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From Omar Gonzalez <>
Subject Re: flex breakdown
Date Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:34:15 GMT
On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 11:28 AM, Roland Zwaga <>wrote:

> >
> > Again, I didn't say that either sources or other parts of the SDK are
> > useless, what I say is that people don't use them quite often. Some -
> never
> > use them. This is a common sense, that if a feature is not mandatory -
> make
> > it explicitly optional... It doesn't matter how good uses you can find
> for
> > the things in the SDK. The goal _is not_ to provide users with as much
> > stuff as you can. The purpose is to give them what they really need and
> be
> > flexible about giving per request.
> While I agree with your point about making a seldom-used feature optional,
> it might
> also be true that basing the assumption that these features are seldom used
> on a poll
> that was conducted among FlashDevelop users might skew this assumption
> towards
> only a certain part of the flash/flex developer community.
> What I mean is, it might be true that these features are seldom used
> amongst FlashDevelop
> users, it might not be representative for users of FDT, IDEA, FlashBuilder,
> etc.
> I don't claim to know the preferences of these user groups, but they might
> be vastly different from
> the preferences of the FlashDevelop community.
> Having said that, I do feel you have a point about making certain parts of
> the SDK optional,
> I don't think flexibility is a bad thing, so I think you raise a valid
> point that warrants a healthy
> discussion :)
> cheers,
> Roland

+1 to this summary.


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