The project has been voted to be moved on to a TLP towards end of last year with a subsequent approval from Apache Board this month. This equips the project to be able to self manage and govern itself with help of contributors and become part of wider Apache Software Foundation (ASF) community.
Apache Flex 4.9, the new version of Apache Flex comes with software development kit (SDK), a compiler, and automated testing tools and allows application developers to build expressive web and mobile applications using MXML for layout and ActionScript 3, an ECMAScript based language for client-side scripting. Additionally the latest version launched also comes with localization features, postalcode validator and formatter, support for Java 7 for compiling SDK and a revised Text Layer Framework (TLF).
"We are excited to continue working to develop the Apache Flex Software Development Kit, Installer, Mustella Testing Framework, and 'Falcon' Compiler to allow people to build better applications with better developer productivity," explained Alex Harui, Vice President of Apache Flex. Apache Flex source code, documentation, mailing lists, and related resources are available at http://flex.apache.org/.
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