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From OmPrakash Muppirala <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DRAFT] Apache FlexJS 0.7.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX 0.7.0 Released
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2016 21:31:35 GMT
On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 1:53 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> Please comment on the draft below.  We need Om or someone to publish the
> npm module.
>

On it.

Thanks,
Om


>
> -----------
>
> The Apache Flex community is pleased to announce the release of Apache
> FlexJS SDK 0.7.0 and Apache Flex FalconJX Compiler 0.7.0.
>
> 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 fifth release of FlexJS and FalconJX.  It is ‘beta'
> quality.  In this release, all of the compiler JARs and framework SWCs are
> also available as Maven artifacts making it the first version of any Flex
> SDK to support Maven.  Maven can even be used to build the sources and
> examples.  See the various pom.xml files included in the artifacts.
>
> In addition, the JS output also includes source maps so you can see your
> ActionScript source in the browser debugger.  Also, there is more support
> for using ActionScript to create NodeJS modules, and you can now use a
> subset of E4X in your cross-compiled applications.  See the RELEASE_NOTES
> files in the artifacts for more information.
>
> 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 0.7.0 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.
>
> Apache FlexJS 0.7.0 is also available as a npm package. On a system with
> npm installed, users can easily install FlexJS with the command: "npm
> install flexjs -g".
>
> 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
>
> Please try FlexJS and become involved in shaping the future of Flex.
>
> The Apache Flex Community
>
>
>
>

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