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From JP Bader ...@zavteq.com>
Subject Re: Suggestion : Adopt a package manager like Ruby Gems for Flex as a first class citizen of the SDK
Date Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:44:40 GMT
I would be adamantly against Ruby or gems or anything of that nature
inside of Flex.  Flex projects can easily integrate with library
projects, which is (from my understanding) essentially what gemsets
are, i.e. libraries that you can leverage their API to get stuff done.
 The main difference is that by calling the gem installer, it  "masks"
the download, unpackaging, (symlink?) and installing of the lib in
some convenient to reuse location so that it is "easily" available for
a current or future project.

Having worked inside of IDEs for the last several year, with a good
use of folder structures for shared libraries, I have been able to
easily use and reuse libs without relying on (or creating dependencies
with) other language to manage my libraries.  It's convenient for
some, but adds more payload to getting a user up and running.

And please do not misconstrue my comments.  Some people have very
positive opinions about Sprouts, and for all intents and purposes, it
is a robust toolset that really helps people build their projects more
quickly.  I just simply do not see why we would add a Ruby dependency
in the Flex framework.

Regards,

JP

On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Сергей aSt Егоров <bsideup@gmail.com> wrote:
> No, Jesus! No!
>
> I don't want install ruby when i use flex, it's awful
>
> Maven + flexmojos == my love, why not use it?
>
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM, Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com>wrote:
>
>> On 7/10/2012 10:29 AM, Charles Monteiro wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> If it's a package manager you wouldn't have to use it. Gems are really
>>> very useful for pulling in community goodies and it's one of the reasons
>>> ruby is so productive. I dont  know of a counterpart in flex,  pulling
>>> stuff via git is more cumbersome.
>>>
>>>
>>>   I'm not understanding how you envision something like this to work.
>>
>>
>>
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