Since adobe hand over the flex sdk to apache.
I just wonder there will be no adobe flex sdk availabe in future.
And what will the flashuilder use to build swf? Apache flex sdk?
Or there's new compiler ? new Flash sdk?
And if there no mxml based UI like flex sdk, will adobe create another way to help designer and programmer to work togother ?
thanks for any comments.
What I would like to see is a compiler for the flex framework, that will compile it into a native app, I love flex, but my customers hate adobe AIR.
But I get the feeling that Adobe is going to be flogging this dead horse for a long time yet!
My customers are home users and of the older generation, as such most of them are not technically adept, having things pop up such as you need to install air, it confuses them. I know that I can have the air included, but that turns the apk into bloatware.
Air is also unstable on some devices, particularly on devices that are short on resources.
These are the main reasons why I switched to java development, even though it takes me double the development time. But I still love flex, and I still want to program in it.
You are welcome to join the Apache Flex community and write a backend to the new compiler that will spit out native code. The new compiler can already spit out JS so you don't need AIR and can run web apps in mobile browsers and you can use Cordova/PhoneGap on the JS output to produce mobile apps.
Yea, I'd really love to do that, unfortunately I am not that good at programming, at least not anymore, I have an form of dementia, while still at its early stages, I struggle remembering what I already know and have to keep looking things up, as for learning something new, I'm not too sure if it is possible now.
I've just had an idea. Probably not a good one but it would be easier than writing my own compiler. If I adapt the flex framework to include the features in android that are missing from Android, I can write a program to convert the flex application to a Java application, and then compile it with the standard Android SDK.
That way, we can use the ease of Flex with the standard Android components to make a full Java app, and it will include all the latest features.
I can write a program to convert the flex application to a Java application, and then compile it with the standard Android SDK.
A ton of work for anybody. I'd drop that idea now.
A number of my clients have been quite happy with the standard flash projector ( though it's a pain that you can't rename the window ).
> new compiler can already spit out JS ... you can use Cordova/PhoneGap ... to produce mobile apps
Is there a "FlexJS Status" URL where we can learn the current status of this project?
I was under the impression that this is "in the works" i.e. a partial implementation...
Your comment, quoted above, gives the impression that, at least, things are moving forward substantially...
Is there a resource that we can check occasionally to see "how partial" and "how substantially"?
The main wiki page is here: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLEX/FlexJS
Follow the Apache Flex firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list for latest news. There is a lot of traffic on that list, but you can filter for emails with the subject Re: The future of flashbuilder and compiler ? in them.
I will be presenting on FlexJS at 360Flex this year.