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From Jack Ring <>
Subject Re: Adobe might think of open-sourcing the Design View if there is sufficient interest
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:17:41 GMT
+1 for design view.

On Feb 22, 2012, at 9:08 AM, Pepe <> wrote:

> +1 for Design View
> 2012/2/22 Dimitri k. <>:
>> 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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