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From Rick Winscot <rick.wins...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Painful story...
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:38:27 GMT
Christophe - what of Falcon and the onus it places on the future of the Flex SDK? This is not
a story of HTML vs Flex... it's about their interdependency and maturity. I don't think that
it would be wise to conceptually place these two technologies into separate buckets at this
point. Just sayin'

On Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Christophe Herreman wrote:

> I agree that we should not silence people that want to discuss HTML vs Flex
> as we can only benefit from these discussions. However, this is the
> flex-dev list, intended for people who are actively working on the Flex SDK
> code. I would encourage everyone to check the flex-users list for
> discussions like the current one so the the focus of this list can stay on
> the SDK itself.
> 
> http://incubator.apache.org/flex/mailing-lists.html
> 
> regards,
> Christophe
> 
> 2012/6/15 Doug McCune <doug@dougmccune.com (mailto:doug@dougmccune.com)>
> 
> > > 
> > > Your experiences / pains on building HTML apps has no place here. Nor
> > > does a debate on the merits of HTML/JavaScript Frameworks.
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > I've said it before and I'll repeat it again. This is so very not true. As
> > a community, as a project, as a technology, Flex absolutely is fighting
> > tooth and nail against the migration of developers to an HTML/JS stack. A
> > proper understanding of the difficulties of layout in HTML is relevant for
> > multiple reasons, including:
> > 
> > 1) understanding how the simplicity of Flex layouts compare to HTML (or
> > other stacks) is important when Flex developers debate the merits of
> > various options. The Apache Flex community needs to be concerned not only
> > with the technical aspects of Apache Flex, but also with the marketing side
> > of things to give developers the ammunition needed to sell Flex as the
> > right choice for a project.
> > 
> > 2) since there is an interest in this community in converting MXML/AS into
> > HTML/JS, the implications of how difficult mimicking Flex layouts in HTML
> > is an important topic
> > 
> > Now, I agree that the community should be fairly laser-focused *right now*
> > on shipping an initial release. But that doesn't mean we should tell people
> > to not discuss HTML-related topics. They are relevant and they are
> > important to the future of this project.
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Christophe Herreman
> http://www.herrodius.com
> http://www.springactionscript.org
> http://www.as3commons.org
> 
> 



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