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From Gordon Smith <>
Subject RE: ASC 2.0 and Falcon
Date Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:03:12 GMT
The new VM Adobe is developing is for both Flash Player and AIR.

- Gordon

-----Original Message-----
From: sébastien Paturel [] 
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 5:10 AM
Subject: Re: ASC 2.0 and Falcon

Hi Thibault,
Does this VM change will also be applied to next AIR runtime?

Le 19/10/2012 01:31, Thibault Imbert a écrit :
> Hi Mike,
> Just to clarify. I am not saying Flex developers should bet on 
> Feathers/Starling to be the next Flex.
> I was just giving examples of how a very lightweight Flex could work 
> on this new runtime.
> Thibault Imbert | sr. product manager gaming (Graphics, Language, VM,
> Compiler) | Monocle | adobe systems
> <> | 
> <> | @thibault_imbert
> On 10/18/12 3:38 PM, ""
> <> wrote:
>>> Just a heads up, given the architecture changes of the next-gen 
>>> runtime, Flex will not be able to run in it. I would "highly" 
>>> recommend you guys having a look at Feathers (work from Josh 
>>> >Tynjala - on top of Starling, which will run beautifully
in our next runtime.
>> Before this goes much farther, please keep in mind that Flex will run 
>> in the current AVM, that isn't changing.
>> It won't run in the new AVM, which is primarily for gaming. While I 
>> am sure the new VM is just the best thing, anywhere, ever, I am a 
>> little worried that it won't immediately (or ever) support all of the 
>> features relevant to Flex applications (which usually aren't games). 
>> As an example, the internationalization APIs in the Flash VM were 
>> never finished, I can't imagine their port and expansion is a high priority.
>> This is Apache and everyone is free to spend their cycles where they 
>> see fit. To me though, I wouldn't "highly" recommend trying to reach 
>> this new future-target. If Adobe plans on honoring their promises, 
>> Flash Player will continue to run Flex apps for at least the next 4 
>> years. If the new VM is so universally lauded, that it becomes the 
>> choice for large-scale applications within companies using Flex 
>> world-wide, then I will re-evaluate.
>> In the meantime, if we are talking about porting or rewriting Flex, I 
>> have a few other places that seem more relevant today.
>> My $1.50,
>> Mike

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