While sandy 3.1.2 release is pending official announcement, I decided to drop a collection of my various statements on subject combined in one post.
as3 sandy is shutting down soon :(
Actually, when haXe port was named as “official branch for Sandy”, the idea was that you could generate AS3 code from haXe version at any point of time, so AS3 branch would not be necessary at all. To this day, however, haXe can not do this properly, so AS3 version was updated by hand, and generally was never in sync with haXe. In 3.1.2, they are finally synchronized, but once haXe branch will go forward, you will have to rely on haXe as3gen (hopefully coming) fix. Why? You see, sandy AS3 3.1.1 was released on 28 March 2009, which is 8 months ago. Given all this time nothing major happened, just a dozen of bugs fixes and few minor features. Then, Thomas said he has no more time for sandy (although did not wrote any official announcement). This leaves me as only active AS3 contributor; my style of contributions to sandy, however, was always random and limited code patches, so I have no intent of “taking over” whole sandy project or anything.
What does this mean to you? In 3.1.2 most of sandy bugs were fixed, so you might want to use it to finish your ongoing sandy projects, if any, but you probably do not want to start new projects using AS3 branch unless you know what you are doing :)