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From Omar Gonzalez <>
Subject Re: How to prepare Apache Flex 5 to run in the new AVM in Flashplayer 12?
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:59:10 GMT
> That being said, wouldn't it be advantageous to think about APIs that
> could stand the test of major refactors and start migrating or add
> extensions to the current code base that would give developers the option
> to start moving towards the next framework?
> I mean, a public API is just that, what goes on under the surface is for
> the low level developers to think about and implement.
> So you have Flex 5 that starts to really use this new API that maybe uses
> some adapters to fit some popular components under the API while creating
> more modular revisions at the same time.
> I think some type of simultaneous refactor is possible giving the amount
> of brains around here.
> Mike
> --
> Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC
While that may work, the differences so far described in AS4 and the new VM
sound so fundamentally different from what we have in AS3/AVM2 that I don't
actually believe this would be possible. Based on rumors not even Starling
is compatible, and the display list will pretty much be gone.

I think it would probably be a complete waste of time to do that, but of
course I may be wrong.

I think the only way forward is to start with a brand new unit test suite,
and build a new version of the Flex framework from the ground up, the right
way. Modular and unit tested, such that it can grow from a small baby to a
full grown application framework as we know it today. Trying to shoehorn
the current base so it could possibly take advantage of some features of a
new VM seems like a waste of effort.

That said, anyone here is free to do what they want really. If it turns out
well it'll likely be voted into a release. :)


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