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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Flex 5 UIComponent - Behavior Pattern
Date Wed, 25 Jan 2012 07:32:59 GMT

On 1/24/12 11:24 PM, "Haykel BEN JEMIA" <> wrote:

> Alex, you say the prototype was not faster, I suppose this is the case when
> all features are enabled which is actually a good result (if it's not
> slower). But the idea is that applications almost never require all
> features.
I disabled all but about 8 or so 'behaviors' it needed and it was still
slower.  The interstitial time of the required often-used 'behaviors' make
things slower.  Most of the stuff you'd disable doesn't really take that
much time in small apps.
> Regarding backward-compatibility, if it will prevent innovation, what about
> working on a new version that is not backward-compatible in parallel to the
> standard version? Existent applications continue to use the standard
> version which will be maintained with bug fixes and perhaps also some new
> features and when the newer version is out, let's say Apache Flex X (for
> 10), new applications will use it and old applications can be ported (but
> not required).
That is the plan.  I hope to 'start over' on my whiteboard.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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