Apache Flex 4.8.0-incubating Released

July 24th, 2012

Apache Flex

The Apache Flex community is pleased to announce the release of Apache Flex 4.8.0-incubating!

Apache Flex is an application framework for easily building Flash Platform-based applications for mobile devices, the browser and desktop.

This is the first release under the Incubator of the Apache Software Foundation and represents the initial donation of Adobe Flex 4.6 by Adobe System Inc. Note that because Apache Flex is under “incubation”, Apache Flex is not an official Apache Project, and this is not an official Apache release. For more information see the DISCLAIMER file in the release.

This release marks the start of a new era for Flex. The future of Flex is now driven by the community instead of a corporation. Users can have important bugs fixed or new features added by contributing the code themselves.

Apache Flex is available in source form from the following download page:

http://incubator.apache.org/flex/download.html

When downloading from a mirror site, please remember to verify the downloads using signatures found on the Apache site:

http://www.apache.org/dist/incubator/flex/KEYS

Apache Flex release packages are different from Adobe release packages. For information on how to use Apache Flex with existing IDEs, see:

http://incubator.apache.org/flex/packager.html

For more information on Apache Flex, visit the project home page:

http://incubator.apache.org/flex/

Thank you for using Apache Flex,
The Apache Flex Community.

Stepping into the 3rd Dimension with Away3D 4.0

July 9th, 2012

LFPUG has teamed up with Rob Bateman (Away3D co-founder) once again to provide some hands on Away3D training.

23rd-24th August 2012, London, £230 + VAT.

Stepping into the 3rd Dimension with Away3D 4.0

Adobe’s view of Flex and its commitments to Flex in the future

February 15th, 2012

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/whitepapers/roadmap.html

Apache Flex Logo

February 9th, 2012

Over January Apache Flex ran a competition to design a logo for the new podling and here is the winning result.

Apache Flex

Adrian Knopik & Tomasz Maciąg of Fuse Collective have done an amazing job. Thanks to everyone who entered and voted.

Congratulations to Apache Flex!.

London Flash Platform User Group January 2012

January 11th, 2012

LFPUG rolls on into 2012.

For our first meeting of the year we welcome Stuart Mitchell with ‘Agile from the Trenches’ and following him will be Steve Buckley with a session on ‘Profiling’.

London Flash Platform User Group 26th January 2012 (26/01/2012)

Hosted by iris & sponsored by FITC.

London Flash Platform User Group December 2011

December 13th, 2011

Thanks to both Shaun Pearce and Liam Flynn for their presentations last month. As usual you can find the videos, presentations etc can be found in the presentations section.

This month, no presentations, we’ll be meeting for our LFPUG xmas piss-up. Come and join us for some xmas drinks and smokes in the ditch.

We’ve had some great sessions this year, and LFPUG will continue into the new year.

London Flash Platform User Group 15th December 2011 (15/12/2011)

Sponsored by Apress.

RatingsBar

November 11th, 2011

On a recent project I was working on, another team required a ratings bar so I thought I put something together. It works very much like a Flex 4 List, but all item renderers at an index below the selectedIndex are selected. It also enables you to drag on the bar once you have click on it to change the rating given (mainly implemented for touch devices).

As with most (vote & vote please) spark components you can change the layout, renderer, skin etc.

For ease of use there is also a numRatings property that internally creates an ArrayList with the correct length to be used as a dataProvider for the component, although if required (i.e. you want custom labels etc to be shown) you can set you own dataProvider.


(right click for source).

The source can be downloaded only from our GitHub repository (only added to the Flex 4.5 lib at the moment). I’ll get it into the 4 lib and up on our Google Code repository soon.

  • ws.tink.spark.controls.RatingsBar (4.5)
  • ws.tink.spark.itemRenderers.RatingsBarItemRenderer (4.5)
  • ws.tink.spark.skins,controls.RatingsBarSkin (4.5)
  • London Flash Platform User Group November 2011

    November 10th, 2011

    Massive thanks to both Tom Underhill and Shaun Smith for their sessions last month. The videos and presentations from both sessions can be found in the presentations section.

    First up at our last meeting of 2011 is Shaun Pearce with ‘Cloud Computing – An Introduction to Amazon Web Services‘ and following him we welcome back Liam Flynn with a session on ‘Animating HTML5‘.

    London Flash Platform User Group 24th November 2011 (24/11/2011).

    Sponsored by Apress & hosted by Tag.

    IsoscelesTriangle Primitive

    November 8th, 2011

    Here’s a Flex 4+ IsoscelesTriangle primitive. If you require an equilateral triangle you can just set width or height (not both) and the primitive will calculate the other size.


    (right click for source).

    The source can be downloaded only from our GitHub repository (only added to the Flex 4.5 lib at the moment). I’ll get it into the 4 lib and up on our Google Code repository soon.

  • ws.tink.graphics.utils.IsoscelesTriangleUtil
  • ws.tink.spark.primitives.IsoscelesTriangle (4.5)
  • Annulus Primitive

    November 7th, 2011

    Here’s a Flex 4+ Annulus primitive. You can specify the width and height (width, height), the hole width and hole height (holeWidth, holeHeight) and the amount the position of the hole should be offset from the center (holeOffsetX, holeOffsetY).


    (right click for source).

    The source can be downloaded only from our GitHub repository (only added to the Flex 4.5 lib at the moment). I’ll get it into the 4 lib and up on our Google Code repository soon.

  • ws.tink.spark.primitives.Annulus (4.5)