https://discuss.as3lang.org/ Is the website closed?
Not really sure, I haven't been able to get it load since the beginning of the year.
We also have the discussion forum on github now in case anyone missed it's creation:
Well.. strange - the site was buzzing & then down overnight !!! & since so many days now...
Anything that starts to look promising for FLASH/AS3/AIR suddenly & strangely fizzles out.
The demise of so many promising 3D engines when flash on web was alive & rocking is just unbelievable .
Now AIR on mobile has such immense potential but for 3D - we are still hanging onto engines that are no longer supported by the original developers themselves...
So glad this discussion forum was started - Thanks
Earlier this year, a data center in France had a massive fire and a lot of the data was lost as a result. Several million websites and forums disappeared literally overnight. I suspect the as3lang might've been hosted there.
Streiffus The site IIRC went down Jan 1st 2021, like a new years resolution it seemed or something. Last time as3lang tweeted was Oct 11th 2020.
I would say, it has nothing to do with that fire, Haxe forum went down as well, this happened in March.
TeotiGraphix True- Also Zwetan's Twitter account I see is also suspended
While a bloated Unity with zillions of buttons passing as UI -chugs along with supposedly 48% share in the gaming world ...which could have so easily been dethroned by AIR with a robust IDE (flashdevelop) integrating - 3D engine (Flare3D/Away3D/Alternativa3D) - 2D engine (Nape/Box2d) - VR - AR ( Flashlabs/Wikitude) plus multitude of other libraries - ANE's - & supported by years of expertise & study materials..... Adobe embarks on AERO!!
An AR software that augments photoshop layers - with no mention of hardware whatsoever... All the best to them!!!
Anyways - hope HARMAN does what ADOBE couldn't. ... Its been promising so far...
CoachNair Do Harman have rights to turn AIR into a full featured 3D development IDE? Or do they only make maintenance and minor feature developments?
mumeka Harman seems to have the rights to do whatever improvements needed for AIR (Like change it to support AAB instead of apk for the upcoming August 2021 restriction). That been said I doubt that investing in a full featured 3d development IDE or engine would increase profit as user base is small if not tiny as it is. At this point I am more than happy with them at least keeping it alive for my old apps.
Bad news => I was also looking for the news about as3lang.org, I do not know if the information is known here but, unfortunately, Zwetan was passed away in October 2020..
florentC Damn, Peace Zwetan,
He had fire in his soul.
florentC Oh, that sucks. Zwetan helped me out a bit when I was struggling with some AIR features. Seemed like a really smart guy who added a lot to the community.
Truly sad - His sudden silence did make me wonder if there was something wrong. Will be really missed.
Used to keep checking the site almost every 2 weeks hoping he would resurface & site would be back to as it was.
A big loss for the community given his fierce commitment to AS3 - will miss his intelligence & zeal.
REST IN PEACE ZWETAN.
THANKS - FlorentC for updating. Assuming it was the pandemic that he succumbed to.
florentC Thats really sorry to hear, was checking out the as3lang on a weekly basis - Rest in Peace, Zwetan!
(Where does the information come from, if I may ask?)
Oh, I didn't know about that. 🙁 Even if a bit controversial at times, Zwetan was definitely a passionate AS3 supporter and did a lot for our community. I always followed his well documented publications. Rest in peace...
Oh that is sad to hear! He definitely was passionate about AIR and AS3 and we'll miss his contributions...
Definitely sad to hear 🥺
2jfw i saw a death announcement on the internet with his full name
oh ~ it is really a sad news.... RIP
Oh no ... really hard to find the right words for such news! He died much too soon ... ☹️
Another reminder for us to enjoy every day we have ...
Stay healthy and safe, my friends!