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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Use it for music streaming (Wimp)
by kristianhk on Fri 17th Jun 2011 23:52 UTC
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The norwegian company Aspiro has a spotify-like media streamer called Wimp, that uses AIR to support "all" platforms (At least win+mac+linux). This is a good service, so it's too bad it's probably going down the drain Linux-wise because of this.

Why on earth they implemented it with AIR is another matter.

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