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Subject svn commit: r1347342 - /incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext
Date Thu, 07 Jun 2012 02:54:20 GMT
Author: quetwo
Date: Thu Jun  7 02:54:20 2012
New Revision: 1347342

Update of Apache Flex homepage to include current news


Modified: incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext
--- incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext (original)
+++ incubator/flex/site/trunk/content/flex/index.mdtext Thu Jun  7 02:54:20 2012
@@ -2,25 +2,29 @@ Title: Apache Flex (Incubating)
 Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash-based applications for
mobile devices, the browser and desktop.
+On the 31th of December, 2011, the Apache Software Foundation has accepted the 
+Flex SDK into incubation. Apache Flex is now a community project managed by 
+Apache (ASF).
 Please see the incubator proposal [here][1]
+##Latest Apache Flex News (June 2012):
-##Apache Flex Re-branding Initiative (Logo Contest - complete)
+  - The Apache Flex Project has received the entire Flex Framework.  This includes all components
that were completed in Adobe’s 4.6.0 release and a few others.  Essentially if you take
the existing compiler to the frameworks code, you would get what amounts to the current Adobe
-On the 31th of December, 2011, the Apache Software Foundation has accepted the 
-Flex SDK into incubation. Apache Flex is now a community project managed by 
-Apache (ASF). The migration from Adobe to Apache involves a re-branding, 
-and we have came to a decision through a joint vote with PPMC members and 
-the community at large.
+  - The Apache Flex Project has received the “mxmlc Flex Compiler”.  This means
we can now make changes to the existing compiler that shipped with Adobe’s 4.6.0.  This
will allow us to make bug-fixes and small optimizations while we wait for the new “Falcon”
+  - The testing framework that Adobe used known as Mustela has been donated.  This will allow
us to make changes to the compiler and framework while still maintaining compatibility with
the previous versions.  There are a series of tests that still need to be written, but at
least the framework is there.
+  - The Apache Flex team has created a set of build scripts so that anybody can easily build
their own copy of the framework.  Apache ANT scripts will be officially supported, but other
developers have offered to make build scripts for Maven.
+  - Pre-compiled builds have been created [and posted][1].  They are not the 'official' 4.8.0
version yet, but they are getting close.  You can download them and put them in your Flash
Builder or IntelliJ SDKs directory and see how they look with your existing projects today.
 This is a parity release to the current Adobe 4.6.0 release. 
-See the logo contest's page with results [here][2].
+  - Apache committers have begun donating various components to the framework, including
an FXGImage component, some collections classes, some major work around validation, busy indicators
for non-mobile components, and some navigators.  These components have not been integrated
into the trunk (the main project), but you should expect to see some of them in the future.
-Congratulations to the winner, Adrian Knopik of Fuse Collective, for his [logo][3]
-submitted by Tomasz Maciąg.
+  - Lots of work is happening around localization and internationalization.  A bunch of new
locales have been submitted with more on the way.  
-Congratulations to the runner up, Julien Brehier, for his [logo proposal][4].
+  - A team has formed to build what amounts to an automated installer for Apache Flex SDK.
 This is an AIR application that will allow a user to do a single-click install of the SDK,
and integrate it into Flash Builder 4.6.0 (and possibly other IDEs).  
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+###Want to know more about all these items and more?  Check out our (very active) flex-dev
mailing list!
+  [1]: 
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