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From almansour belleh blanco <>
Subject Re: Time for an Apache Flex compiler.
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:46:31 GMT
2012/2/16 David Arno <>:
> Yesterday Adobe published their "whitepaper" on the future of Flex. In
> it, they state that they'll be contributing the Falcon compiler to
> Apache sometime between October and December. This compiler will support
> AS3 only, with no support for MXML. So when we get the compiler (which
> as already slipped from a summer - according to Alex I think - to winter
> release,) we will then need to get our heads around how it works and
> then add MXML support before we can use it as a replacement to the mxmlc
> and compc compilers.
> This is not a viable timescale for Apache Flex in my opinion. Therefore
> I feel we have no choice but to ignore Falcon and to start developing
> our own compiler with immediate effect. I therefore want to get an idea
> as to who, if anyone, here is interested in getting involved in this
> initiative?
> David.

Well, if such an initiative is started, I'm sure a lot of people will
get involved in it, myself included. What will happen to mxmlc?

Mansour Blanco
Software engineer

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