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From Roland Zwaga <rol...@stackandheap.com>
Subject Re: Early access to Falcon compiler
Date Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:40:52 GMT
>
> At the Paris Flex meeting, I spoke with Thibault Imbert, who is Senior
> Runtimes product manager , about the fact that the Apache Flex project
> would really benefit from having some kind of early access to the new
> Falcon compiler, at least to undestand it and to have to opportunity to
> think about what we will have to do after the donation for the MXML and
> HTML/JS part, and to help the project momentum by not waiting to 2013 to
> start working on it.
>
> Thibault was really interested about this feedback, and quite open to
> discuss what could possibly be done before the full donation in order to
> help us move the projects forward.
> I'm not a compiler guy at all so I used what I remembered from the
> discussions on this list for my different ideas (from the best one for us
> to the easiest for Adobe):
>
> - Early access to the source code in a Adobe Flex SDK way (see it but
> don't touch it ;)   )
> - Release of alpha/beta version of the compiler to start working with it
> - Disclosure of the API/compiler mecanism
> - Early documentation about how the compiler works
>
> I will see Thibault again at between 6.30PM and 8.30PM GMT + 1 (Paris), so
> if compiler guys (Michael, David, etc.) would chime in and have some
> ideas/precisions, I'd gladly forward them.
>


That sounds pretty great Dimitri! I think what also would be important is
some kind of feedback mechanism, so perhaps a dedicated JIRA instance where
we can post bugs, patches, etc.
No good in playing around with the code if we don't have a proper way of
communicating with the development team.

cheers,

Roland

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