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From "Rui Silva" <>
Subject Re: Apache Flex suggestion - dumping SWF support in favor of HTML5 - listen to Steve
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:32:57 GMT
> From: "Peter Elst" <>
> Once all the practical steps are over, I look forward to more 
> and less discussion which - with all due respect - does more to divide 
> into opposing camps than get excited about the potential of the 
> There is no need to purely see things black or white, there is room for
> many different ideas and see what flourishes.
> Thanks,
> Peter 

I make your words my own. I've had several discussions off-list regarding 
what should be the direction of Flex compilation and deployment. As would 
be expected a huge number of ideas have come up and we could spend ages 
discussing what would be the best strategy. As Peter says there is no right 
and wrong path, there is no overarching entity that will determine what 
each of us should focus on. As individuals, we should be talking with 
submitted code and patches and that should the our weapon when trying to 
influence others to see our point of view and collaborate with us in 
bringing those ideas to life.

If anyone thinks that he/she will sway the opinion of the group simply by 
speaking out his reasoning without giving actual proof of feasibility, then 
they're thinking it wrong. At least, that's not what I see in an Apache 


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