[OpenLayers-Dev] ActionScript3 port of openlayers

Bouiaw bouiaw at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 11:59:33 EST 2008


Open source build chain is also a mandatory point for me.

Adobe open sourced its ActionScript3 compiler, more detail on

On Igenko ( http://code.google.com/p/igenko/ ), a Flex Content Management &
eCommerce open source project (I am the project leader), we build the
project with a totally open source build chain.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 5:44 PM, Christopher Schmidt <
crschmidt at metacarta.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 05:31:22PM +0100, Bouiaw wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I would like to have your advice about implementing openlayers in
> > ActionScript3. From my point of view, combining OpenLayers class model,
> > ActionScript3 power, AMF3 data services efficiency and Flash vector and
> 3D
> > capabilities may be very exiting.
> >
> > I have seen that someone created a project with this goal on Google Code
> (
> > http://code.google.com/p/asopenlayers/), I tried to contact him witout
> > success.
> >
> > I would like to know if someone has began to work on this on your side ?
> > What do you think about an AS3 port of openlayers ?
> "Dear gods and powers, please help us!" :) (I'm not a Flash person, can
> you tell?)
> More seriously, I have no specific Flash knowledge, but I do know that
> OpenLayers was designed pretty extensively around the HTML DOM and
> access to it. I know this specifically because of the pieces of the HTML
> DOM I've had to reimplement in JS to do spidermonkey based testing :)
> Looking through the 'asopenlayers' project, I see that AS3 looks much
> *less* like Javascript than AS1 (which I've actually written, and
> tested, with just a JS interpreter). I believe that AS3 also can't be
> built with Open Source tools: it requires a proprietary build chain.
> So, I expect that a translation of OpenLayers into AS3 would be more of
> a "learning from OpenLayers, implementing in Flash". It seems *possible*
> (Though I don't know how possible) that AS1 would actually allow the
> usage of some level of shared code; and I would be supportive of finding
> ways to use OpenLayers code in more ways. An AS3 project is -- based on
> my limitedk nowledge/browsing at this time -- much less interesting to
> me personally than an AS1-based project.
> In any case, it would be good to have some active collaboration with the
> project. :)
> Best Regards,
> --
> Christopher Schmidt
> MetaCarta
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