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From Frank Altomare <lost...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Pushing Flex components thorough the GPU
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:40:13 GMT
Sounds great, I'm going to begin exploring the idea of a POC app. If anyone
else is interested feel free to join in.

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Roland Zwaga <roland@stackandheap.com>wrote:

> >
> > Thanks Roland, that makes sense.
> > If I remember correctly Stage3D content is rendered behind the normal
> > DisplayList. This does allow you to mix Stage3D content with standard
> > components.
> > I guess when taking this into account it seems like item renderers would
> > not be the way to go.
> >
> > What about narrowing down this use case and introducing a new component,
> > maybe something based off of the DataGroup? This may be able to allow us
> to
> > get something "out the door" even with issues related to z-sorting and
> > accessibility.
> >
> > I know currently these components rely heavily on the DisplayList, but
> > after looking at the Starling framework I really don't think there is
> > anything in place that would prevent this from happening.
> >
>
> It sounds viable perhaps. I suggest you do some little tests do see if it
> is a workable
> avenue to explore. Using a POC component we could try and determine whether
> the
> accessibility limitations are of real issue or not. I'm not sure, but
> there's probably some kind
> of rules about what accepted accessibility is for a component, so at least
> we'll know what
> to look out for. Anyone here who can shed a light on this? I must say that
> I know next to nothing
> about it :) All I know is that its important, haha (sorry, ignorance
> shining through there...)
> I do believe that the combination of Stage3D and regaulr DisplayList based
> UI ought to
> be explored, because it seems like it could have great potential. But we
> will need to
> tread very carefully.
>
> cheers,
>
> Roland
>



-- 
Francis Altomare,

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