Obviously, I was a little slow on the uptake. However, things really didn’t get rolling until last year.
And in February, Apache Flex released its first true new version of Flex with Flex 4.9. The last true version of Adobe Flex was 4.7. The Apache 4.8 version was just a migration of the project and basically the same as 4.7. Since I’ve been busy learning the new spark components in 4.6, I wanted to make sure things worked the same in Apache Flex 4.9. The install of Apache Flex was fairly simple. They have installer applications to make things simple and it connected fine to my version of Flash Builder 4.0. All I had to do was click on the application Properties and change the Flex Compiler to Apache Flex 4.9. Everything compiled and ran as expected.
I hope that Apache does well with Flex and it continues to grow and expand. I’m trying to learn how to create a BB10 application using Adobe AIR, which is supported by the Apache Flex, just like Adobe Flex did.