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From Raju Bitter <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Flex for Apache Incubator
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2011 10:25:56 GMT
Thanks, Bertrand. Agreed! :-)

I have never been part of an Apache Incubator process, just wanted to 
make sure that the proposal contains as much information as possible 
from the beginning; but I guess you are right, that would be too detailed.


On 12/22/11 11:20 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> Hi Raju,
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Raju Bitter<>  wrote:
>> ...I agree with you that Flex is different in that it's targeting a
>> proprietary VM. That's why I think it should be a goal of Apache Flex
>> to create an alternative runtime, next to Flash/AIR, and it should be
>> part of the proposal. Since I'm not an ASF member, I can just hint to
>> it, it's up to the ASF members to make that decision....
> I agree that this would be a worthy goal to pursue, but that would IMO
> be a separate Apache or other open source project - the skills
> required to work on Flex or on the SWF runtime are quite different
> IMO, so I'd see that as a sister project rather than another Flex
> module.
>> ...Again, I'm in favor of an Apache Flex project, but based on this
>> information I would suggest to find answers to the following
>> questions...
> I think your questions are all valid, but I also think discussing them
> in detail now is premature - let's get the podling started, and
> address those questions during incubation.
> Becoming an Apache project is a process, and entering incubation is
> just the first step. Accepting the proposal just means we think it's
> worth trying, so we create that podling and see how it works.
> The Flex podling will have a lot of work to do until it eventually
> reaches top-level project state, and your questions are probably part
> of that, but I think it's premature to discuss them in detail now.
> -Bertrand
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