[osflash] MTASC Future
austin at pettomato.com
Fri Oct 21 15:50:41 PDT 2005
Unfortunately for me, when I am contracted to make something in Flash
for a client, I usually have to deliver the source code. So, it appears
that going forward I won't be able to use MTASC for any of my commercial
development. That's a bummer. I really liked MTASC.
Pet Tomato, Inc.
Nicolas Cannasse wrote:
> Hi list,
> As announced at OFLA today MTASC will unlikely support ActionScript3.
> The reason is quite simple. MTASC supporting AS3 + AVM2 will be very
> comparable to Macromedia Compiler provided with FlexBuilder2. And only
> having the "opensource" difference is not enough.
> My proposal is then a new language (name still unknown) that will support
> several platform :
> - the Flash platform of course, with in the beginning current FlashVM and
> later AVM2.
> the new language will try to make it easy to port your existing AS2 code
> to it (or at least as much difficult as porting your AS2 to AS3).
> write all your DHTML and AJAX *strongly-typed* with this language, and
> interact seemlessly with Flash.
> - the Server platform, since it will be able to run on the NekoVM, and then
> you can write *web pages* and *standalone executable* using this language.
> It's also great since you'll be able to have to communicate with the
> same-language from client to server, and you can access all the NekoVM
> libraries (sockets, databases, file system, ....)
> So it's really one language, which syntax will be near AS2 and Java but
> still different and more flexible (more powerful also) and which evolution
> will be driven by the community. By you.
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