Actually, I’m not just hanging in there, I’m still paid by Adobe to spend all 
of my time on Flex.  My teammates are now folks like you who have spare cycles 
to contribute to the future of Flex.  Apache Flex just “graduated” to being an 
official “top-level” project at Apache which means it will be around for as 
long as folks want it to.  Adobe has no say in its future.

Working in Apache has been interesting because these new contributors have lots 
of diverse knowledge and experience.  The Apache Flex community is now 
investigating was to leverage a cross-compiler that can take in ActionScript 
and spit out JavaScript and allow you to use a Flex-like workflow to create 
RIAs that run without Flash.

My thoughts on that topic and prototype is written up here:

On 12/21/12 12:50 PM, "John McCormack" <> wrote:

On 21/12/2012 18:52, Alex Harui wrote:

  Re: [flexcoders] Re: Flex alternatives
  To not allow existing SWFs to play where they currently play would “break the 
web” and Adobe has no interest in doing that.

 The next generation of AS is supposed to be easy to migrate to if you just 
want to get your code to run, but there is a chance that to fully leverage the 
performance benefits of the new language you will have to learn some new 
constructs and refactor existing code.

 FlashBuilder will definitely be the IDE for developing applications for the 
new VM and new AS.

 That's all good to know. Looks like I am all set for a while, at least.

 I noticed you still hanging in there...

 Thanks again.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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