Adobe AIR for Linux Alpha released

Adobe has just released an alpha version of AIR for Linux. It’s not feature complete but now that the framework structure is there, I guess we’ll see it reach stable status in no time. An SDK is also available.

You know what’s funny? There’s a project I’m building that I’ll want to make available as a standalone download later this year. I knew AIR was available for Windows and OSX only, but the Linux demographic is an important part of my project’s target. So here was I thinking “Hey, I wonder if Adobe AIR will be ported to Linux some day?”, when I decided to go looking for information about it on Google, having one of the first results returned being the news that it has just been released. Creepy.

3 responses

  1. Yeah definately. This is greate news for AIR developers. Will be interesting to see if more Eee PC like devices start popping up with AIR based software pre-installed. Great news.

  2. alrevez: Not so lucky, as I couldn’t get it to run on my Ubuntu 7.1 distro. It just gave me a generic error message saying installation failed because it wasn’t authorized or whatever. It’s either because the system is it’s not “supported” – Adobe only lists Ubuntu 6.06 as a “supported” distro – or because I’m running on an amd64 system. I’m not sure what gives and I’ll wait until some other people try it out to see if there’s a solution.

    Still, great news that they’re on track for a more stable release later though.

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