Vote for Flex Bugs and Feature Requests on Super Tuesday

Tuesday February 5th is Super Tuesday in the U.S., when over 20 states go to the polls to select their candidate for President of the United States. That’s all well and good, but what if you don’t live in the U.S.? What if your state already voted? What if your state doesn’t vote yet? What if you’re not 18? What if you don’t care? Don’t you still want to have the voting experience?

For this reason we offer Tuesday as a special day to vote on Flex Feature Requests and Bugs.

1. Go to http://bugs.adobe.com/flex
2. Register or login
3. Click on the link for “Find Issues”
4. On the left column, under, “project”, select “Flex Builder” and the “Flex SDK” .
5. Under “type”, select “Feature Request”.
6. Click the button to “View”. This will bring up a list of all of the Flex feature requests that we are considering. Peruse the list and select ones that you feel passionate about.
7. When viewing a bug, you can click on the “view” link next to the “Votes” label (on the left hand column) of the bug.
8. From this screen, you can “add” your vote to this bug. It also helps our team if you add comments to bugs describing why this bug is important to you.

Early voting is available, so, you can vote today!

Also, please file any new Feature Requests that have not been recorded in the bugbase. By Tuesday, you may also be able to vote for the bugs that are currently “Deferred”. However, this isn’t allowed yet, and we don’t know if this will be available by then but we hope it will.

I’m Matt Chotin, a member of the Flex SDK team, and I approved this message.

10 Responses to Vote for Flex Bugs and Feature Requests on Super Tuesday

  1. Shigeru says:

    BTW,Is there a RSS feed for Flex bug base??I want to check new bug and actions for those.

  2. Can we vote on deferred / closed bugs.As those are the ones I think many of us need addressed the most.I am wasting nearly 1/4 of my development time dealing with browser compatibility issues around navigateToURL()Which was closed…but a lot of us are having issues.http://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/SDK-12987

  3. Matt says:

    Shigeru: yes there are RSS feeds. Almost every filter that you can execute is capable of being an RSS feed. Just click the XML link at the top of your search results.Jason: please re-read the last paragraph of the post. Yes, we’re trying to have voting enabled for deferred bugs by Tuesday, but it’s not guaranteed. I’ve also written previously about us trying to do this.

  4. Just in case you can’t vote on deferred bugs by Tuesday (hopefully, you’ll be able to), you should be able to leave a comment in the bug. These comments help sway our opinions too.You can also be a “watcher” to a bug. When it’s status changes, you will get an email. Click on the “view” link on the left of a bug with the label “Watchers”.

  5. judah says:

    There’s another election besides Flex Super Tuesday??? 😛

  6. Shigeru says:

    Thanks, Matt. One suggestion, the XML includes entire contents. Why don’t you output the title/date/status as a list?

  7. Shigeru says:

    And one more suggestion. RSS reader just displays the download date of XML but not displays the updated date of bug. Why don’t you set the date as updated date?

  8. Matt says:

    Hi Shigeru,We rely on the JIRA functionality for how all of that is implemented so we can’t change the RSS behavior for now without doing additional customization work. I also think it depends on the RSS reader that you use as to what fields end up showing up. Many of our fields are custom so they show up as custom in the XML as well and are unlikely to appear in the typical RSS feed. But you could write a Flex app pretty easily to parse the XML and display what you want 🙂

  9. Matt, thank you for this whole thing. I have one suggestion regarding Adobe’s JIRA: its response time so big that sometimes I can barely wait until page is loaded. Please, make this JIRA respond faster, I think this will help Flash Platform developers make their votes.