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Vadi
December 18th, 2008, 03:56 PM
In case anyone missed it - Adobe AIR 1.5 is out for Linux (http://blogs.adobe.com/ashutosh/2008/12/adobe_air_15_for_linux_is_out_1.html), and is out of beta. It's now able to use the 'install badge' feature properly, so you can just click on an app (http://blogs.adobe.com/ashutosh/2008/12/badge_installation_of_air_apps.html) to install it :popcorn:

This is good stuff because this means you have access to even more apps - natively, without wine. Adobe has a list of them here (http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=productHome&exc=24&loc=en_us) - but you might stumble upon them in various websites too. For developers, this is one of the easiest ways to make a cross-platform app also - Adobe AIR itself guarantees compatibility wherever it runs.

(of course, linux/windows/mac have different capabilities - but air cushions that (http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/articles/developing_crossplatform.html) by providing 'feature check' functions. So you don't code for #if linux, but for #if feature)

Download: http://get.adobe.com/air/

Video of install - if you get stuck. (http://blip.tv/file/1590875/)

Giant Speck
December 18th, 2008, 04:12 PM
This is good news. I discovered this a while back and I wasn't sure the project was still active!

Their selection of applications is somewhat... limited, though. A whole lot of useless Twitter apps in there, too.

Vadi
December 18th, 2008, 04:14 PM
This is esp. good news since adobe laid off 600 people at the beginning of December.

Giant Speck
December 18th, 2008, 04:18 PM
This is esp. good news since adobe laid off 600 people at the beginning of December.

:shock:

Hark3n
December 18th, 2008, 05:40 PM
OK, I've downloaded the bin file but "sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin" returns a command not found error. What gives?

Update. Apparently you have to make the bin file executable. Just run the following command "chmod u+x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin"

jrusso2
December 18th, 2008, 05:56 PM
I can't even get to the webpage that has the download. It says its for Ubuntu 7.10 though. Will it work with Hardy?

Soopa
December 18th, 2008, 06:57 PM
I can't get to that page either.. it just times out for me. :-(

Therion
December 18th, 2008, 07:01 PM
Here's the VERY direct DL link (Linux version, duh) if it helps anyone:

http://get.adobe.com/air/thankyou/

Soopa
December 18th, 2008, 07:03 PM
That worked. Thanks, Therion!

Therion
December 18th, 2008, 07:05 PM
That worked. Thanks, Therion!
No prob.

Helping... It's what I do. When I'm not pushing elderly women into oncoming traffic of course.

billgoldberg
December 18th, 2008, 07:17 PM
OK, I've downloaded the bin file but "sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin" returns a command not found error. What gives?

Update. Apparently you have to make the bin file executable. Just run the following command "chmod u+x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin"

Why would you run the installer with root privilages?

That's not a smart thing to do.

--

Damn, it won't install in Arch.

I guess it's time to download Mint 6 and test AA in vbox.

jrusso2
December 18th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Here's the VERY direct DL link (Linux version, duh) if it helps anyone:

http://get.adobe.com/air/thankyou/

Yes thanks.

Vadi
December 19th, 2008, 02:38 AM
It works for Ubuntu 7.10+

graeme3816
December 19th, 2008, 06:41 PM
There is a good guide here
http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/12/adobe-air-for-l.html

Easiest to install Flash first, this is a deb file from the Adobe site.

crc
December 19th, 2008, 06:57 PM
Not sure if there's something wrong with my system's privileges but running ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin (without the sudo command) installs it in the /opt directory. Shouldn't it prompt me for a password? Can anyone else confirm this?

Vadi
December 19th, 2008, 07:01 PM
It should prompt you for a password - maybe you gave sudo the password earlier though, in which case it wouldn't.

oldos2er
December 19th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Every time I try to download an app, it tells me to "please install the latest version of the free Adobe flash player." I already have flash 10 installed.

Vadi
December 19th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Puzzling. Well, post here then please: http://blogs.adobe.com/ashutosh/2008/12/installation_issues_with_air_1.html

oldos2er
December 19th, 2008, 11:52 PM
Puzzling. Well, post here then please: http://blogs.adobe.com/ashutosh/2008/12/installation_issues_with_air_1.html

Done.

EDIT: Well, I take that back, it doesn't look like it's going to be "approved."