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From Scott Matheson <smathe...@intralinks.com>
Subject Re: Future of Flex technology
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:15:56 GMT
  I am only a user of flex, I have spent 3 years of my time building a app
for a charity, and we have 5-10 year life in the product, what I know,
flex works, it is simple, it works, the good chaps on this list are
investing a lot of there time to give flex a future, yes HTML/CSS/JS is
the elephant in the room, if / when we have quality cross-compiling we
will look back and think adobe giving flex to Apache was the best move ever

We just need to give this project time

Anyway that¹s my 2cents


On 2/28/13 8:52 AM, "Harbs" <gavharbs@gmail.com> wrote:

>You can compile MXML to AIR today. Who said anything about not supporting
>If you are talking about the Falcon Compiler (which is not required for
>compiling to AIR), the work for MXML compilation is currently being
>finished by Gordon Smith. That's near-term support. The HTML /JS support
>is a longer term goal. I've never seen any indication to cause your
>On Feb 28, 2013, at 10:05 AM, Terry Corbet wrote:
>> Why is it that you fail to see that each time you advertize your rush
>>to cross-compiling MXML to HTML/CSS/Javascript and never provide status
>>concerning the compilation of MXML to run in the AIR environment you are
>>causing the very anxiety that we all deal with?  You know that your
>>employer is going to stop shipping the old compiler in favor of the new
>>compiler. You know that the Gaming Guru will not let any resource be
>>devoted to having the new compiler successfully compile Flex, i.e. Spark
>>Components.  So, exactly where are we supposed to feel confident that
>>the Apache Flex project will let us maintain 'parity' [your favoirite
>>word] in regards to compiling our AIR MXML applications with the new
>>compiler?  I have every reason to believe that you will achieve your
>>objective, which is to have the Falcon work let you cross-compile to the
>>environment that you believe has future possibilities, and, as long as
>>one person is on loan one day per week, to get MXML compilation working,
>>not much reason whatsoever to believe that on-going developoment of AIR
>>applictions has a future.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alex Harui" <aharui@adobe.com>
>> To: <users@flex.apache.org>; <flex-users@incubator.apache.org>
>> Sent: February 27, 2013 10:05 PM
>> Subject: Re: Future of Flex technology
>> On 2/27/13 9:48 PM, "Devesh Mishra" <Devesh.Mishra@mastek.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Is there any future of Flex technology, as we can see that there are
>>>no big
>>> improvements are coming in Flex. According to today's scenario, Flex
>>>is only
>>> for desktop application and we are entering into mobile technology. So
>>>it's a
>>> bit difficult to understand the future existence of Flex.
>>> If we talk from market point of view, everyone is moving towards
>>> HTML5/Android/Ios, after Adobe declaration for no support in
>> Adobe did not say "no support".  Adobe is still supporting Flash, and
>> can still purchase Flex support contracts from Adobe.  Adobe donated
>>Flex to
>> Apache so it can continue to be developed in the open.  Adobe continues
>> make releases of Flash.
>> Still, lots of people are moving to HTML5/Android/IOS, and so is Apache
>> Flex.  If you monitor the dev@flex.apache.org mailing list you will see
>> we are hard at work on trying to cross-compile MXML and ActionScript to
>> HTML/JS/CSS which can then be run through PhoneGap/Cordova to create
>> apps.  It is still in its infancy and we have lots of work ahead, but
>>we are
>> making progress.
>> See [1] for more on one approach we are taking.
>> [1]
>> --
>> Alex Harui
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems, Inc.
>> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
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