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From Petr Svoboda <wor...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Here Comes MXMLC!
Date Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:03:19 GMT
woohoo :) great & thanks for ur work!

On Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 9:04 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:

> Today we finally got the last blocking legal issue resolved and are now
> hunting down executives to sign the appropriate documents to submit the
> source code for MXMLC to Apache.  The final signature has to come from a VP
> who is on vacation this week, but we are going to try to get him to sign
> from where ever he is.  Yes, there is still some chance of a glitch in the
> approvals, but it is low probability.
>
> Then, of course, we have to get Apache Infra to do an SVN load of the code
> with history.  But Carol will probably check in code w/o history into her
> whiteboard.
>
> There are some things related to this donation that you should be aware of:
>
> 1) We were unable to get clearance for any compiler tests.  They were too
> infested with stuff with incompatible licenses.  So, those interested might
> want to plan out how to verify compiler changes going forward.
>
> 2) CFF Font Embedding is not being donated.  The source code is not under
> control of the Flex team at Adobe.  This means that you won’t be able to
> compile
>    @font-face(“somefile.ttf”); embedAsCFF:true
> For now, you can use the JAR files from a full Adobe Flex release.  You
> can also use the fontswf utility or Adobe CS products to make a SWF with a
> CFF font in it and embed from there.  We will try to figure out a better
> solution later.  We decided not to delay the compiler donation for this
> issue.
>
> 3) We are also watching a discussion on the general@i.a.o list about
> binary dependencies that will affect the MXMLC –services option.  We will
> eventually have the code for that when BlazeDS gets donated, but for now,
> we were going to check in the jar file.  We may need to write the
> equivalent code for this capability as well until BlazeDS gets in.
>
> Once the code is loaded into SVN, Carol will try to execute the steps of
> making an Apache release.  I expect it will take several attempts.  And we
> would like someone else to also try to be a “release manager” as Carol will
> be unavailable during the week leading up to 360Flex.  But once we think we
> have it figured out, I think we can open all of the donated source for
> changes, especially for the compiler if there are folks writing tests for
> it.  Meanwhile I will be working on getting Mustella donated.  I am trying
> to find a clever way to get a minimum amount of it donated by 360Flex.  No
> promises though.
>
> So, please try to reserve some time to participate in the release process,
> and if interested, in creating a compiler test suite.
>
> Thanks for your patience.
>
> --
> Alex Harui
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems, Inc.
> http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui
>

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