We recently heard that Adobe dropped funding for Starling Framework as well as Feathers UI.
Some may be wondering what the current status is of using Starling Framework and OpenFL together. You may know that Adobe has announced 2020 as the EOL for Flash Player (and has not announced an EOL date for AIR) but OpenFL does not require Flash Player, so it is unshaken by Adobe’s choices.
There are three different ways to use Starling Framework and OpenFL together:
- Use OpenFL on NPM, then using Apache Royale with the ActionScript 3.0 version of Starling Framework. This workflow is close to running, but we have some open issues with the Royale team to try and help get this working.
An older version of Feathers has been ported to Haxe, which would work with either workflow 1 above, and could be adapted for workflow 2 above with work.
If Apache Royale continues to mature, it may be possible to run the ActionScript 3.0 of Feathers UI over OpenFL and Starling without porting to another language.
We would love to work with any developers interested in improving or modernizing any of the above workflows. OpenFL is here to help serve your needs!