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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Apache FlexJS 0.6.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX 0.6.0 Released
Date Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:21:53 GMT
Feel free to mention npm in the announcement.

Sent from my LG G3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

------ Original message------

From: OmPrakash Muppirala

Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2016 11:42 AM

To: dev@flex.apache.org;

Subject:Re: [DRAFT] Apache FlexJS 0.6.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX 0.6.0 Released

I'm planning to push out the npm package for flexjs 0.6 today.  Can we
announce them together?

On Apr 6, 2016 8:24 AM, "Alex Harui" <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> Below is a draft of the FlexJS and FalconJX announcements.  Please check
> for errors, and add other new features you want mentioned.
> Thanks,
> -Alex
> -----------
> The Apache Flex community is pleased to announce the release of Apache
> FlexJS SDK 0.6.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX Compiler 0.6.0.
> 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 fourth release of FlexJS and FalconJX.  It is ‘beta'
> quality.  In this release, all JS used to implement framework
> functionality is actually written in AS and cross-compiled, which helps
> show that there is developer productivity improvements using higher-level
> languages.  In addition, the there is a new Storage.swc for working with
> the persistent storage and a Reflection.swc for basic reflection
> functionality.
> In addition, there is a new tool called asnodec (in js/bin).  It causes
> the compiler to output an index.js that can be run with Node.js.
> 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:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX/
> 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:
> http://flex.apache.org/download-flexjs.html
> 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:
> http://flex.apache.org/installer.html
> Choose Apache FlexJS 0.6.0 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, FlashDevelop as well.  Moonshine is also working on
> FlexJS support.
> See the README or the FlexJS wiki for more information.  The FlexJS
> section of the wiki is at the following
> url:
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLEX/FlexJS
> For more information on Apache Flex, visit the project home page:
> 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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