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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: ASC 2.0 and Falcon
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:25:37 GMT
I am more than happy to work on Falcon.  I spent some time in the MXML
handling just before the "announcement".  IMO, you don't have to know
compiler theory to contribute to Falcon.  That part has pretty much been
taken care of.  It is now a matter of fixing bugs and getting the MXML
transcoding to work.

But I want to make sure I'm working on the most important things, and folks
have different opinions on importance.  Top on my list is the FalconJS
donation.  Then Maven, then some remaining mustella stuff, then another
release of bug fixes and small features, then graduation to top-level
project, then Falcon MXML handling.  The first two involve lots of waiting
for meetings and reviews and others to respond, so I am getting a few
mustella things done then will fix some bugs.  So I don't see myself working
on Falcon for a bit longer, but I can be convinced otherwise.  I'm going to
be at 360Min so if you are going to be there, you can try to convince me in

Regarding tests for Falcon, I don't know what it will take to get the tests
donated, but if we get more MXML handling working in Falcon instead (which
is under the control of this community), we can run Falcon against the full
mustella suite and find failures that way, and then mustella can serve as
another validation suite for changes to Falcon.  Sure, not as good as having
unit tests, but given constraints on Gordon's time, this might be a more
productive choice.

On 10/18/12 9:45 AM, "Erik de Bruin" <> wrote:

> Hey, amazing! Two whole worthwhile discussions in one day... and one
> is even about compilers ;-)
> People are working together, helping each other along. Keep the ball
> rolling; we have lift off!
> EdB
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM, Michael Schmalle
> <> wrote:
>> Wow I totally missed that.
>> I can't believe I missed that, I feel like an idiot. :)
>> I'm saying that I am not the one that knows how to get this in the build
>> etc, I know nothing about that stuff but I will see what I can do.
>> Mike
>> Quoting Omar Gonzalez <>:
>>>> Gordon mentioned he was getting tests setup for the framework, I have
>>>> been
>>>> waiting, I'm not doing anything until there is at least a consensus
>>>> between
>>>> members of this project on how to do that. But wait, there are no members
>>>> of the project that are even involved with the compiler right now that I
>>>> am
>>>> aware of?
>>>> Anybody out there... ?
>>> Oh hey, look! Its unit tests ->
>>> -tests/org/apache/flex/compiler/internal/parsing/mxml/MXMLTokenizerTests.jav
>>> a?revision=1391636&view=markup
>>> Not much, and poorly written, but there is one there, so the ball has been
>>> pushed. Now it just needs to get rolling. ;)
>>> -omar
>> --
>> Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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