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From Kit McCormick <kit.mccorm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Committer duties and information
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:13:53 GMT
Flex is a UI framework and a bazillion times more complicated than any
httpd.  Flex is the BEST UI framework I have ever used and contains
some brilliant innovations.  It is not a patched-up knock-off of
somebody else's work.  Sun's java people have been struggling for
YEARS to close the gap between swing and Flex.  I can only assume that
some really, really smart people worked on Flex.

-1 for modularity


On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:01 PM, Rogelio Castillo Aqueveque
<rogelio@rogeliocastillo.com> wrote:
> Hi guys, I have been reading the thread and I think Bertrand has a very good point here,
for me this is the biggest "thumbs up" so far.
>
> +1 for modularity
>
> Cheers
>
> R
>
> ---
> Rogelio Castillo Aqueveque
> rogelio@rogeliocastillo.com
>
>
>
>
> On 4/01/2012, at 5:54 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 9:42 PM, Michael Schmalle <mike@teotigraphix.com> wrote:
>>> ...I also think that the list should really have a decent discussion about the
>>> future uses of interfaces and the lack of them in the framework to allow for
>>> customizations through composition instead of subclassing or copy and paste
>>> craziness....
>>
>> I have extremely limited knowledge of Flex or its internals (which
>> might actually be a good thing in my role as an incubation mentor
>> here) but from this and other comments in this thread I sense that
>> improving modularization and "composability" of Flex might help
>> avoiding difficult discussions about which component is better than
>> another one.
>>
>> The Apache HTTP server project is an excellent example of extremely
>> modular software, and I think a big part of that is because people
>> couldn't agree of what needs to be in a web server. By reducing the
>> server to a minimal core, and having plugins for most everything, the
>> part on which everybody must agree is much smaller.
>>
>> In summary, I think modularity is a very powerful tool to avoid
>> conflicts in large open source projects ;-)
>>
>> -Bertrand
>

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