6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 19, 2009 10:40 AM by HyderAlamgir

    Would you recommend Gumbo for production release?

    HyderAlamgir Level 1

      I'm working on an enterprise solution comprising of customer facing, crm, reporting and back office solutions. The guis are slated to be built entirely in Flex. We're still only in the planning stage right now.


      The features of Gumbo are terribly inticing and the designer-developer workflows would boost our productity to a whole new level. But I'm skeptical about using a beta platform to launch our application off of.


      We plan on launching our application within the next 3 months.

       

       

      My concerns are:

       

      • I understand Adobe does not usually provide hints about release of future products but since Gumbo is an open source platform, is there a general idea to when Gumbo could be production ready?

       

      • Are stable versions of Gumbo truly stable? If we launch our application on a certain stable version, will it stay stable regardless of updates to the Flash Player?

       

      • If we don't decide to go with Gumbo, how painstaking is the migration process and what steps can we take while development to make our application migration-ready?... for example, migration documentations to go with individual components.
        • 1. Re: Would you recommend Gumbo for production release?
          Michael Borbor Level 4

          Hi there Gumbo is expected to be release this year in Q4, so far there 

          isn't a stable version but quite soon will be one I can't tell you a 

          date but wait just a little bit.

           

          The migration is gonna painless You are going to be able to import a 

          flex 3 app to FB4 and compile right away.

           

          Sincerely,

           

          Michael

           

          El 19/04/2009, a las 11:28, HyderAlamgir <forums@adobe.com> escribió:

           

          >

          I'm working on an enterprise solution comprising of customer facing, 

          crm, reporting and back office solutions. The guis are slated to be 

          built entirely in Flex. We're still only in the planning stage right 

          now.

          >

          The features of Gumbo are terribly inticing and the designer-

          developer workflows would boost our productity to a whole new level. 

          But I'm skeptical about using a beta platform to launch our 

          application off of.

          >

          We plan on launching our application within the next 3 months.

          >

          >

          My concerns are:

          >

          - I understand Adobe does not usually provide hints about release of 

          future products but since Gumbo is an open source platform, is there 

          a general idea to when Gumbo could be production ready?

          >

          - Are stable versions of Gumbo truly stable? If we launch our 

          application on a certain stable version, will it stay stable 

          regardless of updates to the Flash Player?

          >

          - If we don't decide to go with Gumbo, how painstaking is the 

          migration process and what steps can we take while development to 

          make our application migration-ready?... for example, migration 

          documentations to go with individual components.

          >

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          • 2. Re: Would you recommend Gumbo for production release?
            HyderAlamgir Level 1

            Thanks for the quick answer Michael.

             

            How about migrating to the new namespace? I believe declarative graphics will be unavailable unless the new namespace is being used, am I right?

            • 3. Re: Would you recommend Gumbo for production release?
              Michael Borbor Level 4

              There's going to be a new build within the next 2 or 3 weeks I believe 

              that will have the new namespaces specification include right now 

              there's a draft doc in opensource.adobe.com that talks about how the 

              namespaces will work together there you can find the answer to your 

              last question.

               

              Sincerely,

               

              Michael

               

              El 19/04/2009, a las 11:58, HyderAlamgir <forums@adobe.com> escribió:

               

              >

              Thanks for the quick answer Michael.

              >

              How about migrating to the new namespace? I believe declarative 

              graphics will be unavailable unless the new namespace is being used, 

              am I right?

              >

              • 4. Re: Would you recommend Gumbo for production release?
                Michael Borbor Level 4

                In the meantime you could use Defgrafa to do sorta of the stuff that 

                Gumbo has.

                 

                Sincerely,

                 

                Michael

                 

                El 19/04/2009, a las 11:58, HyderAlamgir <forums@adobe.com> escribió:

                 

                >

                Thanks for the quick answer Michael.

                >

                How about migrating to the new namespace? I believe declarative 

                graphics will be unavailable unless the new namespace is being used, 

                am I right?

                >

                1 person found this helpful
                • 5. Re: Would you recommend Gumbo for production release?
                  HyderAlamgir Level 1

                  Thanks Michael, that was pretty much all I needed to know.

                  • 6. Re: Would you recommend Gumbo for production release?
                    Michael Borbor Level 4

                    You're welcome. Glad I could help you.

                     

                    Sincerely,

                     

                    Michael

                     

                    El 19/04/2009, a las 12:40, HyderAlamgir <forums@adobe.com> escribió:

                     

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                    Thanks Michael, that was pretty much all I needed to know.

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