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From Ben Dalton <bendal...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [POLL] - Must Flex 5 be a complete rewrite or can flex code base be re-architectured?
Date Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:28:08 GMT
It depends on the goals of the Flex project. If we are looking to create
something that is purpose built for the Flash runtime, then I don't believe
so.

However, if we are looking at Flex as a toolkit to build rich interfaces
and are willing to break from the SWF compile target being our core focus,
then I believe yes.

I think that question really needs to be answered first.

While I love Flex as-is, we are seeing Adobe's priorities change for the
runtime and even some version fragmentation that we hadn't before (pepper
flash player in chrome and the MS flash player built into metro IE). It
pains me to say this but it looks like the standard HTML js CSS world is
receiving all of the developer efforts right now and I think that we should
make that a focus if we want this project to survive and thrive beyond the
next year or two.

There is a conflict of interest here which I'm sure we are all aware of.
The goals of building the best toolkit for rich applications for mass
consumption and the goals of enhancing the current toolkit to continue
servicing our enterprise clients seem to be in conflict.

This is my two cents of an opinion and I will be glad if I am mistaken.



On Friday, November 16, 2012, s├ębastien Paturel wrote:

> After several discussions about the difficulty to break UIComponent for
> example, and the whole re-architecturing of flex SDK issue.
> I'd like to launch this poll to see if there's a consensus about it.
>
> So in your opinion flex SDk:
>
> 1- Need a complete re write
> 2- Can be re architectured from the current code base
>
> Thanks
>
>

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