Apache Flex

Thursday July 24, 2014

Apache Flex at ApacheCon EU 2014

The Apache Flex PMC is proud to announce that two of our PMC members - Justin Mclean and Christofer Dutz will be presenting multiple sessions at this year's ApacheCon EU 2014. This is a great way for people within and outside the community to learn about Apache Flex and to find out all the latest updates in the project.

Here are the individual session details:

Building Cordova Applications With Apache Flex
Monday, November 17 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Christofer Dutz, Codecentric AG

An Introduction To Apache Flex
Monday, November 17 • 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Justin Mclean, Class Software

Unit Testing Apache Flex Applications
Monday, November 17 • 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Justin Mclean, Class Software

Tutorial: Building Cordova Applications with Apache Flex
Thursday, November 20 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Christofer Dutz, Codecentric AG

Tutorial: Getting started with Apache Flex
Thursday, November 20 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Justin Mclean, Class Software

We hope to see you all there!

Thank you for using Apache Flex,
The Apache Flex PMC

Thursday May 08, 2014

Apache mailing lists are down

Mails to dev@flex.apache.org and users@flex.apache.org are held up (not lost) Stay tuned for more updates.
Official blog post from ASF Infra team: https://blogs.apache.org/infra/entry/mail_outage

Saturday May 03, 2014

Apache Flex 4.12.1 Released!

The Apache Flex community is pleased to announce the release of Apache Flex 4.12.1

Apache Flex is a highly productive, open source application framework for building and maintaining expressive applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops and devices (including smartphones, tablets and tv).

Apache Flex 4.12.1 is a update to Apache Flex 4.12.0 that adds support for the latest Flash Player and AIR runtimes, improved mobile media query support, and over 20 bug fixes.

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Saturday February 08, 2014

Building Apache Flex apps for iOS7

Apache Flex allows you to build apps that work across a lot of different platforms including Android and iOS. Recently, Apple announced [1] that "Starting February 1, new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with Xcode 5 and iOS 7 SDK." In response to this change, the Adobe AIR team fixed the AIR SDK [2] so as to be compatible with Apple's new guidelines.

Now, we have updated the Apache Flex SDK Installer to allow users to download this new version of AIR - build so that they can continue to build and deploy Apache Flex apps for iOS7.

Download the Apache Flex SDK Installer from here [3]. Be sure to select the AIR SDK version 4.0beta from the dropdown list:


The Apache Flex SDK Installer will download all the required dependencies. Add this new SDK to your favorite IDE (Flash Builder, FDT, IntelliJ Idea, Flash Develop, etc.)

iOS apps built with Apache Flex 4.11 and AIR is known to be working fine from the feedback we have received. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please send an email to dev@flex.apache.org.

The Apache Flex team

[1] https://developer.apple.com/ios7/
[2] http://forums.adobe.com/message/6063661
[2] http://flex.apache.org/installer.html

[UPDATE] Adobe recently announced that they are changing the Adobe AIR version numbering. So, make sure you select AIR version 13.0beta going forward.

Thursday August 01, 2013

Apache Flex at 360|Stack

Come see us at 360|Stack in Denver, Aug 4-8. Several Apache Flex committers will be there and you can find us hanging out between sessions in the Apache Flex Discovery Room which will be in the Englewood room at the conference hotel. There will be munchies until we run out.

There are still a few tickets left if you can get over to Denver and learn about the latest on Flex, including a prototype of Flex running in a browser without Flash. The organizer was even kind enough to come up with a special discount code to use when your register to save 20%. Just use "AlexRocks" when registering.

Hope to see you there!

Monday April 16, 2012

Apache Flex - Alive and Kicking at 360Flex 2012

It's amazing to see the Apache Flex community alive and kicking at 360 Flex 2012. Thanks to Mr. Wilker himself, we have our own room in Lone Tree: The Apache Flex Discovery Room. Come by the room and find out about Apache Flex, figure out how you can be a part of our growing community, or just stop by to get some help. By the way, if you're just getting started Justin Mclean has offered to show you how to download and build the SDK. Just find him in the room and say hello. Also, there's plenty of committers here and a number of activities going on throughout the week. Committers and active mailing list participants that have been spotted at 360Flex:

