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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [OT] [FALCON] Falcon and IDE/FB integration
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:37:27 GMT
I think the main goal for Falcon is simply to get it to a level where it can
replace MXMLC/COMPC on the command-line.  Right now, no IDE vendor seems to
be asking us if they can integrate Falcon.

On 2/6/13 9:06 AM, "Cosma Colanicchia" <cosmacol@gmail.com> wrote:

> Actually, I see that FB currently supports:
> - the legacy MXMLC/COMPC (using Adobe Flex SDKs up to 4.6, and Apache Flex
> SDKs thanks to the installer)
> - the bundled ASC 2.0 for pure ActionScript projects (but it seems
> "hardcoded" in FB)
> As legacy MXMLC/COMPC in Apache Flex are put in "maintenance mode" and
> efforts are focused in advancing Falcon adding full MXML support, I
> thinking about how can we benefit from the new Falcon architecture in an
> IDE (shared AST for code assist and actual compilation, improved error
> detection while typing, faster build when changing a class from a library
> project used by another project, etc).
> Just thinking that, if these points are still considered among Falcon
> goals, and if FB will never properly adopt Falcon, at some point we may
> want to start preparing docs and info about Falcon hooks and APIs to build
> this fantastic and shiny new Falcon-enabled IDE :)
> 2013/2/6 Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com>
>> On 2/6/13 6:20 AM, "Nicholas Kwiatkowski" <nicholas@spoon.as> wrote:
>>> At this point, it only supports the legacy compiler (that was the only
>> one
>>> available to Adobe when Flash Builder was being developed.  In fact, the
>>> legacy mxml compiler is still the only production one we have available.
>>> Adobe has not committed to using the new compiler in future releases of
>>> Flash Builder.  They haven't committed to supporting anything past 4.6.0,
>>> but based on the trends they are making for this latest release I'm sure
>>> support will be there when we have it ready.
>> I wouldn't count on changes from FB.  I think it knows to look for and call
>> some jar to compile Flex projects.  When we switch to Falcon, we might have
>> to emulate that jar.
>> --
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.
>> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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