incubator-flex-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From Nicholas Kwiatkowski <nicho...@spoon.as>
Subject Re: Starling + Flex
Date Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:00:55 GMT
I've taken a look at it, and gave it the half-day heave.

It looks to be a pretty big task.  The biggest problem is the lack of a
DisplayList, which is the model that Flex is based on.  That in itself will
cause well over 900 classes to have to be re-engineered.  After you've
re=engineered those, all you would have left is the networking stack, and
some one-offs (like Mike's favorite -- binding!).

I'm not saying that Flex shouldn't go that route, but I think at this point
of the game, it would be unfeasible for us to think we can take this on in
the short-term.  There are LOTS of other things I'd like to see happen
before we refactor to use the "this is Adobe's direction today" technology.

-Nick

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 11:07 AM, aYo ~ <ayo@binitie.com> wrote:

> Considering the discussions on the various forums, it doesn't look very
> promising
> On Oct 21, 2012 3:59 PM, "sébastien Paturel" <sebpatu.flex@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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 http://feathersui.com/ 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
> >> <sebpatu.flex@gmail.com>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.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >
>

Mime
  • Unnamed multipart/alternative (inline, None, 0 bytes)
View raw message