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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: ActionScript and Apache Flex
Date Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:45:24 GMT

On 1/13/12 3:47 AM, "Tink" <> wrote:

> On 13 Jan 2012, at 11:36, Matthew Poole wrote:
> We wouldn't be dependent on any particular runtime, which is one of my
> biggest concerns.
> - No Flash Player for mobile, and I think most computing is going to
> become mobile over the next 5 years.
The main method of deployment on Mobile seems to be apps these days instead
of through the browser, and AIR makes apps possible on popular mobile
> - Adobe could at any point state they that they are not going to dev
> FP for the browser and only support AIR.
Stopping development is different than eliminating a technology from the
face of the earth.  Doing the latter would break the web and Adobe has no
interest in doing so.  Adobe has already stated that it won't be paying much
attention to Flex developers when considering new features for Flash Player.
> As I understand Falcon doesn't yet support MXML, and because Adobe are
> no longer developing Flex they may never add this which is also a
> concern, let alone what FalconJS will support.
There is enough code laying around to compile simple MXML apps in Falcon.  I
expect that code will be donated when we donate Falcon.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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