For me, FlexJS is 'rocket science' - I'm not an expert in compilers, or even the build tools involved - I've written a few simple maven scripts here and there.

I also have less time - my employeer has a single Flex application now, and one in AIR. New work is in Ember, Angular or some other 'JS native' framework.

I was looking to help with the change the website CMS but I've been well beaten to it :-)

I do not see a problem in "living with it".


On 13/10/16 07:08, Christofer Dutz wrote:
Hi guys,

I just wanted to take the opportunity to ask you what's keeping you from 
participating in any discussions here on the list and on contributing anything 

Apache Flex currently has the 10th largest committer base in the ASF, but 
currently it feels like there is only 4-5 people still active on this project. 
Having this in-diversity in discussions is starting to get more and more 
tiresome as I almost know the responses which are going to come if I post 
something. I think most of the time I could start writing the reply for the 
expected response right away so I don't have to do it later.

Are we doing something wrong?

What's keeping all of you stay silent?

Is is:

- lack of interest?

- lack of time?

- that you think this is too much rocket-science? / It's too complicated to 

- a consumer attitude that you just want to know what others are doing for you?

Apache is all about community, but for me this doesn't feel much like a community 
anymore. Sometimes I think we could rename to as 
he is definitely the most active poster. Discussing stuff with the project sort of feels 
more and more like "If I want to change something, I'll take it to the list and 
discuss it with Alex first". It shouldn't be that way.

Is is just us 4-5 people and we simply have to live with it, or can we do 
anything to get you guys back on board?

For the last more-than-a-year I have been working exclusively on trying to 
lower the complexity to contribute in order to get more people on board. It 
seems that effort was a waste of time. Please prove me wrong.

@Alex: I would like to kindly ask you to please refrain from responding right away and 
let at least a hand full of others respond first. I would like to see if this eventually 
prevents the "someone else is taking care of it for me" effect.


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