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From "BentBit Apache-Flex" <>
Subject RE: Apache Flex GUI Designer tools
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 17:04:35 GMT

	I use design view to "preview" elements of my Flash Builder
project. Previewing makes the design workflow much faster because I can
see how the project is going to look. I rarely rely on design view to make
actual changes to my projects because it is slow and unreliable.

	Would it be possible to develop some sort of a preview that would
function for Apache Flex and Adobe Flex? I am not worried about losing
design view, just the preview capability.



-----Original Message-----
From: Stakesoft [] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 10:32 AM
Subject: RE: Apache Flex GUI Designer tools

Technical issues aside I suspect there a good few of us that rely on
design views (and we are not all noobs). Many are supporting not having a
DV as they don't use it and that's fine for them but a bit of a disaster
for others. There are IDE's with DV's and those without - the best in my
mind all have a DV.

If Adobe are not taking care of the SDK or the DV it leaves much less
advantage over other free software.

Non DV developers at Adobe please try and understand how important a DV is
to the many who use it. I wish 4.7 onwards all the best but it will just
about unusable for me.


-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui [] 
Sent: 02 October 2012 17:12
Subject: Re: Apache Flex GUI Designer tools

On 10/2/12 8:55 AM, "Sebastian Mohr" <> wrote:

> @Adobe ... what's wrong with continuing building GUI
> designer tools for Apache Flex? Is that really something
> that is not worth investing into? You already created those
> tools. So, why not sharing some of your expertise with the
> community, and, not locking your code in the archives of
> Adobe history?
This has been discussed before.  Design View is highly dependent on a Flex
SDK version.  It is not practical for Adobe to maintain DV in FB now that
SDKs are coming from Apache.

I think the DV code is flawed for that reason and some others.  It is
probably better to simply start over.  AFAIK, it is "just" an Eclipse

If figuring out some aspect of the plug-in turns out to be difficult, I
try to see if there are some pieces we could donate, but the assessment
the owners of the code is that there isn't much that is re-usable.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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