Apache Flex 4.8.0-incubating Released!

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 (flex-users@incubator.apache.org). To subscribe, send an email to flex-users-subscribe@incubator.apache.org.

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 flex-users@incubator.apache.org and file bugs at https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX.

17 Responses to Apache Flex 4.8.0-incubating Released!

  1. MickyEc says:

    Great, please don’t forget to develop in the new versión more api’s for mobile App, we need it

  2. Youhammi says:

    Great News!!. we are waiting for 4.9 with new features

  3. Karpagam says:

    Congrats to Apache team. As Flex developers, we’ll immediately utilize this outstanding work..

  4. Kamal Loudiyi says:

    Congratulations, guys, on your work !

    I really appreciate it and think despite everything negative that is said, Flex has a great future.

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  6. karthik says:

    my name is karthik … where is the road map of apache flex

  7. madhusudan dutta says:

    hi all, congrats to the whole Apache Flex team..
    but i need to know, is there any thing wrong for multiple platform of mobiles with flex 4.6?
    can flex 4.6 mobile apps dominate the html5 in near future?
    what is the future of the flex?

  8. Tahir Alvi says:

    Good News !!!!

    Congratulation to all Apache team over this release.

  9. Bangaru says:

    Some Questions on transition : Will paid version of Flash Builder be always there? or Flex needs to be used like eclipse plugin OR for new FB will Apache License needs to be bought?

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  11. Gaurav Gupta says:

    So now flex is again in the market……………….congrats to all the technical team member who are working dedicatedly on flex to make it more lively and bug less…….

  12. Congrats to all Team Flex !

    I have the same question that is it will work with flex builder 4.6?

  13. I have not had a chance to check out the Apache Flex builds but I had a quick question: I assume Apache Flex 4.8.0 is compatible with Flash Builder 4.6, but it is compatible with the latest Beta of AIR 3.4? Could I make a mobile iOS/Android app using both of these latest versions?

  14. Raju Bitter says:

    Great work, Alex. Thanks for being so responsive and patient with all the questions we had! The whole Apache Flex team has done an outstanding job!

  15. Shyam says:

    Great News!!. Thanks for the info.

  16. Frederic says:

    Well done! Keep up the good work.