[OpenLayers-Dev] ActionScript3 port of openlayers

Bouiaw bouiaw at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 17:02:32 EST 2008

Just to fix what I said previously ;-)

The slides were a bit outdated. Since EcmaScript 3.1 (Javascript++) killed
EcmaScript4 (=ActionScript3) at Oslo summit (
what I said about an unified Javascript 2 and ActionScript 3 is not
really possible any more. Sorry for the mistake.

Anyway, feedbacks about OpenLayers AS3 port are still welcomed !
I would also be interested to know if you have began to think about an
EcmaScript 3.1 version of OpenLayers.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 7:51 PM, Bouiaw <bouiaw at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 :
> http://www.slideshare.net/jeresig/tamarin-and-ecmascript-4/1
> 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/
>> SDE
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