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From Gordon Smith <>
Subject RE: TLF and Flex (was Re: [jira] [Updated] (FLEX-23) Add support for newer versions of the Text Layout Framework to build scripts)
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 00:53:06 GMT
TLF (Text Layout Framework) is an ActionScript library. It relies on FTE (Flash Text Engine)
in Flash Player. The future of text for gaming is TBD as far as I understand.

- Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Ariel Jakobovits [] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: TLF and Flex (was Re: [jira] [Updated] (FLEX-23) Add support for newer versions
of the Text Layout Framework to build scripts)

I'm confused. TLF was one of the features that I thought was most important for the new enterprise
development and I'm hearing it was an addition to the sdk not flash player. My (non rhetorical)
question to the group is: what features have been added to the _player_ that we as flex developers

What I am getting at is: what are we losing per se with adobe focusing on gaming? I can see
that flash in the browser has challenges ahead, but AIR doesn't seem to. No?

Ariel Jakobovits

On Feb 28, 2012, at 4:31 PM, Alex Harui <> wrote:

> On 2/28/12 4:25 PM, "Om" <> wrote:
>> Can Folks from Adobe shed some light on how TLF is integrated with 
>> the Flex SDK currently?  I saw a note from an Adobe employee(?) on this blog post:
>> rceforge-
>> net.html
>> *
>> *
>> * "By jinhuang - 6:33 AM on November 4, 2011
>> *
>> *TLF 3.0 final version is now released on 
>> It has passed the tests of Flex SDK team, and Flex SDK will pick up 
>> TLF 3.0 in their release next year."*
>> Questions:
>> 1.  What kind of tests does this include?
>> 2.  Is that separate from Mustella?
>> 3.  If yes, will that suite be donated to Apache Flex as well?
> TLF is verified by Flex via Mustella.
> TLF may get donated to Apache.  The current plan is to find the time 
> and verify there aren't any blocking legal or business issues.
> TLF often changes in ways that you can't swap in versions of TLF 
> without changing SDK code.
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.

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