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From Sebastian Mohr <masul...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Adobe might think of open-sourcing the Design View if there is sufficient interest
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:55:56 GMT
 +1 from my side ...

A quick reminder of my former post [1] ... I have created a petition
regarding
this issue for the "Design View" in Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst [2].

Discontinuing "Design View" in Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst means:

 • This is bad news for all people who prefer to design and think visually:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_learning
 • This is bad news for all Flex developers which have to navigate and code
large-scale Flex apps.
 • This is bad news for all Flex designers that need to interact with Flex
developers.
 • This is bad news for all Flex beginners because it adds another barrier
while learning Flex development … and this is bad again because we need
more highly skilled Flex developers around.

-- Sebastian

 [1]
http://markmail.org/search/?q=+list%3Aorg.apache.incubator.flex-dev+Petition%3A+Flash+Catalyst+must+survive+++++#query:%20list%3Aorg.apache.incubator.flex-dev%20Petition%3A%20Flash%20Catalyst%20must%20survive%20%20%20%20%20+page:1+mid:h5ecjc66tn7lgczz+state:results
[2]
http://www.change.org/petitions/adobe-systems-flash-catalyst-must-survive
http://masuland.wordpress.com/




On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 7:53 AM, Pierangelo Mancusi <
pierangelo.mancusi@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 of course
>
>
>
>
> Il giorno 22 febbraio 2012 11:03, Dimitri k. <koro@noos.fr> ha scritto:
>
> > After the discussion on the ML about the Design View, I thought it would
> > be a good idea to ask Deepa at the Flex Paris meeting if Adobe could
> > consider to open-source it after the removal from next version of Flash
> > Builder.
> > Frédéric Thomas, also on the ML, was quicker than me and ask Deepa about
> > that.
> > She said that Adobe hasn't thought about it because they didn't believe
> we
> > were interested, but she was thinking it could be a good idea.
> > In fact, the Design View is a Flex app, so the community can easily
> > contribute to it, and legal scrubbing should not be such a drag.
> >
> > She concluded that the best thing to make it happen would be to show
> > interrest for the open-sourcing of DV on this list.
> >
> > I know that lots of people don't care about the Design View (I rarely use
> > it myself), but here are 4 reasons I think it could be a good move for
> > Apache Flex:
> >
> > - DV is a great tool to understand the MXML paradigm, particularly for
> > people coming for a Flash Pro background (timeline+stage), and its
> removal
> > would increase the barrier of entry to Flex.
> >
> > - I heard several times about devs for which the DV is central to their
> > Flex workflow. It's often the case for heavy form-based application,
> where
> > standard Flex components are use exclusively and the Design View help
> > avoiding "design re-compilation".
> > In fact, I was told by an Adobe enterprise evangelist that he sold Flex
> to
> > some big companies mainly because of the Design View and the ease they
> see
> > in it to train their employees.
> >
> > - DV can be really helpful when designing Mobile apps, because you can
> > test quickly your design with different resolutions and orientations
> >
> > - If we have access to the Design View code, maybe we could improve it in
> > a way that even current Design View haters would use it ;)
> >
> > Dimitri K.
> >
>



-- 
Best regards,

Sebastian Mohr
Adobe Flex Developer,
Interaction Designer & Software Architect
http://www.linkedin.com/in/masuland

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