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From Cortlandt Winters <>
Subject Re: Halo x Spark
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:44:06 GMT
Hi Will,

I do have a prediction. And it's not a dire one.

It's true what  you say, but though this is an area that the flex
components most need some TLC in, I'm confident that it's the one area that
it's most likely to get it.

As for predictions, I predict that Adobe will do what it said it will do
and it will leave Flex "5?" in a pretty stable state. It will take some
time for folk to get familiar with the apache process and the framework and
to determine how to deal with scrolling on mobile apps that have a whole
new level of performance requirement, but that there are going to be plenty
of opportunities to make both web based apps easy to skin and mobile ones

The toughest part about taking flex and making it open source is that most
flex users are not component developers, they are end user app developers,
but as far as folk that are comfortable with styling and skinning there
should be a lot of easily available expertise to create a good system.

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Williams Farias <>wrote:

> Greatings everyone,
> I´d like to know why does Spark skining is so dificult to get a simple
> result.
> I´m building now a web application and I need just to skin the ScrollBar.
> Ok, in Flex3 i just open my Flash CS5, create a new Symbol and "Export for
> actionscript". Then i just add 4 new lines in my CSS style code, and its
> done. I have now a simple and 2 minuts made scrollbar.
> But in Spark component... ohhh, what a brutal work i´d had to take...
> create a new Style... and put everything on the code... ohhh man, thats a
> really waste of time with hundreds of codes lines and without a design
> interface to see how it looks like... in my opinion its too much work for
> such a little result!
> Just because of that scrollbar man, i had to decide to use Flex 3 insted of
> 4!!! A simple and  mediocre scrollbar skin!
> I was wondering: how can the most simple thing to do in Flex could be
> transformed in a bunch of lines and hard work as that scrolllBar skin?
> If i could propose something to chance in the next releases of Flex, is a
> mix of Halo and Spark Skins. I think that Flex3 skinning is much more
> simple and intelligent to do.
> Antoher thing that frightened me was to read that Adobe will not update
> more the Design View of Flash Builder! Does Apacge group have any
> prediction about this?
> Thanks!
> Williams Farias

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