Today I submitted my first patch to the FlexSDK after becomming a contributor. Lets see how this all will work in the future. It feels like I am working for free and fixing bugs that Adobe should work on but in several cases it is so much easier to just do the stuff and fix it yourself in 5min instead of writing 2h emails. Although I am not so happy about it.
Getting the Flex SDK to work is pretty easy if you manage several hurdles. It is quite cool to debug the ActionScript compiler while compiling your project.
The next thing I want to fix is the Bindable meta tag.
[Bindable] in ActionScript projects is a pain if you do not compile with the
flex.swc library and there is no reason for the compiler to embed the overhead of creating event dispatchers all over the place.
We are here already using “our” new compiler. Again it will be quite interesting to see how all this works out with Adobe and how they will judge about feature submissions.