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From Michael Schmalle <>
Subject Re: [FALCON] It starts with an idea
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:40:15 GMT
Well I can guarantee my development is strictly native Android for the  
next couple years at least hopefully a lot longer.

I could see myself contributing a huge amount of my own resources if I  
somehow tied that into my Android endeavors. Creating an abstraction  
of their UI stuff would be really fun and could turn into something I  
hadn't even thought of.

Yes, I am only talking about Android here, that is what I use. I  
really never see myself developing on iOS, so why would I even care  
about it. ;-)

When I write tools I always aim for an abstract structure, dealing  
with MXML we already have it. So if this falls under your HTML5/Web 42  
cross compilation, think tank, cloud computing blah blah blah, then  
great! If not, it does for me. :) (general statement, not aimed at you  


Quoting aYo ~ <>:

> a lot of my current work is now AIR and native Android based. Coming from a
> flash flex background, I found droid development a lot easier  because of
> its similarity to flex development. Michael has a bijou of an idea here.
> On 14 Nov 2012 23:34, "Michael Schmalle" <> wrote:
>> Yes, it does exist and Google has don a fine job promoting their layout
>> designer etc.
>> Coming from years of Flex development and MXML application design I can
>> certainly say that although using XML as they do is great, having a
>> compiler like the MXML compiler could offer a huge abstraction that their
>> XML could not match.
>> Plus the extension side of being able to produce their layout XML OR
>> straight Java constructs is compelling enough for me to want to try it.
>> One of the great things I am realizing about Apache is I don't work for a
>> corporation and even the WC3. I work for myself fulfilling something I see
>> that could help "something", maybe myself as centered as that sounds.
>> Regardless of this idea I have, my point is this. One of Adobe's marketing
>> schemes was to throw crap on every wall possible and market it as such with
>> huge holes in between.
>> Apache Flex will get a new life if us committers and community realize it
>> didn't work then and it won't work now. (The one size fits all). I want to
>> start off with point specific tools that do 1 thing. I have developed
>> enough tools to know you don't invent a swiss army knife until you have
>> invented the knife, screwdriver, cork opener etc. Once you have all the
>> tools you can then put them together.
>> As far a JavFX well, I don't know I haven't used it.
>> Like I said, I have no stake in Flex and I want to stay away from the
>> Flash Player and AIR. This doesn't mean I won't contribute if momentum goes
>> in a certain direction, just that I want my own dream that isn't canned
>> into the cliche'd 2012 HTML5 hype.
>> Mike
>> Quoting Carlos Rovira <**>:
>>  Hi Michael,
>>> could you explain a bit more?. Your idea is about make XML layout for
>>> Android based on Falcon?. I don't know to much about native android
>>> development but this does not exit yet?
>>> btw, a coworker showed me latest version of JavaFX and I think it would be
>>> a good idea for all of us here to see this new version since I think it's
>>> very promising. I saw many things copied from flex (skins, skinparts, xml
>>> layout declaration, netbeans desing view editor,...). If JavaFx is as good
>>> as it seems to be, I think it could be a decent competitor, taking into
>>> account that thinks like eclipse, maven and other industrial tools work
>>> like a charm in java.
>>> 2012/11/14 Gordon Smith <>
>>>  > MXML -> Java Android UI like View and ViewGroup.
>>>> Interesting idea!
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Michael Schmalle  
>>>> [mailto:apache@teotigraphix.**com<>
>>>> ]
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:07 PM
>>>> To:
>>>> Subject: [FALCON] It starts with an idea
>>>> Hey,
>>>> I just wanted to state this in a new thread so others might know my
>>>> intentions as a committer for the time being. Some of you might have
>>>> noticed I am quite interested in the compiler and plan on donating a lot
>>>> of
>>>> my time to it helping Gordon out with tests and trying to get the
>>>> community
>>>> involved by documenting some of the more obscure features.
>>>> One thing I want to note;
>>>> At this point in time in my life I really don't care about Javascript.
>>>> Really, I don't and it's never going to be a badge on my backpack of
>>>> life.
>>>> That being said, I see my contribution in the project a process of joy
>>>> and
>>>> invention. Just writing something to Gordon a second ago I realized what
>>>> that is. The only way I can continue is if I have a goal. That goal is
>>>> realized by the fact I program Java android and do extensive UI stuff
>>>> with
>>>> music applications I have coming up in the next 2 years using a Java C++
>>>> toolkit I have been working on the last
>>>> 10 months.
>>>> What does this mean? MXML -> Java Android UI like View and ViewGroup.
>>>> Man I have no idea how the hell I could do it but I know I want to and am
>>>> going to try.
>>>> Getting into the MXML compiler the last couple days reminded me of the
>>>> diamond in the haystack we have.
>>>> Anyway, more thoughts to come, this was a off the cuff ramble.
>>>> Peace,
>>>> Mike
>>>> --
>>>> Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC
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>> --
>> Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

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