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Author Topic: Adobe to Open Source Flex  (Read 3756 times)

tinjaw

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Adobe to Open Source Flex
« on: April 26, 2007, 01:42:24 PM »
On April 26, Adobe announced strategic plans to move the development of Flex to an open source model.

    * Adobe To Open Source Flex (Press Release at Adobe.com)

Overview

Adobe is announcing plans to open source Flex under the Mozilla Public License (MPL). This includes not only the source to the ActionScript components from the Flex SDK, which have been available in source code form with the SDK since Flex 2 was released, but also includes the Java source code for the ActionScript and MXML compilers, the ActionScript debugger and the core ActionScript libraries from the SDK. The Flex SDK includes all of the components needed to create Flex applications that run in any browser - on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux and on now on the desktop using “Apollo”.

Developers can use the Flex SDK to freely develop and deploy Flex applications using either Adobe Flex Builder or an IDE of their choice.

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Re: Adobe to Open Source Flex
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007, 10:14:40 AM »
That sounds cool!


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Re: Adobe to Open Source Flex
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007, 10:19:03 AM »
Wow I didn't realise the Flex SDK was already free. It looks quite powerful and I assume this is a politcal move in order to boost their Apollo framework?

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Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop.

Apollo enables developers to create applications that combine the benefits of web applications – network and user connectivity, rich media content, ease of development, and broad reach – with the strengths of desktop applications – application interactions, local resource access, personal settings, powerful functionality, and rich interactive experiences.

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Re: Adobe to Open Source Flex
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2007, 10:27:23 AM »
tinjaw, you're an angel!   :) :)
Wow! that's news! :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

everyone interested head to
http://osflash.org
and
http://osflash.org/o...ource_flash_projects
in particular

yay!
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Re: Adobe to Open Source Flex
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007, 03:15:09 PM »
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Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop.

Apollo enables developers to create applications that combine the benefits of web applications – network and user connectivity, rich media content, ease of development, and broad reach – with the strengths of desktop applications – application interactions, local resource access, personal settings, powerful functionality, and rich interactive experiences.

Yay! Web 2 on my desktop!