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From Justin Mclean <jus...@classsoftware.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Flex SDK 4.14.0 RC1
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:30:56 GMT

(sending to correct list this time)

Sorry -1 binding due to LICENSE/NOTICE issues,  locale issue and the RSL issue

I checked (on OSX):
- md5 and signatures correct
- LICENSE and NOTICE have issues ( see below)
- No unexpected binaries in source 
- All source files have Apache headers
- Can compile from source
- Can create a usable SDK
- Simple desktop, mobile and browser apps work
- Simple desktop RSL app fails to work with error:
Error #2032: Stream Error. URL: file:///Users/justinmclean/Documents/Adobe Flash Builder 4.6/SimpleRSLTest/bin-debug/textLayout_20150121.swf
Looks like the file is question is named "textLayout_4.14.0.20150121.swf" not the expected

I'm yet to test any of the new mobile skins, flat theme or new component.

The source LICENSE file is missing a few things I think:

Noticed this (and variations of):
This is SVG, a language for describing two-dimensional graphics in XML.
    Copyright 2001, 2002 W3C (MIT, INRIA, Keio), All Rights Reserved.

In these files:

And this "Copyright (c) 1999 World Wide Web Consortium" in:

We have batik mentioned in NOTICE but I'm not sure that's correct (unless license headers
were also changed). Shouldn't we have the license pointers in LICENSE instead as W3C licenses
are permissive license? [1] The W3C software and document licenses [2][3] don't require any
thing added to NOTICE as far as I can tell (not 100% sure) but do require a copy and/or link
to their LICENSE which we are not doing in the source package.

Other stuff:
- During the build it prompts for OSMF which it doesn't need to.
- " ant -f installer.xml" doesn't respect locale and forces en_US
- The REAMDE section on dependancies needs a little fixing
- Missing CONTRIBUTORS file
- Suggest LICENSE.base, LICENSE.bin, NOTICE.asc, NOTICE.base, NOTICE.bin either be moved out
of the base directory so there or not included in the source release no confusion re which
license actually applies
- Missing windows version of adl and adt from bin directory this means the SDK is not portable.
This may be an issue to some people as discussed previously on the list.
- Utils display wrong copyright year eg compc displays "Copyright 2014 The Apache Software


1 http://www.apache.org/dev/licensing-howto.html#permissive-deps
2. http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-software-20021231
3. http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-documents-20021231.html
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