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[4]: Desktop Linux?
by wirespot on Fri 17th Jun 2011 15:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Desktop Linux?"
wirespot
Member since:
2006-06-21

It still works on OS X. And you can bet that Adobe has no intention of dropping Flash on OS X.


I don't know about that.

From what I hear the OS X version has issues similar to the Linux version. So they might get the boot from Jobs the same way they got booted from iOS. For example, do you think Flash will be allowed in the AppStore for OS X?

Secondly, Macs as desktop market share is not that much bigger than Linux. So similar reasons to the Linux drop may apply.

But we're talking about something completely hypotethical. I'm not ready to believe Adobe would pull Flash from Linux. Not unless they're downsizing and cutting all their non-Windows investments.

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RE[5]: Desktop Linux?
by pantheraleo on Fri 17th Jun 2011 15:37 in reply to "RE[4]: Desktop Linux?"
pantheraleo Member since:
2007-03-07

So they might get the boot from Jobs the same way they got booted from iOS. For example, do you think Flash will be allowed in the AppStore for OS X?


Given the amount of online content that requires Flash, I don't think even Jobs would be bold enough to boot Flash off of Mac desktops. To do so would be fatal blow to the Mac desktop. There's just way too much online content that requires Flash.

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