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From Haykel BEN JEMIA <>
Subject Re: Apache Flex suggestion - dumping SWF support in favor of HTML5 - listen to Steve
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:21:42 GMT
I think the main idea is to discuss a feature on the mailing list and if it
gets interest from enough developers then they can join and work on it
together to create a working prototype. When it is ready then it can be
added to JIRA for inclusion in the main project.


On 6 February 2012 10:54, David Arno <> wrote:

> > From: Rui Silva []
> > Sent: 06 February 2012 09:33
> >
> > 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 project.
> I struggle with this philosophy. The idea of spending time writing code to
> then find out whether people like the idea is very alien to me.
> Take for example the idea of targeting JavaScript. I'd assumed there would
> be lots of technical discussion on the theory of how we might go about it,
> options available, likely pitfalls etc. Only then would I anticipate
> writing
> some experimental code to test these ideas. By the sounds of it though,
> this
> isn't the way we are supposed to do things. Instead we should throw code at
> whiteboards/ JIRA and then use the email list to critique that code. It's
> an
> odd way of doing things IMO.
> David.

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