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From Michael Schmalle <>
Subject Re: Tabnavigator (and future components)
Date Sat, 07 Jan 2012 17:29:58 GMT
Jeff, thanks for your sincere replies, not I don't expect you to  
elaborate any more than you have.

My thought, create an extension, branch what ever you call it of flex  
component extensions that are officially supported by the committers  
of Apache Flex (me, you and others). Have it merge in things from the  
FlexLib, show the community that using components saves time and is  
supported as a fundamental development ROI. This might actually  
re-ignite the 3rd party ecosystem benefiting the people like you and I  
that aren't quite satisfied with "traditional" consulting model.

Bottom line is I see the application side of the Flex SDK and the  
component side. It would be interesting how we can peel this banana in  
the future.

Thanks for your reply Jeff,

Quoting Jeffry Houser <>:

> On 1/7/2012 9:11 AM, Michael Schmalle wrote:
>> Quoting Jeffry Houser <>:
>>> On 1/7/2012 6:33 AM, Michael Schmalle wrote:
>>>> Oh yeah, you had FlexLib, you know why that failed?
>>> Flexlib failed?  How are you defining failure.
>> No, I'm am sorry for saying that about the FlexLib (to early in the  
>> morning) I meant the FlexComponent ecosystem perceived as a  
>> cohesive whole as to sustain multiple tiers of development (sdk ->  
>> opensource -> commercial).
>  Oh, then yes I understand, and agree.  A commercial ecosystem  
> around Flex has not taken off.  I think there are a lot of reasons  
> for this; and I could probably write a lot about it.  [Is this the  
> place for that?]
>> Jeff, you sell components, I am talking about why do you sell them?
>  I want to try to create a life for myself that does not revolve  
> around "traditional consulting".  Flextras was my first foray into  
> the world of product development/sales [that launched].  Flextras  
> has become a nice augment to DotComIt, but has not grown to the  
> point where I'd like it to be.
>> Why not donate all your commercial components to the Flex Lib or  
>> this project? (Does that make you feel something when I say that?,  
>> I have felt the same way for a year)
>  I think it is either resoundingly brilliant or intensely foolish;  
> but I haven't figured out which yet; and I've been struggling with  
> such issues since before launching Flextras.
>  How does it make you feel?  I'm not sure what emotion you thought  
> it may evoke in me.
>> I would be interested if you have any thoughts on this subject.
>  I could write a lot on the subject.  You should be able to piece  
> together my thoughts nicely by listening to all The Flex Show  
> episodes and the Flextras Friday Lunch recordings.  The subject of  
> "business" comes up routinely in both venues.  I assume no one wants  
> to wade through hundreds of hours of material to find the gems  
> around this, though?  If people really want me to elaborate here; I  
> can.
>> Again, I did not mean FlexLib, that is doing well on GIT, I'm sure  
>> you were looking at that saying what the heck is he talking about.
>  I understand better now. ;)
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