Move ActionScript/MXML support to community edition?

Hello Open Source people at Jetbrains,


just wanted to ask, now that Flex has been donated to Apache and thus is really Open Source, are there any plans to move IDEA's excellent ActionScript and MXML support to the community edition, or at least open its source code?

If not, is Jetbrains committed to support Apache Flex releases (there already is an incubator release 4.8 which I did not yet test with IDEA)?


Greetings
-Frank-
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Yes, JetBrains is committed to support Apache Flex as well as Adobe AIR and all related stuff. Apache Flex SDK 4.8 is already supported since IntelliJ IDEA 11.1.4.
So far we don't have plans to open-source Flash/Flex support or moving it to Community Edition.

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Thank you for the quick reply and the helpful answer. Your commitment is really important for the success of Apache Flex!
Of course, we would like to see another free IDE besides FlashDevelop that supports Apache Flex.
When asking for Community Edition support, I was just thinking of the basic ActionScript and MXML language features. There are still several advanced features needed for real commercial Enterprise development that would stay in the Ultimate Editon:

  • Maven support
  • Flash Profiler
  • Flex Design View

Offering the basic features in the Community Edition could be a good teaser for upgrading to Ultimate to also utilize the advanced features.
My reason for this suggestion as "Jangaroo evangelist" is that those basic features would suffice to develop Jangaroo applications with IDEA. Currently, the only free IDE that supports Jangaroo is FlashDevelop, but we offer much better support for IDEA Ultimate and thus would much rather point new Jangaroo users at IDEA. However, people using a free Open Source project kind of expect the preferred development environment to be free (at least for non-commercial development), too...

Greetings
-Frank-

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