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From Michael Schmalle <m...@teotigraphix.com>
Subject Re: [jira] [Created] (FLEX-7) Use org.apache.flex package names everywhere...or not
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:22:46 GMT
Quoting Omar Gonzalez <omarg.developer@gmail.com>:

> I have some pretty mixed feelings on this subject, I had just brought it up
> a few threads ago after committing my first code into the whiteboard area.
>
> On the one hand we need to think about legacy code and having to update so
> many projects that use the current namespaces. This alone makes me want to
> NOT rename all of the current namespaces. I also like the short length of
> the current namespace since it starts with simply "spark...".
>
> At the same time I feel like moving the namespace to "org.apache.flex..."
> would be a bold statement that would let the rest of the development world
> that does not follow what is happening around Flex as closely know that the
> project is officially in the hands of The ASF and out of Adobe's. I've also
> thought that perhaps doing such a move would be best for Flex.next, as
> opposed to the current 4.x branch.
>
> I think that if it were up to me and I had the final say I'd probably vote
> for keeping the current namespace in the 4.x branch and moving the
> namespace in the future for Flex.next.
>
> -omar
>

I agree Omar, I would also add that anything that is quite new could  
use the org.apache.flex which would also be a bold preliminary  
statement for those getting into the whiteboard. There would be NO  
DOUBT where this new code is coming from.

Also, I know this is going to be debated to death in the future and  
some will say oh, the org.apache is going to add bytes to the SWF, oh  
I can't type that much, you get this hint.

So it will be interesting where this one ends up. Although I would  
love to at least ask a lot of the whiteboard contributors to think  
about using the org.apache in there experiments so any of the code in  
the whiteboard floating around at least has a tag back to our project.

Mike



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