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From Igor Costa <igorco...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Falcon update
Date Sat, 14 Jul 2012 01:20:40 GMT
Great news by the end of week.

For sure many of us at community was waiting some updates on Falcon.


Thanks for update us.
----------------------------
Igor Costa
www.igorcosta.com
www.igorcosta.org


On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Carlos Rovira <
carlos.rovira@codeoscopic.com> wrote:

> Hi Gordon!
>
> Very good news and very glad to hear such news from you.
>
> Hope all your plans evolve gracefully since Falcon is really promising.
>
> Apache Flex seems to be getting cruise speed! :)
>
> Go Apache Flex! Go!  :)
>
> C.
>
>
> 2012/7/13 Glenn Williams <info@tinylion.co.uk>
>
> > Thanks and hello
> >
> > Im amazed and really pleased to hear that so much mxml work has already
> > been
> > done
> >
> > I was thinking we'd be starting from scratch
> >
> > Great news!
> >
> > g
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gordon Smith [mailto:gosmith@adobe.com]
> > Sent: 13 July 2012 21:53
> > To: flex-dev@incubator.apache.org
> > 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 tag.
> >
> > 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
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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