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From Maxime Cowez <maxime.co...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Kick starter
Date Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:52:42 GMT
On 11/14/2012 12:06 PM, Maxime Cowez wrote:

> I think it would be great if there were an AutoComplete component built
> into Flex, but I do have some reservations with this approach. The biggest
> issue from my point of view is that one company/person would decide what
> the basic implementation will be, possibly making it harder for us to add
> the things we need later on.
>

  Isn't all development like that, though?  How many people did you
converse with before you tried your own implementation?

> true, but then I never intended my implementation to be the de facto
standard and claimed that it would be donated to Apache Flex.
> Is open-source development not supposed to be more about putting our
ideas together? Or am I being too idealistic here?


For instance: for an AutoComplete component to be truly compatible with the
> existing Flex framework, I believe that its API should be as similar as
> possible to a List component (i.e. it must expose 'selectedItem',
> 'selectedItems', 'selectedIndices', etc. properties). If this kickstarter
> project decides to implement the component otherwise, it might be very hard
> to add this later on.
>

 The existing Flextras AutoComplete extends the Flex ComboBox; which
includes all those properties.  The new development will be an off-shoot of
the current Flextras AutoComplete.  Current ASDocs are here:
https://www.flextras.com/**AutoCompleteComboBox/docs/**
asdocsSpark/spark/flextras/**autoCompleteComboBox/**
AutoCompleteComboBoxLite.html<https://www.flextras.com/AutoCompleteComboBox/docs/asdocsSpark/spark/flextras/autoCompleteComboBox/AutoCompleteComboBoxLite.html>

> I might be wrong, but I don't think `selectedItems` will return all the
items that were selected using this AutoComplete, since this component does
not display a list of these selected items.
> Anyway I don't wish to discuss technicalities here; I was merely trying
to give an example of a decision that may have great impact down the road,
when the community takes over.


To me it feels a bit like going back to the days that Adobe decided on the
> basic implementation and we were allowed to give some feedback. I must
> admit that feeling comes from the fact that I've put in a lot of hours
> myself, and I may not have anything to say in this project, unless I
> donated some money to the kickstarter project. Somehow that doesn't feel
> right.
>

 So, how do you propose I do things differently?  Feel free to contact me
privately if you prefer.

> Let me give that some more thought. I'll get back to you.


On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 6:21 PM, Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com>wrote:

> On 11/14/2012 12:06 PM, Maxime Cowez wrote:
>
>> I think it would be great if there were an AutoComplete component built
>> into Flex, but I do have some reservations with this approach. The biggest
>> issue from my point of view is that one company/person would decide what
>> the basic implementation will be, possibly making it harder for us to add
>> the things we need later on.
>>
>
>   Isn't all development like that, though?  How many people did you
> converse with before you tried your own implementation?
>
>
>  For instance: for an AutoComplete component to be truly compatible with
>> the existing Flex framework, I believe that its API should be as similar as
>> possible to a List component (i.e. it must expose 'selectedItem',
>> 'selectedItems', 'selectedIndices', etc. properties). If this kickstarter
>> project decides to implement the component otherwise, it might be very hard
>> to add this later on.
>>
>
>  The existing Flextras AutoComplete extends the Flex ComboBox; which
> includes all those properties.  The new development will be an off-shoot of
> the current Flextras AutoComplete.  Current ASDocs are here:
> https://www.flextras.com/**AutoCompleteComboBox/docs/**
> asdocsSpark/spark/flextras/**autoCompleteComboBox/**
> AutoCompleteComboBoxLite.html<https://www.flextras.com/AutoCompleteComboBox/docs/asdocsSpark/spark/flextras/autoCompleteComboBox/AutoCompleteComboBoxLite.html>
>
>
>  To me it feels a bit like going back to the days that Adobe decided on
>> the basic implementation and we were allowed to give some feedback. I must
>> admit that feeling comes from the fact that I've put in a lot of hours
>> myself, and I may not have anything to say in this project, unless I
>> donated some money to the kickstarter project. Somehow that doesn't feel
>> right.
>>
>
>  So, how do you propose I do things differently?  Feel free to contact me
> privately if you prefer.
>
>
>
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