If you want to use a library in your Flex project, distributed as a SWC file, you should not look at the SWC file size as any indication of how much your compiled application will increase in size. If you want to know how much size overhead the library imposes, look at the compiled release version of your app (Click on Export Release Build button). Even then, it will depend on how much of the library you are using.

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I installed Firefox 3 in my Mac yesterday and I'm liking it better than version 2. It seems to be faster and it solved some problems I was having.

So my day went along until I wanted to test a Flex app I am developing in Firefox (my default browser for these things is Safari). What do I see? Just the background. Nothing else. Not even right click > Movie not loaded message. No JavaScript errors... At first I thought Firefox 3 had broken SWFObject, or even SWFAddress.

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I feel like a star. I was interviewed by John and Jeff of The Flex Show podcast about Mate Flex Framework. They have a very interesting interviewing style, where they ask you a question and then you go for like... 10 minutes, then they ask you another question, and so on. It's good because you don't get interrupted, which would be bad if you are trying to have a coherent thought. Not so good if you don't have much to say. Thankfully, I was able to manage it, I think :)

It is difficult to be able to give an overview of the framework by just telling about it, but if you are interested in trying Mate, it is a good high level overview.

You can listen to the podcast directly from their site, subscribe in iTunes or similar to their RSS or download the MP3 file directly.