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Adobe AIR 2017 Roadmap

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Jan 24, 2017

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In 2016, Chris Campbell reached out to developers through the Starling community to create wishlist for AIR in 2016.  That worked out pretty well.  However, there has no followup this year.

What can we expect from Adobe and the AIR runtime for 2017?  As the landscape continues to change, many of us rely on Adobe's commitment to AIR.

Hi guys,

We're working on our 2017 and beyond roadmap, using the Starling thread that Daniel created and refreshed this year for inspiration.  I'll post back to the thread with our thoughts, but encourage those that haven't visited to take a look and see if any of the recent suggestions are appealing or provide feedback for items that haven't been posted.

http://forum.starling-framework.org/topic/air-in-2016-survey-and-christmas-tale/page/7

Thanks,

Chris

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Adobe AIR 2017 Roadmap

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In 2016, Chris Campbell reached out to developers through the Starling community to create wishlist for AIR in 2016.  That worked out pretty well.  However, there has no followup this year.

What can we expect from Adobe and the AIR runtime for 2017?  As the landscape continues to change, many of us rely on Adobe's commitment to AIR.

Hi guys,

We're working on our 2017 and beyond roadmap, using the Starling thread that Daniel created and refreshed this year for inspiration.  I'll post back to the thread with our thoughts, but encourage those that haven't visited to take a look and see if any of the recent suggestions are appealing or provide feedback for items that haven't been posted.

http://forum.starling-framework.org/topic/air-in-2016-survey-and-christmas-tale/page/7

Thanks,

Chris

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Feb 21, 2017

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I'd love to hear this as well. I've published over 30 AIR apps to the App Store and Google Play in the last year. Hope to continue this workflow.

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Yes, please.

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Yes please as well!   We've many apps in AIR at the moment, both desktop and mobile.  Thanks

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Yes, please !

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Mar 08, 2017 1
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Mar 13, 2017

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Hi guys,

We're working on our 2017 and beyond roadmap, using the Starling thread that Daniel created and refreshed this year for inspiration.  I'll post back to the thread with our thoughts, but encourage those that haven't visited to take a look and see if any of the recent suggestions are appealing or provide feedback for items that haven't been posted.

http://forum.starling-framework.org/topic/air-in-2016-survey-and-christmas-tale/page/7

Thanks,

Chris

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Mar 13, 2017 4
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Great news!

Here was a great suggestion by rewb0rn

Discussion: Structure of the forums

The adobe forums as3/air/flash subforums are kind of all fragmented and hidden. It would be a great help to unify these in some way, perhaps if its an easy fix, even just leaving them the same but have an "all" front page like the starling forums has.

A one stop shop for all your as3 needs!

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Personally I am not holding my breath. It's been over a month since you said you were "working on" the roadmap for 2017, given we are now in Q2 2017 and still no word on a roadmap. I have given up on Adobe, since Adobe doesn't bother responding to bug reports anymore (and hasn't done for a while) or queries about really useful features that are needed. You only have to look at a few responses in this thread to see what I mean. The reply about the 1.7GB memory limit is a good example, but I'm guessing this sort of thing would be resolved in a 64-bit runtime for Windows, which is a feature that was on the roadmap for 2016 and never got added.

It's obvious that AIR development is dying off slowly, but rather than admit to it, you're just fobbing us off with empty promises, hoping no one will notice the obvious.

I'm disappointed in Adobe, firstly for sacking off the Flex framework to Apache and secondly for ceasing development of the Flash Builder IDE. You're still selling FB yet the software is not maintained anymore according to Adobe support.

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Apr 20, 2017 2
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You've received the road map already.   There is non.

I agree with all of your points above.  It's amazing they've let this whole thing die on the vine, especially after investing so much in the cross-platform publishing.  I'm still here because AIR is the EASIEST way to hit my three targets. ( iOS, Windows, MacOS )    I make customized applications with a shelf life of about 6 months, so it makes sense to keep on.  I've been trying to create similar things in Cordova and every experiment has been a waste of time, compared to what I can bang out in AIR.

By the total of 9 posts on this thread, I would have to say everyone noticed.  They have the use metrics and I'm certain it says, relative to the interest in other development tools, AIR is dead.  And 'interest' is where 'growth' is.  There's no profit in something that works well, what else you going to sell?


Peace.

Keith R Morrison

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Apr 20, 2017 2
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Apr 21, 2017

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I don't share your sentiment, the Air SDK has received regular updates with new features and improvements. But I agree it would be great if Chris could give an update on the new roadmap.

Thanks in advance.

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Apr 21, 2017 2
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Apr 27, 2017

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Uncle Chris, waiting for Roadmap!

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Please vote for Softkeyboard custom input feature !!!  Tracker

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What would be great, is some marketing for AIR... Positive marketing...

Looking in the App Stores searching for "air" in the package name and on websites like AppBrain - the best Android apps and games on Google Play I can see how much successfull apps are created with AIR - but most people don't know that... and most apps in the air showcase are not really the impressive ones...

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Jul 05, 2017

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Hi,

there seems to be nothing new from Adobe side to this discussion and the the discussion in the starling forum... is anyone at adobe currently watching this thread?

I want to add a thing to the list that would be really necessary for us - saving images as JPEG in good quality or as lossless png file to the cameraRoll using CameraRolls function addBitmapData - maybe with some parameters for type (jpeg/png) and quality...

And - would it be possible to integrate some widely used functionallity like Push Notification, Native Dialogs, ... ... to the framework? I know there are ANEs for that but we used some 3rd party native extensions and it often ended after an AIR SDK Update in crashes on various devices and other problems which where hard to find and unpossible to fix...

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Jul 05, 2017

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Honestly I don't think these should go into the core framework, rather have someone build an ANE for it.. But I agree it's time for an updated roadmap... Mr Campbell do you read...?

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I still think various functionallity should be included in the core framework... at least things like saving images to the cameraRoll in good quality (currently an ANEs is required to do this)...

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Most people ask features to be added to the framework to solve their problem of the moment,

it's not how a framework works...

A framework is here for the most common and general case, not your specific use case.

In fact I would argue that as a developer it is your job to program that specific case
to solve the problem of your specific app.

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I'd love it if there was a simple way of changing the screen resolution in Desktop AIR. Either an ANE or a built in feature would be great.

This other one isn't really Starling related, but I'd love it if Desktop AIR supported LOW and MEDIUM stage quality like Flash Player does. This would be incredibly useful when porting old web games to Steam.

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Another major improvement that is needed, That I'm currently struggling with, is AIR's 1.7G memory limit. 

It would be great if AIR could address more memory.  4K images eat up memory quickly.


Also, it's a bit disheartening the lack of response to this thread.

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