Flex 4 (Gumbo) beta released!

Flex 4 beta (codename: Gumbo) has been released, I just finished to read about the new major release. These are the main news:

  1. Improved compiler performance
  2. New skinning and component architecture (named Spark)
  3. Added suppurt to FXG (learn more about FXG)
  4. New states model
  5. ASDoc tool has been improved and is now possible to use ASDoc tags in mxml documents
  6. CSS has been improved to support descendant and id selectors (finally the previous missing “cascading part” of CSS has been provided!)
  7. Backwards compatibility with Flex 3

The new sdk is available on Adobe Labs

More about Gumbo here:

An Introduction to the Gumbo Component Architecture (by Deepa Subramaniam)
What’s new in Flex 4 SDK beta (by Matt Chotin)
Differences between Flex 3 and Flex 4 (by Joan Lafferty)