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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: RSLs and signing
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2013 04:33:05 GMT

On 2/10/13 8:36 AM, "Harbs" <gavharbs@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Feb 10, 2013, at 6:30 PM, Alex Harui wrote:
>>> Like I said, there are palettes that can be loaded as modules. It might or
>>> might not help. The "image" is actually multiple objects rendered as Flex
>>> components. Text is a customized RichEditableText component. (That's being
>>> changed soon to a completely custom component due to limitations in
>>> RichEditableText and our rendering requirements.) Images are compound
>>> components with sub-elements, same goes for native objects.
>> The "image" took several seconds to show up for me, so I think you could
>> stick its widgets in a module, then it wouldn't delay the initial frame and
>> you could post a progress bar.  Or you could post a bitmap of the "image"
>> and bring in the live version later.
> That's something to think about. I'm not sure downloading a preview of the
> page is worthwhile. The biggest reason for the delay is usually downloading
> fonts. The number of fonts downloaded before the page is rendered depends
> heavily on the individual documents. I have plans on optimizing the font
> loading and at least giving some visual feedback of what's going onĊ  ;-)
If you can create a low res preview that loads in half a second (about 40K
for me), you could display it with a blur effect or something and even
change the blur as a progress indicator while everything else is being
downloaded.  It might even look like a progressive JPG or something like

Also, for repeat customers, you can store the preview in the local

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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