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From Jason Batten <>
Subject Re: Adobe might think of open-sourcing the Design View if there is sufficient interest
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:17:41 GMT
Another +1, it's good for quick wireframes and getting started

On 22/02/2012 6:14 PM, Bruce Lane wrote:
> Right, Design View is very important to learn the Flex components behaviours.
> +1
> Bruce Lane
> On 22 February 2012 11:11, Avinash Narayanan<>  wrote:
>> I completely agree. I personally loved the design view alot especially when
>> I first started out since I had no idea what flex was all about. Its also
>> brilliant for understanding the various containers, components etc from a
>> learning perspective. definitely a +1 from my side.
>> Thanks
>> Avinash Y
>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM, Dimitri k.<>  wrote:
>>> After the discussion on the ML about the Design View, I thought it would
>>> be a good idea to ask Deepa at the Flex Paris meeting if Adobe could
>>> consider to open-source it after the removal from next version of Flash
>>> Builder.
>>> Frédéric Thomas, also on the ML, was quicker than me and ask Deepa about
>>> that.
>>> She said that Adobe hasn't thought about it because they didn't believe we
>>> were interested, but she was thinking it could be a good idea.
>>> In fact, the Design View is a Flex app, so the community can easily
>>> contribute to it, and legal scrubbing should not be such a drag.
>>> She concluded that the best thing to make it happen would be to show
>>> interrest for the open-sourcing of DV on this list.
>>> I know that lots of people don't care about the Design View (I rarely use
>>> it myself), but here are 4 reasons I think it could be a good move for
>>> Apache Flex:
>>> - DV is a great tool to understand the MXML paradigm, particularly for
>>> people coming for a Flash Pro background (timeline+stage), and its removal
>>> would increase the barrier of entry to Flex.
>>> - I heard several times about devs for which the DV is central to their
>>> Flex workflow. It's often the case for heavy form-based application, where
>>> standard Flex components are use exclusively and the Design View help
>>> avoiding "design re-compilation".
>>> In fact, I was told by an Adobe enterprise evangelist that he sold Flex to
>>> some big companies mainly because of the Design View and the ease they see
>>> in it to train their employees.
>>> - DV can be really helpful when designing Mobile apps, because you can
>>> test quickly your design with different resolutions and orientations
>>> - If we have access to the Design View code, maybe we could improve it in
>>> a way that even current Design View haters would use it ;)
>>> Dimitri K.

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