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From Thibault Imbert <timb...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: ASC 2.0 and Falcon
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:31:15 GMT
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
gaming.adobe.com <http://gaming.adobe.com/> | bytearray.org
<http://bytearray.org/> | @thibault_imbert






On 10/18/12 3:38 PM, "labriola@digitalprimates.net"
<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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