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From Sandeep Gupta <sandy....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Flex white paper on ADC
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:56:43 GMT
> however, new features will not be added to the runtimes specifically to
support the Apache project's efforts.
Does this concern people?

This may become one of the biggest bottlenecks in the development of Flex.
Consider this: You cannot enhance the HTML control in Flex unless Adobe
opens up
the WebKit APIs in AIR - and as of now there are none. Stuck up! Ditto when
you consider to enhance HTTP stack, or the handling of media formats, or
addition of more native data structures.

I believe till Apache has a say in features or does not move to other
players like Tamarin/HTML5 or one of its own - the future of Flex will only
be support and maintenance - except the addition/improvement of UI controls.

A commonly mentioned workaround is to use using Native extensions - but
then why one needs Flex.

Sorry if I am being a pessimist here.

Keep Walking,
~ Sandeep


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 4:36 AM, Ariel Jakobovits <arieljake@yahoo.com>wrote:

> > In the past, features were added to Flash Player and AIR specifically to
> support the needs of Flex applications.
> Can anyone point out some of these features?
>
> > however, new features will not be added to the runtimes specifically to
> support the Apache project's efforts.
> Does this concern people?
>
>
> > framework RSLs will not be cached globally by Flash Player, but rather
> per domain in the web browser.
> So from past discussions on the list about this, our response will be to
> improve the size of our Flex downloads, correct?
>
> > Design View, Data Centric Development tools, and Flash Catalyst
> workflows will be removed in updated 4.x versions of Flash Builder.
> Can we get these added to the Apache project as well?
>
>
> Ariel Jakobovits
> Email: arieljake@yahoo.com
> Phone: 650-690-2213
> Fax: 650-641-0031
> Cell: 650-823-8699
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Alan Greenblatt <blatt@adobe.com>
> To: "flex-dev@incubator.apache.org" <flex-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:36 PM
> Subject: Flex white paper on ADC
>
> Hi all,
>
> As promised, a white paper has been published on the ADC detailing Adobe's
> view of Flex and its commitments to Flex in the future.  Hopefully this
> should answer most if not all of your questions.
>
>
> You can find the Flex whitepaper here:
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/whitepapers/roadmap.html
>
> Note that we will also be updating previous posts to point to the Flex
> white paper.
>
>
>
> We hope to see you all on the Flex User Group 2012 Tour, coming soon
> (Boston tonight!) to a city near you.
>
> Alan (not Allen!) Greenblatt
> Senior Technical Evangelist, Adobe
>

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