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From "Sugan Naicker" <>
Subject RE: Flex Design view removed - major 'marketing' disaster
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:29:40 GMT

Some thoughts :

The Flex Design view is a major 'marketing' feature to adopt Flex as a
serious IDE amongst newbies, removing this feature would make the learning
curve for newbies more difficult and would decrease the number of new
developers adopting Apache Flex. We could end up shooting ourselves in the
foot from a marketing aspect.



-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Harui [] 
Sent: 13 December 2012 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: Flex Design view removed

On 12/12/12 11:29 PM, "Devesh Mishra" <> wrote:

> So, you want to say that it is not possible to make a generic FB with 
> design view that will be supported by all SDK OR FB has been initially 
> implemented in that way only ?
FB was implemented in that way, and there are no plans on Adobe's part to
invest in a total rewrite of Design View.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Harui []
> Sent: 13 December 2012 12:48
> To:
> Subject: Re: Flex Design view removed
> On 12/12/12 11:11 PM, "Devesh Mishra" <> wrote:
>> But what is the reason behind to remove the design view ?
> Design View was implemented in a way that tied it to specific SDK
> When Flex and FlashBuilder were both developed at Adobe and shipped at 
> the same time, great pains were taken to make sure Design View worked.  
> It was not practical for FB to be able to ensure that Design View 
> would work with future releases of Apache Flex, so it was removed instead.
>> I mean this feature was very essential part of FB.
> It is certainly possible for Apache Flex to try to build a similar 
> Eclipse plug-in, but so far, nobody has stepped up to try to do it.  
> Certainly, there are many disappointed people out there, but so far 
> there hasn't been enough complaints to motivate anyone to try to replace
Design View.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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