, it really wasn't extensible as to what components
>>>>>>> could
>>>>>>> handle.
>>>>>>> The principle behind it (that you can take designer art and break
>>>>>>> down into components) is compelling, but I question whether it
>>>>>>> valid in a world of dynamic UI.
>>>>>>> It is also interesting to note that you used it in completely
>>>>>>> way than it was intended.  It was for a design-first-then-develop
>>>>>>> workflow
>>>>>>> and you did it the other way (which is what I do when I have
a choice
>>>>>>> as
>>>>>>> well).
>>>>>>> [1]
>>>>>>> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/****flex/whitepapers/roadmap.html<http://www.
>>>>>>> adobe.com/devnet/**flex/whitepapers/roadmap.html>
>>>>>>> <**http://www.adobe.com/devnet/**flex/whitepapers/roadmap.html<http://www
>>>>>>> .adobe.com/devnet/flex/whitepapers/roadmap.html>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Alex Harui
>>>>>>> Flex SDK Team
>>>>>>> Adobe Systems, Inc.
>>>>>>> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

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