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From Peter Ent <p...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Apache FlexJS 0.5.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX 0.5.0 Released
Date Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:41:36 GMT
The opening of the announcement states this is "the initial (alpha)
release", but a few paragraphs later says, "It is Œbeta¹ quality". I think
it is confusing to use both "alpha" and "beta". IMO, "alpha" is still fine
for this release.


On 11/16/15, 12:51 AM, "Alex Harui" <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

>Draft announcement.  Feedback please.  On my Monday I¹ll be updating the
>website links referenced from this announcement.
>The Apache Flex community is pleased to announce the initial (alpha)
>release of Apache FlexJS SDK 0.5.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX Compiler
>Apache Flex is a highly productive, open source application framework for
>building and maintaining expressive applications that deploy consistently
>on all major browsers, desktops and devices (including smartphones,
>tablets and tv).
>Apache FlexJS is a next-generation Flex SDK that enables developers to use
>MXML and ActionScript to not only create SWFs but also cross-compile the
>same MXML and ActionScript to HTML/JS/CSS so applications can run natively
>in browsers.  The cross-compiled code can also be used in Apache Cordova
>(Adobe PhoneGap) mobile applications.
>Apache Flex FalconJX is a next-generation MXML and ActionScript
>cross-compiler.  It extends the next-generation SWF compiler known as
>Falcon.  Both are contained in the release package and are used by the
>FlexJS package to compile SWFs or cross-compile to HTML/JS/CSS.
>This is the third release of FlexJS and FalconJX.  It is Œbeta'
>quality.  This release includes some new components, updated integration
>Apache Cordova, a few effect classes, drag and drop support, and an
>example that is a port of the old Flex ŒFlexStore' example.
>The purpose of this release is to gather feedback about the
>features and implementation strategies, and recruit new contributors as we
>grow these code bases into an SDK and tool chain that delivers the highest
>productivity developing applications that can run in the most places.
>These releases may not handle production needs.  Expect lots of bugs and
>missing features.  Please file bugs at:
>For questions about how to use FlexJS and FalconJX, send email to
>users@flex.apache.org.  Please try to prefix the subject with [FlexJS] or
>[FalconJX] so it is clear the questions refer to this release and not the
>Flex SDK and MXMLC compiler.
>For questions and feedback on the development of the source code in these
>release, send email to dev@flex.apache.org.  Again, please prefix the
>subject with [FlexJS] or [FalconJX].
>Apache FlexJS and Apache Flex FalconJX are available in source and binary
>form from the following download page:
>When downloading from a mirror site, please remember to verify the
>downloads using signatures or MD5 hashes.
>A simple way to try these releases is to use the
>InstallApacheFlex 3.1 or 3.2 application which is available at the
>following url:
>Choose Apache FlexJS 0.5.0 and it will create an Adobe Flash
>Builder-compatible SDK that uses the Falcon and FalconJX compilers to
>generate SWFs and HTML/JS/CSS output.  You can also use FDT as your IDE
>for developing FlexJS applications.  Some folks have been successful
>using IntelliJ as well.
>See the README or the FlexJS wiki for more information.  The FlexJS
>section of the wiki is at the following
>For more information on Apache Flex, visit the project home page:
>http://flex.apache.org <http://flex.apache.org/> <http://flex.apache.org/>
>Please try FlexJS and become involved in shaping the future of Flex.
>The Apache Flex Community

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