4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2008 12:04 PM by matt_chotin

    Flex Chart -- Why is it so buggy and not getting fixed

    kumarpandey
      Hi
      We are trying to replace our realtime dashborad with flex 3.x charts. We're getting hit with numereous memory issues such as -
      http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FLEXDMV-1686
      http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/SDK-15710

      Bugs have been filed since April and no updates from Adobe at all.
      At the current state Flex chart is only good for displaying static data that doesn't change.

      Why is this not in flex's high priority list given the fact that one of the major allure of flex (besides multi-media of course) right now is charting on the client to off load server load?
      Why is the flex charting group so unresponsive to bugs filed given the fact that people are shedding quite a bit of mulla to get this functionality??

        • 1. Re: Flex Chart -- Why is it so buggy and not getting fixed
          Level 7

          "kumarpandey" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:g7vj8k$b44$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi
          > We are trying to replace our realtime dashborad with flex 3.x charts.
          > We're
          > getting hit with numereous memory issues such as -
          > http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FLEXDMV-1686
          > http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/SDK-15710
          >
          > Bugs have been filed since April and no updates from Adobe at all.
          > At the current state Flex chart is only good for displaying static data
          > that
          > doesn't change.
          >
          > Why is this not in flex's high priority list given the fact that one of
          > the
          > major allure of flex (besides multi-media of course) right now is charting
          > on
          > the client to off load server load?
          > Why is the flex charting group so unresponsive to bugs filed given the
          > fact
          > that people are shedding quite a bit of mulla to get this functionality??
          >

          Have you checked the nightly SDK builds? I know there are quite a few bug
          fixes out there.


          • 2. Re: Flex Chart -- Why is it so buggy and not getting fixed
            matt_chotin Level 3
            http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/SDK-15710 has been opened for our next milestone (3.2). I've sent the chart bug back to our internal review board to evaluate.
            • 3. Re: Flex Chart -- Why is it so buggy and not getting fixed
              kumarpandey Level 1
              I'm attaching here the section from sdk-15710 (flex jira) where numerous people have been asking for the availability of this bug fix which have gone unanswered.
              Hoping someone from adobe will have some answers.

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              eddie berman - [10/03/08 12:55 PM ]
              We're in need of this fix as well. Can you give some indication as to when it might be ready for consumption, or if it already is how we might be able to get it? (Also any comment on FLEXDMV-1882 would be appreciated as well). Thanks.
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              eddie berman - [10/03/08 12:55 PM ] We're in need of this fix as well. Can you give some indication as to when it might be ready for consumption, or if it already is how we might be able to get it? (Also any comment on FLEXDMV-1882 would be appreciated as well). Thanks.

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              kai mai - [10/22/08 06:11 PM ]
              any update on when this fix will go out and how we can help test this fix?
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              kai mai - [10/22/08 06:11 PM ] any update on when this fix will go out and how we can help test this fix?

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              Alan Carwile - [11/07/08 07:20 PM ]
              On the Adobe site, there are two bugs that seem to be the cause of the memory leak we are seeing when using the Flex Charting package with 3.0 Flex, running on Windows XP Pro SP2. Both are recorded as Fixed, and one is also noted as Closed. Still we are seeing what looks like one or both of these bugs.

              Adobe Flex community: How do we verify for certain that we are running versions of Flex containing these fixes? What version has fixes for both cases? How do we make sure?

              Please provide more information in the JIRA issues for both bugs. Obviously these are of interest to the developer community, given the follow-up posts and the number of Voters and Watchers.

              Thanks,
              Alan Carwile, Omneon, Inc. acarwile@omneon.com
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              http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/SDK-15710
              Flex SDK
              Memory Leak in Charting
              Fixed, Closed
              Votes: 12
              Watchers: 19
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              http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FLEXDMV-1772
              Flex Data Visualization Components
              ARLabelData class in AxisRenderer.as is causing memory leak with every new update of dataProvider in ColumnChart
              Fixed, Resolved
              Votes: 1
              Watchers: 1
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              • 4. Re: Flex Chart -- Why is it so buggy and not getting fixed
                matt_chotin Level 3
                Flex Builder 3.0.2 which should include the fix is hopefully going to be available on 11/17 assuming all goes well.