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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [FlexJS][Falcon] Some final moving around of stuff :-)
Date Sat, 09 Jul 2016 14:32:17 GMT


On 7/8/16, 2:04 PM, "Christofer Dutz" <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>
>ok in order to prepare the stage for a 0.7.0 release of Falcon and ASJS,
>I would like to propose some final moving around of things. I would like
>to move the "externs" to the ASJS project. For me the ASJS project is
>sort of a synonym for "framework"
>
>
>The reason for this is actually two:
>
>1. For me Falcon is the "compiler" and Externs are somewhat the output of
>the compiler. For me the externs are just part of the "framework" (After
>all they are located in the "framework" directory in the end)
>
>2. It makes the Build and hereby the Maven release process a lot easier
>as it could performed in one instead of two separate steps (first the
>compiler and then the externs)
>
>
>If we move the externs to the "framework" then we will be in the position
>to do a simple "mvn clean install" in the "compiler" to build the
>compiler and all that belongs to it and we could to a "mvn clean install"
>in the "framework" to build the SWCs and assemble a useable SDK.
>
>
>The reason for me investing a little more in this, is that in contrast to
>having a binary release in our repo, as soon as we do a Maven release,
>taking it back isn't possible anymore. So I'd like to have things clean
>and not push stuff that we know will have to change soon. Especially if
>these changes are easy to implement now.
>
>
>I am not really happy with the names of the artifacts in the compiler
>module, but I'd be happy for now if we could do this untangling of the
>"externs".
>
>
>What do the others think? Do you agree that the Externs should be moved
>to the "framework"?
>

I'd like to hear from a few others before we do this move.  I don't
remember if there is some "packaging" reason like the ability to some day
make a release just from flex-falcon that can create NativeJS apps.

The Externs aren't a perfect fit for flex-asjs since they mostly aren't
AS.  And the main set of externs comes packaged with the Google Closure
Compiler so that would mean the flex-asjs build would now also have to
bring down and/or unpack GCC.

I can go either way.
-Alex

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