Apache Flex Steering Survey

From: Keith S.
Sent on: Friday, July 27, 2012 11:38 AM

With the successful release of Apache Flex 4.8.0-incubating (previously announced below)  it is timely to have a discussion/consensus around the priorities going forward. Below is a link to a survey that will help with establishing a set of objectives, features and functions (roadmap) that can guide effort over the next 6-12 months. This short survey will help guide and give context to this discussion. This survey is 8 questions and should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Your input is extremely important to the project - thank you for your time.

More background:

The Apache Flex Steering Survey is being organized and executed by members of the 'Open Spoon Foundation' (www.spoon.as) and affiliates in support of the Apache Flex Project. The Foundation (not-for-profit foundation) setup by the Adobe community in 2011 to capture the collective experience of those individuals implementing solutions on the Flex framework and to apply that knowledge in a constructive manner through defect patching, feature contribution and addressing aspects of the framework that limit extensibility. Spoon's has a membership of several hundred and growing (a number of who are Apache Flex committers and PMC members). The survey is part of an effort to bring the community together, plan and organize ourselves to move forward from the recent 4.8.0-incubating release. The next 6 months will be an important stage for Apache Flex during which Adobe's code/effort donations will be finalized and the first true 'new' release will be undertaken. It is also a critical time in the market to begin rebuilding interest and commitment in the technology. The chances of success at this environment will be greatly improved by a coordinated community effort towards the right objectives, which is what the steering survey is going to contribute towards. The survey is live right now & will remain open until August 21st, the data is meant to be used by Spoon and the Apache Flex project. No commercial or personal information will be shared publically, only aggregated results for the purpose of defining objectives, features and functions as part of the roadmap planning/organizing discussion.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Apache Flex 4.8.0-incubating

The Apache Flex community is pleased to announce the release of Apache Flex 4.8.0-incubating!

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash Platform-based applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop. For those new to Apache Flex and the open source project the following presentations are very informative:

This is the first release under the Incubator of the Apache Software Foundation and represents the initial donation of Adobe Flex 4.6 by Adobe System Inc.  Note that because Apache Flex is under "incubation", Apache Flex is not an official Apache Project, and this is not an official Apache release.  For more information see the DISCLAIMER file in the release.

This release marks the start of a new era for Flex. The future of Flex is now driven by the community instead of a corporation.  Users can have important bugs fixed or new features added by contributing the code themselves.

Apache Flex is available in source form from the following download page:

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Apache Flex release packages are different from Adobe release packages.
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