in the recent Whitepaper* you write that you no longer develop Flash Catalyst.
Wouldnt it be great if you make it open source (contribute to Apache as well?)
or sell it to another developer so that it can be continued to be developed ?
I think many people will totally agree with this and would be happy to continue using
Flash Catalyst to visually built/prototype engaging GUI for the Apache Flex Framework.
What do you think ?
Flash Catalyst CS5.5 is the last release of Flash Catalyst.
At this time, it will not be updated to work with Flex SDK 4.6 or any Apache Flex releases nor will it be included in future versions of the Adobe Creative Suite software offerings.
im also very interrested to know the answer.
But im afraid they wont because it uses code from other proprietary tools.
And even if the community get flash catalyst source code, it will be useless (in a sens) mainly because the synergy with other Adobe Tools will not be maintained. And for me it was the main power of Flash Catalyst.
And knowing that, i think it is more easy for Apache community to create a new tool from scratch not linked to Adobe's tooling chain.
It could be a Flex app!!
For you information, the design view from Flash Builder has also been discontinued by Adobe. But in that case its a flex app incorporated in Flash Builder so theres good chances that Adobe will donate it to Apache community.
So why not use the design view as a base for a Flash Catalyst like tool? by making it a standalone tool or designers.
...a combination of both would be awesome, Flex Designview with built in WYSIWYG for filters and animation
That would be a true Rapid Developement 2012like IDE
In that Case Designers could use the same IDE to create interactive Prototypes and Developers could work with the same project without the hassel of im/exporting!