[OpenLayers-Dev] ActionScript3 port of openlayers

Bouiaw bouiaw at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 13:51:52 EST 2008

Thanks for the link, I didn't knew ModestMap, it seems to be a nice AS2/AS3
map viewer.
I will have a look to their zoom and pan code, it seems to be really fast !

I continue to be interested by an AS3 OpenLayers port, since it should be
really great to keep most of the OpenLayers class architecture. A Javascript
OpenLayers developer may be able to reuse his OpenLayers knowledge on the
AS3 port. However, it is clear that some parts, tightly linked to the script
technology used, will be different.

A key point in my interest for an AS3 OpenLayers is to anticipate a
Javascript2 port that could run directly in future browsers like Firefox 4
(it may sounds a little silly, but I think it is not ;-).
You can see the great presentation Tamarin and ECMAScript4 here :
I think that ActionScript3, Javascript2 and ECMAScript4 are really close,
and I am sure that from an AS3 OpenLayers, creating a Javascript 2 version
will not be so complicated.

I think with a good software design, we will be able to keep separated pure
AS3 code, and Adobe/Flash/Flex tainted code.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Schuyler Erle <schuyler at nocat.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 2008-12-16 at 11:44 -0500, Christopher Schmidt 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.
> Have you looked at Modest Maps?
>  http://modestmaps.com/
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