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From sébastien Paturel <>
Subject Re: Starling + Flex
Date Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:58:58 GMT
Thanks for the update,
but why would it require a "fairly massive rewrite" exactly?
when you say "I would look at that" about feathersui, you mean as an 
alternative to flex?

its quite a bad news IMO. if flex can't "easely" target a new rendering 
layer like starling, which stay in an Adobe runtime,
what is the future of flex as a multi platform framework, and especially 
as a mobile SDK?

> After discussing with Thibault and spending time working on this I've
> determined that a fairly massive rewrite would be required. Shortly after
> they released and I will say that it is a nice bit
> of work. I would look at that.
> On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 8:40 AM, sébastien Paturel
> <>wrote:
>> Hi jonathan,
>> What is the state of this very promising project?
>> Le 14/06/2012 18:46, Jonathan Campos a écrit :
>>   Recently I've been getting aquatinted with Starling to see if it could
>>> work
>>> with Flex. After a few days of playing I think that it is possible but I
>>> do
>>> see the issues now and there is plenty of work that is necessary to make
>>> it
>>> happen.
>>> To get things going I basically cut down the UIComponent (to the parts
>>> that
>>> I cared about), made a copy of the entire Flex framework (as many
>>> interfaces rely on DisplayObject, etc), replaced them with Starling
>>> classes, rebuilt some of the Spark primitives, and "adjusted" some of the
>>> starling classes to fit some of the Flash interfaces.
>>> At this point I'm definitely going to wait to get the 4.8 release out
>>> before giving this more time but I think it is possible. I'm sure other
>>> developers are already aware of it but if we could make some new
>>> interfaces
>>> such as an IDisplayObject it would be much easier switching out
>>> DisplayObject for a Starling DisplayObject.
>>> Just thinking out loud at this point.

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