  • Alex Harui
  • Carol Frampton
  • Mike Labriola
  • Jeffry Houser
  • Nicholas Kwiatkowski
  • Kevin Korngut
  • Justin Mclean
  • Doug Arthur
  • Jonathan Campos
  • Roland Zwaga
  • Christophe Herreman
  • JP Bader
  • Jun Heider
Activity breakdown:
  • Monday 9:30a - 10:40a - Apache Flex made it's presence known at the 360 Flex Keynote
  • Monday 4:00p - 5:10p - Apache Flex committer and SDK Engineer Alex Harui will be giving a talk on Apache Flex
  • Tuesday 9:30a - 10:40a - Mike Labriola and any of the Apache Flex committers that show up will be giving a quick talk followed by an open Q&A and mingle.
  • Tuesday 8:00p - 9:00p - If you want to meet the Apache Flex Committers there will be a birds of a feather event.
So come by and join our community!

Friday January 27, 2012

Flex Logo Contest Update

The logo contest was a major milestone for our project. The community and PPMC members came together and voted on a logo, and were in-sync for the entire ride. The community and PPMC members both chose Adrian's (#42), via Tomasz Maciag with Fuse Collective, and Julien's (#49) design as the top choices in the first round. This was a clear sign that the community and PPMC are in-sync. This contest has shown how thriving and active this community is, and suggests it will continue to be. Not only has this contest been evidence of the cohesion of the community as a unit, but the sheer amount of topics and active community members engaging in these discussions have made this a great project to be a part of.

There a lot of awesome discussions going on, and some of those discussions are even a little bit difficult, but they are still incredibly productive. You can view the discussions on the flex-dev mailing list archives. While Adrian's design came out on top in the final round, Julien's took the number one spot with the community for the first round. A very good accomplishment, I must say. Congratulations!

The total number of submissions we received was astonishing. The contest received a total of 54 submissions. While some designers submitted multiple logo's, most of the submissions were from unique individuals.

In the first round of voting we, received a total of 129 unique votes, with 22 of those from PPMC members. The voting process was to distribute up to 5 points between at least 2 logos. In the first round, Julien's design received a total of 106.5 points, and Adrian's design received a total of 99.5 points, with third place taken by Alberto Garcia Ruiz (#40) with 65 points. The PPMC members gave 31 points to Adrian's, and 23 points to Julien's. The complete stats for the first round can be found here.

In the second round of voting, we received a total of 126 unique votes, with 21 of those from PPMC members. In this round, it was a simple +1 vote for the logo of choice. Adrian's design came out on top in the second round with a total of 77 votes, while Julien's design had 49 votes. The PPMC members also favored Adrian's design with 16 votes, while Julien's design received 5 votes from PPMC members. The complete stats for the second, and final, round of voting can be found here. You can also find this on the contest page here.

Now that the contest has wrapped up, the next step is to potentially make some small tweaks to the logo. Some discussion has been made regarding the color of the logo, and even the placement of the word "apache" in the logo. If you subscribe to the flex-dev mailing list, you can follow along as these developments unfold.

These are some exciting times for Apache Flex, and I look forward to being a part of this project. In addition, everyone involved should be proud and excited to be part of this project and its future.

Friday January 13, 2012

Flex settling in at The Apache Software Foundation

This is the beginning of a new era for Flex. On December 31st 2011, our project was accepted as an incubator podling at the Apache Software Foundation.

Now the real work begins. If you’ve joined the developer mailing list (or checked the archives) you will see some of the excitement about Apache Flex and discussions on how to move the technology forward. One thing we can say for sure: we have a good group of enthusiastic volunteers and no lack of ideas.

We've seen some great first contributions to the whiteboard - an area in the repository for experimental work - by several committers that could potentially make it in in a next release. Our contributors from Adobe are working with Adobe’s legal department to get the Flex SDK source code submitted to the Apache repository. We expect the initial commit of code will be made by the end of next week. Special thanks to Adobe’s Alex Harui and Carol Frampton for their hard work!

How can you get involved? If you're a Flex developer and would like to follow what is happening, you should join the developer mailing list. The mantra at Apache is "if it didn't happen on the mailing list, it didn't happen." We have a JIRA issue tracker being set up, too. This will be an excellent entry point for developers to start contributing code patches.

We're also looking for a logo for Apache Flex. If you have good design skills and would like to submit a proposal you have until January 17th.

In short, we're excited to see things getting up and running and the amount of enthusiasm shown by the community about the future of Flex at Apache!



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