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From Om <bigosma...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ASC 2.0 and Falcon
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:52:22 GMT
Mike, I see your point, but I cant square with this statement:

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.


How exactly would a company using Flex start using the new VM if it does
not support Flex?  As long as they use Flex, they would still be using
AVM2.




On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Michael A. Labriola <
labriola@digitalprimates.net> 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 - feathersui.com) 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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