New Flex Gumbo Architecture Review Board (ARB) Issues posted: Group Scale Grid

Just a heads up, today we posted the “Group Scale Grid” ARB notes on the Gumbo page at opensource.adobe.com. Curious about what Group Scale Grid means? Me too!

The support for scale-9 resizing is confused between Flex SDK, FXG, and the CS tools, and needs to be resolved.

Flex current supports scale-9 only on embedded bitmaps, as it did in Flex 3. When a bitmap is embedded with scale-9 parameters, those parameters will be respected, regardless of whether the embedded asset is used as a display object inside a UIComponent, the source for an Image, or the source for a BitmapGraphic.

In case you missed the previous ARB notes, check out my earlier post, “Flex Gumbo Architecture Review Board (ARB) Issues posted to opensource.adobe.com site”, or hit up the Flex Gumbo page on the opensource.adobe.com site.

4 Responses to New Flex Gumbo Architecture Review Board (ARB) Issues posted: Group Scale Grid

  1. David Prisk says:

    Hi PeterIs there something wrong with Flexexamples as I keep getting a 403 error FORBIDDEN

  2. peterd says:

    Yes. It would appear that MediaTemple has been “offline” since some time yesterday, so all my *Examples blogs are temporarily 403ing.They hope to have it fixed today, at which point I’ll post some new examples. :(Peter

  3. Peter Lindener says:

    Dear Peter -I’m finding need for a bit of documentation regarding the restructure of the latest Gumbo nightly builds…. apparently the layout system has been completely refried, functionality of “Panel” has changed but still undocumented how one should now do things such as setting a “status” value to display….if one is to reworking these components a little bit of documentation would go a long way in letting us test Adobe’s latest work on Gumbo…. I’m still coming up to speed on the use of “Groups”…Otherwise real nice stuff!!-Peter L.

  4. peterd says:

    Peter Lindener,A few links for you:blogs.adobe.com/flexdoc/ — Flex Documentation Team blog. They routinely post links to their beta Flex Gumbo documentation PDFs.livedocs.adobe.com/flex/gumbo/langref/ — Flex Gumbo Language Reference. Usually fairly in sync with the nightly builds.opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Gumbo — Flex Gumbo page on the Adobe Open Source site. Contains links to nightly builds, specs, ARB meeting notes, beta docs, schedules, etc.opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Download+Flex+4 — Download nightly Flex Gumbo SDK builds.As for your Panel question. The Halo Panel is largely unchanged in Flex Gumbo — although it HAS been reskinned to match the other Gumbo/Spark controls. The Spark Panel container does not natively support the status text field. You’d have to extend the Spark fx.components.Panel class and add that functionality. Or you could possibly just reskin the Spark Panel skin and hard code a status message, if you wanted.If you find a bug in Flex Gumbo (or Flex 3), you can file bugs at bugs.adobe.com/flex/.Peter