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From Om <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [RT] Design View in FlashBuilder
Date Fri, 17 Feb 2012 19:30:20 GMT
Alan,

This is a wonderful concept - building Flex apps using Flex :-)  Sign me
up!
The Flex design view is a MUST have feature in my opinion.  I would be glad
to work here on Apache Flex or on with FDT separately as needed .

Om


On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Alan Klement <ak@powerflasher.com> wrote:

> Consider this an informal introduction ;)
>
> I'm Product Manager for FDT and I have been keeping an eye on the list
> and even had some communication with the Spoon team. I can say that we
> are interested in working with Apache Flex when it comes to tooling
> support. That is really another conversation for another time;
> however, I want to speak to this topic, the Flex Design View ,
> specifically.
>
> We have been working on the 5.1 release of FDT. A flagship feature of
> this release will be our SWFBridge plugin architecture. When designing
> this feature, a use case I had was to allow anyone to create their own
> Design View.
>
> To enable this, we have exposed most of FDT's internals. You get
> everything from workspace / file management, editors, UI and even the
> model (AST) of any project. Best of all, this is geared toward
> Flash/Flex developers. You don't write your plugins in Java
> (EclipseRCP), but in Actionscript & Flex.
>
> To give an idea of the power of this, you could build almost every
> feature of FDT (and more) with this plugin architecture.
>
> I would love to provide support to whomever is interested in building
> such plugins (e.g. Design View). I have already begun setting up a
> Google Group and git repositories to specifically work with plugin
> developers.
>
> If you are interested in getting involved, please respond. Depending
> on the interest (and rules of the list), we can see if discussions
> take place here, directly with me or via the Google Group I already
> set up.
>
> Alan
> http://fdt.powerflasher.com/
>
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Michael A. Labriola
> <labriola@digitalprimates.net> wrote:
> > We may want to consider a design tool eventually that is written
> differently. However, the current one will not work in the current form for
> any modifications we make. Why they would or would not donate it is not
> something I can address, but wanted to give you some sense of the reality
> of the tool
>
>
>
> --
> Alan
>

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