Apache Flex

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!

Comments:

Hey Peter! Great news, this is indeed the beginning of new era! T.

Posted by Tomas Lehuta on January 13, 2012 at 02:28 PM GMT #

Really looking forward to seeing Flex flourish under Apache.

Posted by Simon J on January 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM GMT #

Truly fascinating times... so many ways to handle the situation and only a few ways to succeed... How I wish for this to succeed, I truly do...

Posted by Peter Andreas Moelgaard on January 18, 2012 at 05:02 AM GMT #

Great news!!! I am 100% supportive to this initiative... I hope I can contribute with coding and feedback... My company have all of its products developed under Flex technology and we will continue doing that.

Posted by Rafael Santos on January 19, 2012 at 02:24 AM GMT #

Great news!!! I am 100% supportive to this initiative... I hope I can contribute with coding and feedback... My company have all of its products developed under Flex technology and we will continue doing that.

Posted by Rafael Santos on January 19, 2012 at 02:27 AM GMT #

very good, hope to see progress with apache flex

Posted by gesse gonçalves on January 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM GMT #

Great.Will be waiting for this.Nice to see Flex here,as it now holds the true meaning of Open-source.Very happy with this. Surely flex will rock here too,it has never care that who is the owner of this.

Posted by Shardul Singh on January 20, 2012 at 09:01 AM GMT #

Very Very Great. Flex in apache foundation will surly rocks. waiting for the new open-source called "Apache Flex"

Posted by Virat Patel on January 23, 2012 at 06:18 AM GMT #

How does Apache plan to support Flex without the Adobe Flash engine that Flex is dependent upon? Would not the ownership of one imply some degree of ownership and/or use of the other?

Posted by Al on February 10, 2012 at 05:52 PM GMT #

Support flex without the Adobe

Posted by Henr on May 04, 2012 at 09:17 PM GMT #

Good luck is not filt to be president

Posted by Henry osayande on May 04, 2012 at 09:21 PM GMT #

thank you for posting

Posted by urunmania on October 31, 2012 at 04:20 PM GMT #

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