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From "David Arno" <>
Subject [Automation] Could we lose automation for legal or business reasons?
Date Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:23:00 GMT
> From: Alex Harui [] 
> Sent: 23 January 2012 05:29
> > On 1/22/12 9:22 AM, "Tink" <> wrote:
> >
> > If automation is missing in our first release, wouldn't that break all 
> > automation testing that companies have invested in?
> Yes, and we would note that in the release notes.  I think we'd have to
> our goal of the first release to not be something that EVERY person using 
> Adobe Flex can replace.  I certainly wouldn't want to hold up releases of
> else while we work out the legal and business kinks on automation.

Sorry to be blunt Alex, but that is a truly idiotic suggestion. "Hey world,
here's the first ever Apache release of Flex. Please note, before attempting
to use it, you should read our release notes where we detail all of the bits
of Adobe Flex that you likely use, but that Adobe chose not to denote to us
after all. You'll likely stick with 4.6 as a result, but hey at least Flex
is open source now, even if it's broken."

Great PR that would be! This slow drip drip of news over which bits of the
SDK won't after all be released to us due to legal reasons is getting
ridiculous. Go away, sort it *all* out, then come back and tell us what's
missing from what we can have. We can then work out how to write our own
version of all the missing parts. Then, and only then, will it make sense to
make a release.


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