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From Michael Schmalle <>
Subject Re: [FALCON] It starts with an idea
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:08:37 GMT

I am having a REAL HARD time understanding why Android is different  
from the Flash Player, AIR etc.

The only thing I am starting to get here is this project is still  
married to Adobe in a big way.

It's a shame, I bring up an idea about bridging the Flex compiler to  
some other open-source project and I get the "your not inline with the  
projects goals".

What to keep giving Adobe and their Flash Player all the support and  
hype, hey they have Stage3D now folks we must create a whole new  
framework that runs on it!?

Is there any other Apache project that is so dependent on a  
proprietary technology like Flex is with the Flash Player?


Quoting Michael Schmalle <>:

> Hey,
> Don't get me wrong here people, I always sound like an instigator  
> because I love life to much to be tied down to a thought.
> Yes I read Carlos's thoughts on splitting the project and not being  
> "inline" with the project's "multi-deployment" goals. This is where  
> translation gets lost in email and culture I guess.
> Please re-read what I wrote about the Swiss Army knife analogy.
> All, I am not a corporation nor an huge entity that could create  
> this mammoth run everywhere dream you hope of. I AM a developer that  
> is very into Android and see a bridge with this project. A use-case.
> So who is to say If I could with others help get this to work, that  
> it couldn't then be applied to other platforms?
> My strong emphasis on Android is to say, hey focus on the one  
> first(something that you are good at), get it right, perfect it and  
> then move to the many. That is all I am saying, how we get there is  
> another story.
> Bertrand, your right with that comment about splitting communities.  
> I guess this is why I haven't brought this up because I disagree  
> with the main mission of the run everywhere majic this project is  
> trying to hold, I think it's holding ti back.
> The truth is, If I got ostracized because of this idea I would just  
> quit and do all Android/Music like my original plan was, why even  
> help something I don't use.
> Mike
> Quoting Bertrand Delacretaz <>:
>> On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Carlos Rovira
>> <> wrote:
>>> ...My key points here is: whatever you want to do is up to you,  
>>> but to be part
>>> of Apache Flex should be aligned with the main focus and goal of the
>>> project. If you use the Falcon compiler to make something useful but
>>> different, I think it could be a brand new project, that could have sense
>>> in its own....
>> Splitting projects usually splits communities as well - IMO some
>> android-specific stuff could very well live in an "android" subfolder
>> here.
>> -Bertrand
> -- 
> Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

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