Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jun 2011 22:55 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Linux In a blog post today, Adobe's Director of Open Source and Standards said: "we will be focusing on supporting partner implementations and will no longer be releasing our own versions of Adobe AIR and the AIR SDK for desktop Linux". McAllister says that "way back in 1999" he'd predicted "a significant market for desktop Linux by 2005. Obviously I was wrong. So we, Adobe, also need to shift with the market." Source code for AIR will be made available to partners so they can make their own Linux implementations if they so desire. Is there anyone in the audience who cares about no more AIR on Linux from Adobe? Anyone...?
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I used it.
by rimzi on Fri 17th Jun 2011 12:40 UTC
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I used it for some obscure Flickr photo browser/ripper.

Feels sad that they let it go - just not as sad as seeing Reader X for Linux go.

That is the fate of closed-source proprietary non-standard based software.

One of desktop Linux OS most overlooked role is "poor man's Mac OS X" when it comes to Audio/Video production. Windows Vista/7 is completely utterly unusable for these use cases. Hardware audio acceleration anyone?


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