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From OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Marketing] - publicity for the new Apache Flex v 4.10
Date Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:17:16 GMT
Bump...

We could use more participation from developers/users in this thread.  This
will be very useful when we write our marketing/PR material.

Thanks,
Om

On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM, FRANKLIN GARZON <fgarzonhz@hotmail.com>wrote:

> Great apache community, you are doing good job, we are waiting the
> release, we want to delivery our last APP for IOs, Android and BB10 using
> Air 3.8 and SDK 4.10, the job was great we discover some new disciplines
> for mobile, for push notifications (we did own PN server in c#),
> performance, in one word, Flex is very quickly development tool, we extend
> our app with ANEs for that 3 platforms.
> Also we are using AWAY3D for new enterprise project, we are excited with
> the new experimental projects like sockets between C# and Flex also for
> some performance key.
> If we will found any bug we will let you know for impove the platform.
>
>
> Franklin Garzón
>
> Regional Development Manager
>
> MCITP  Microsoft SQLServer
>
>
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>
> 094496862
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>
>
> > From: bigosmallm@gmail.com
> > Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:08:46 -0700
> > Subject: Re: [Marketing] - publicity for the new Apache Flex v 4.10
> > To: dev@flex.apache.org
> >
> > Scott,
> >
> > Thanks for jumping into this right away!  I will try my best to answer a
> > couple of questions:
> >
> > *1.  What business problems can a business manager solve with v 4.10 that
> > weren't possible to solve with v 4.9.1?*
> > - 480 dpi mobile resolution/skin support means that Flex SDK users can
> now
> > target high resolution devices such as iOS Retina, etc.
> > - The new spark components ensure that SDK users can build
> functionalities
> > quickly and in a more performant way.  The need for handling these
> > components in two different architecture styles (mx vs. spark) will be
> > eliminated.
> > - Improved support for older Flash Player versions.  Enterprise
> > environments have more stringent requirement in terms of upgrading Flash
> > Player versions.  Now, because of our improved backwards compatibility,
> > those customers can safely upgrade to the latest version of the Flex SDK
> > without having to force a Flash Player upgrade on their end users.
> > - Support for latest versions of Flash Player and AIR runtimes.  At the
> > same time, we have made it easier for developers wanting to take
> advantage
> > of the latest advances in the Flash runtimes by letting them chose the
> > versions during installation.  The Apache Flex SDK Installer now allows
> > developers to select various combinations of the Flex SDK, Flash Player
> and
> > AIR runtimes.  All the settings and configurations are taken care of
> during
> > the installation, so the developer can just start coding!
> >
> >
> > *2.    It might also be helpful if anyone knows general demographic
> > information about the Apache Flex Developer ecosystem. How many people
> > remain active (commenting / contributing) on this Apache Flex Dev mailing
> > list? What countries have at least one developer who contributed to a bug
> > fix or code enhancement to this v 4.10? Anyone have an idea of how to
> > estimate the number of worldwide Flex SDK users continue using Flex to
> > build powerful enterprise applications?*
> > - We have a publicly available statistics page [1] that gives a snapshot
> of
> > the various metrics in terms of our website usage, Flex SDK downloads.
> > Some significant numbers: almost a half a million pageviews in the past 6
> > months, close to 9000 downloads of the the Flex SDK in the past 3 months
> > (i.e. since April), around 130K unique visitors to the website, etc.  In
> > addition to that, there is also a breakdown of the website visitors by
> > country on the stats page.
> > Also, here is a breakdown per committer breakdown of the contributions to
> > the Flex SDK.  Keep in mind that this does not show the original
> > contributor, but only the person who committed code into the repo.
> >
> > I am hoping that others can chip in and answer your other questions as
> > well.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Om
> >
> > [1] http://www.seethestats.com/site/flex.apache.org
> > [2] https://github.com/apache/flex-sdk/contributors
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM, Scott Guthmann <scott@on3solutions.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > > I would like to coordinate writing a press release to announce the
> arrival
> > > of Apache Flex 4.10, assuming it is ready for release. IMO, our
> project’s
> > > release notes [1] are very impressive. But, I’m not a developer & I do
> need
> > > some help generating the content and giving context to highlights in
> the
> > > RELEASE_NOTES that describes a difference or improvement from former
> > > versions.
> > >
> > > Is anyone able to tell me how each of these bug fixes, additions, and
> > > improvements made the new v 4.10 a better SDK for businesses to use?
> > >
> > > •       What business problems can a business manager solve with v 4.10
> > > that weren't possible to solve with v 4.9.1?
> > >
> > > •       Are you able to point to a company who needs the features &
> fixes
> > > that v 4.10 provides?
> > >
> > > •       Who can give a testimonial about the improvements this version
> > > will make for their business? Saves money? Makes money? Saves time?
> Makes
> > > the firm more competitive in the marketplace?
> > >
> > > •       Do any of the new enhancements in v 4.10 enable Flex SDK users
> to
> > > do something more easily or quickly for SDK users than those who choose
> > > other frameworks to develop custom software?
> > >
> > > •       Does anyone know if ecosystem partners [2] for previous
> versions
> > > of Flex plan to support Apache Flex v 4.10?
> > >
> > > •       It might also be helpful if anyone knows general demographic
> > > information about the Apache Flex Developer ecosystem. How many people
> > > remain active (commenting / contributing) on this Apache Flex Dev
> mailing
> > > list? What countries have at least one developer who contributed to a
> bug
> > > fix or code enhancement to this v 4.10? Anyone have an idea of how to
> > > estimate the number of worldwide Flex SDK users continue using Flex to
> > > build powerful enterprise applications?
> > >
> > > Here is a link to the previous press release we did earlier this year
> [3].
> > >
> > > [1] https://github.com/apache/flex-sdk/blob/develop/RELEASE_NOTES
> > > [2] http://www.spoon.as/ecosystem/
> > > [3]
> > >
> https://blogs.apache.org/foundation/entry/the_apache_software_foundation_announces39
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>

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