open source flash

This entry on by Carlos Rovira is getting some attention in the Flash community. Carlos discusses the state of open source Flash development and walks through setting up the Motion Twin Actionscript2 Compiler (MTASC) with the Eclipse IDE. He also notes some of the current shortcoming such as an open source component framework as well as the inability to embed images and the various other media that Macromedia’s Flash IDE provides for.

Coincidentally, there was some interest expressed on flashcoders recently in regards to tackling the component framework. They were actually discussing such a project as a response to performance and bug issues with the V2 components from Macromedia so it should be interesting if the two motivations can bring it together. Simply based on the number of flashcoder folks who claim to be rolling their own in house I’m a little surprised such an initiative hadn’t taken off earlier.

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