Hey Everyone! The Apache Flex Podling (http://incubator.apache.org/flex) has announced that Apache Flex 4.8.0 has been released. This is a major milestone in the transition of Flex from Adobe to Apache. It represents pretty much the same code that was in Adobe Flex 4.6, and marks the start of a new era for Flex; one driven by and for the community of users.
Adobe has more donations planned as described in the roadmap, but you can get started with Apache Flex now by downloading the release from http://incubator.apache.org/flex/download.html and most importantly, by providing feedback, and contributing patches and code.
Adobe Flex 4.6 is still available from Adobe and supported by the Adobe support team. Apache Flex 4.8 is supported by the community via a mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org). To subscribe, send an email to email@example.com.
If you’re wondering where to ask questions or file bugs, here are some rules of thumb:
– If you must continue to use Adobe Flex and want help from Adobe, ask your questions on the Adobe forum and file bugs in http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/SDK. All existing support contracts for Flex will be honored, but remember that Adobe is only planning to address critical bugs. We anticipate more bug fixing and faster response time with Apache Flex.
– If you plan to use Apache Flex, ask your questions on firstname.lastname@example.org and file bugs at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX.