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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RE: Comment by lucas_maximus
by MrWeeble on Fri 17th Jun 2011 15:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by lucas_maximus"
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The reason I use the BBC iPlayer desktop app (which uses AIR), is downloads. I can download shows to my laptop while connected at home, and then watch them on the bus or train to work when I don't have a connection / have a low-bandwidth 3G connection.

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