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From Gordon Smith <>
Subject RE: Falcon location in Apache repository
Date Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:24:12 GMT
Sounds good to me.

- Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui [] 
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 4:07 PM
Subject: Re: Falcon location in Apache repository

Probably the opposite falcon/trunk, similar to flex/trunk.

We'll figure out an integration strategy later.  TLF will probably end up in a similar folder.
 BlazeDS as well.

We can move it around later.

On 7/13/12 4:03 PM, "Gordon Smith" <> wrote:

> I think it will be confusing to have projects for the old compiler and 
> project for the new compiler mingled together in the trunk/modules directory.
> Currently there are two Eclipse projects, one for the Falcon compiler 
> itself and one for its JUnit tests. And there will be a third and 
> possibly fourth assuming that FalconJS eventually gets donated.
> Can it have its own trunk/falcon or trunk/compiler or trunk/java directory?
> - Gordon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gordon Smith []
> Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 1:53 PM
> To:
> Cc: Peter Farland
> Subject: Falcon update
> Greetings, Apache Flex community!
> Some of you already know me from my previous work on the Flex SDK 
> (beginning with Flex 1.0), and my occasional comments on this list 
> regarding the architecture of the Falcon compiler that Adobe has been 
> developing for the last two years.
> I've been watching as you put the finishing touches on the 4.8.0 
> parity release. Congratulations on being close!
> I've also been working hard for the last several months to get Falcon 
> ready to donate to Apache. The ActionScript functionality is complete 
> except for integrating last-minute bugfixes that we continue to make 
> in our mainline. I'd estimate the MXML functionality as being 85% 
> complete. As you know, after Adobe's refocused its priorities last 
> fall, we froze the MXML work to concentrate on completing ActionScript 
> to shipping quality, but the MXML support hasn't regressed. As an 
> example, Falcon can compile the SDK's non-trivial CheckinApp test, except for the Repeater
> The main things left before donation are revising the build script to 
> meet Apache standards and satisfying Adobe's Legal department. I can't 
> make any predictions on a donation date, but things seem to be moving along nicely.
> We'll donate various test suites later; they require more legal 
> scrutiny than the code does.
> After donation, I'll be working on Apache Falcon one day a week as an 
> Adobe employee. My goal will be to get Falcon to the point where it 
> can compile the Flex SWCs and then compile Mustella tests that link 
> against those SWCs, run, and pass. I'll also be happy to work on 
> high-priority bugs that the community identifies, such as when you try 
> Falcon out on your own apps and find compilation problems. But I will 
> helping to reach parity with the old compiler, not with evolving 
> Falcon in entirely new directions. Of course, you are free to do that! 
> (I'd suggest doing it on a branch until we reach parity.)
> The areas of Falcon that need the most work are
> * states (mostly implemented)
> * databinding (partly implemented)
> * reporting MXML semantic problems (partly implemented)
> * Repeater (not implemented)
> * ASDoc (not implemented)
> I'll be concentrating primarily on the first two in order to reach the 
> goal I mentioned. I hope that some of you will be interested in 
> working on Falcon so that it reaches its potential.
> I ask for your understanding as I come up to speed on Apache 
> procedures and standards.
> Gordon Smith, Adobe compiler team

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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