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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: jira task to decide on Apache Flex version number needed
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:41:40 GMT
I think I agree as well.  I would rather not even do a major
re-architecture.  I'd much rather start over on my whiteboard.  For now,
let's have one branch that is incremental until we truly understand how to
participate in this new Apache world.

On 1/18/12 1:57 PM, "Michael A. Labriola" <>

> +1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Arnoud Bos []
> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 3:53 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: jira task to decide on Apache Flex version number needed
> yup exactly how i feel about this.
> Remember that moving from flex 3 to 4 was a major overhaul.
> And as a result the conversion from flex3 to flex4 of big projects is
> expensive.
> My project leader on the last project was not happy about the time it costed
> to convert the big project to the new flex architecture.
> I think the more complex it will be to migrate a flex 4.6 project to the first
> Apache releases the more people you will loose.  You would take the risk of  a
> "nooo not again!!" sentiment after which people leave. But if you offer a
> smooth transition in the first place, fix bugs, offer the missing components,
> optimize... You will keep the people onboard, give them (renewed) confidence
> in the Flex project. I think that would be an awesome start of Apache Flex!
> On 18-01-2012, at 21:37, Doug McCune wrote:
>>> If we include bug
>>> fixes or new features then maybe not.
>> One of the reasons for people being optimistic about the move to
>> Apache is the opportunity for bugs that people couldn't get Adobe to
>> fix to get fixed. To show progress and momentum I'd urge you all to
>> try to fix some bugs and get releases out there that people can just
>> drop in, so they'll say "Finally, bug XYZ is fixed, thank god this
>> moved to Apache, I see the benefit...". If you force everyone to
>> rewrite their apps using the new packages throughout you're going to lose
>> those people from your cause.
> Met vriendelijke groet,
> Arnoud Bos
> Artim interactive
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Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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