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From Pierangelo Mancusi <pierangelo.manc...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Adobe might think of open-sourcing the Design View if there is sufficient interest
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:53:40 GMT
+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.
>

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