Author Archive: Matt Chotin

Nominate Flex for a SourceForge.net Community Award

The SourceForge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards are open, and wouldn’t it be great if Flex were a winner? Click here to nominate Flex SDK and select the "Best Tool or Utility for Developers" category.

We’ve moved!

FYI, we’ve moved the Flex Team Blog to a new location: http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/. We’ll get some redirects going in a few days, but in the meantime, update your RSS readers!

Info on our first Flex 4 theme

As you may have heard, the next version of Flex is codenamed “Gumbo” and we are beginning to get out information on the kinds of things we’re thinking about. One of our themes is called “Design in Mind” and I have now posted information on the open source site to try to set the context for what we’re looking at. Over the next few weeks, engineers will be putting up specifications and blog postings about the kinds of things we’re looking at as part of this theme. More themes will get their intros over time as well.

Given that we’re only a few months into even thinking about this release, it may be the earliest that we’ve put out anything substantial on a release that admittedly is still a ways away.

Follow the Flex 4 development plans here. (Note: opensource.adobe.com will be down for maintenance on Saturday April 12, be forewarned).

New Pivot Component in Alpha

Satish from the Flex team has been working on expanding the logic available in our OLAPDataGrid to help provide an example of a Pivot Component, similar to what you’d see in Excel. It’s in alpha quality, but is a great example of the power of the Flex Data Visualization Components.

Check it out and provide feedback!

Flex Builder for Linux Alpha 3 Now Available

To coincide with the AIR Linux beta. Download here.

Follow-up on Flex Builder 3 Serial Numbers

Here’s the update on the serial numbers. We have identified the problem in the system that prevented serial numbers from getting into the system to allow FB Pro serial numbers to be sent out (FB Standard are working fine). Our team is going to let things propagate over night and test very early in the morning. We will hopefully be live by Noon PST on Tuesday 2/26 (tomorrow). Once we are live we should be able to generate emails to everyone who had bought who was waiting on a serial. However, feel free to check the download center for your serial occasionally starting at 8am PST in case the email generation is delayed.

Once again, we’re really sorry for the inconvenience. I know how it feels to get that new toy and find out batteries weren’t included :-)

Update at 9am EST: all serial numbers are up and customers should be able to get their serials from the download page.

Serial Numbers for Flex Builder 3

Just wanted to post a quick note apologizing for the issues we’re having with serial numbers with Flex Builder 3 Professional. We are currently working with our operations team to get the issue resolved. Apparently the system does not have serials loaded for FB3 Pro, so everyone is getting a notice saying to contact customer service. DO NOT WORRY. This should all be straightened out soon and you will be able to log back into the site to get your serial number without needing to contact customer service.

Additionally, if you have installed the release build and are getting a notice about the trial having expired, you will need to remove your old license.properties file from the beta. Simply delete the file found here:
Windows: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Adobe\Flex\license.properties
Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flex/license.properties

Upcoming Flex Camps in Boston and Singapore

Registration is now open for two upcoming Flex Camps: Boston and Singapore. If you’re in the area go ahead and register now! Boston is December 7th and Singapore is November 29th.

Beta 2 Baby!

We’re pleased to announce that Flex 3 Beta 2 is now available! Head on over to Labs to check out what we’ve got going on. This also means that AIR Beta 2 is available which is pretty cool.

To see what’s new in Beta 2 you can read Matt’s updated article and check out the updated Flex 3 Feature Introductions which has great videos and writeups of most of the features we’ve introduced in Flex 3.

Enjoy the newest build, and stay tuned for even more exciting info coming out of MAX.

Make sure to test your Flex apps with the latest Player

We need your help in doing compatibility testing with your Flex apps and the latest Player 9 (Moviestar). We’ve already had some customers point out a change in XML behavior that also affects the Proxy service that comes with LCDS. The proxy issue can be addressed by simply recompiling your application with a new rpc.swc that we have in the nightly builds or by recompiling to not use the HTTPChannel and instead use the AMFChannel.

However we need to know how many apps this issue (and any others that you may find) affect so we can take corrective action. In the XML case we are strongly debating whether to leave the breakage in because we think it should affect a small number of users and the bug fix is extremely important and difficult to conditionalize. Feel free to make your voice heard here.

So please, test your apps, and if you find any issues make sure to file them right away at http://bugs.adobe.com/flex. Mark your bug as an injection so we’re aware that it represents a change in behavior.