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From Arnoud Bos <arn...@artim-interactive.nl>
Subject Re: ActionScript and Apache Flex
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:29:21 GMT
Funny i had the same idea today. The language itself seems to have some nice extra's too
type inference enums etc. see http://ncannasse.fr/blog/haxe_comparison_chart

But i think flex should go/remain enterprise. And for me enterprise also means solid tools.
For actionscript there is just much more at the moment than for Haxe.

For example premium language support in editors like IntelliJ,  Eclipse (FlashBuilder). 
Also we have eclipse plugins like FlexPMD,  FlexFormatter,  Sourcemate and ClearToolkit to
name a few.
Even Sonar has a good working flex plugin.

But i somehow still like the idea as other stuff is indeed woking like the multiple platform
output.
Also having super smart people onboard like Nicolas Cannasse would certainly be cool.

- Arnoud

On Jan 12, 2012, at 8:12 PM, Tink wrote:

> On 10 Jan 2012, at 09:21, Raju Bitter wrote:
> 
>> How does the evolution of ActionScript relate to Apache Flex? If the
>> ActionScript standard would change - and the language would be
>> extended or modified - who would be making that decision? Is there an
>> "official standard" of the language available to the public, and what
>> are Adobe's plans for ActionScript?
>> 
>> Adobe has a trademark on ActionScript. The Mozilla Tamarin page says:
>> "ActionScriptâ„¢ is the name used for Adobe's implementation of the
>> language specification.Adobe is in the process of developing a
>> licensing program that will allow developers, whose code passes a
>> designated test suite, to say that their application or implementation
>> is ActionScript-compliant.
>> http://www-archive.mozilla.org/projects/tamarin/
>> 
>> I know that the Tamarin project has not been continued, but is the
>> information on this page regarding ActionScript still valid?
>> If that is still valid, it means that an open source implementation of
>> an ActionScript would have to be licensed by Adobe to be compliant.
>> ActionScript itself doesn't seem to have a license attached to it (I
>> could not find any information), but maybe the information is hidden
>> somewhere.
>> 
>> It would be good to have some clarification on the status of
>> ActionScript, the trademark, the licensing of an open source
>> implementation, etc.
>> 
>> - Raju
> 
> 
> This could be a crazy idea, but how about us moving to Haxe? This has an active OS community,
compiles to multiple platforms already meaning that Flex wouldn't be dependent on Adobe anymore.
> 
> Tink

Met vriendelijke groet,

Arnoud Bos
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