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Ah yes, Apache Foundation, the place where ambitious but under-resourced projects go to die. /s



You joke but, for the vast majority of projects, it's kind of true. It's gotten to the point where, if it's not out of incubator, I have a really hard time convincing any one of my colleagues to put any time into projects hosted there.


I've got a few friends that are still very involved in the Flex community which is now at the Apache foundation. Adobe if I remember correctly is still funding staffers to work on Flex many years later. I believe Flex is either the second or third most successful project at Apache in terms of downloads.


Thought you were talking about the good old lexical analyzer "flex" there at first.

How silly of Adobe to name it like that. :D


RE> I believe Flex is either the second or third most successful project at Apache in terms of downloads.

How can that be given that Adobe is killing the flash runtime?


The team has created a ActionScript to JavaScript compiler so it will have a future without the Flash runtime.

https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLEX/Flex+JS


I talked to the flex team a couple of years ago - and they did not think this was possible. I wonder how complete it is. At the time they said though Actionscript claims to be ECMAScript it is far from Javascript in very fundamental concepts they are based on such as inheritance and encapsulation (AS) and closures (JS).




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