Sunday, September 18, 2011

#newer adobe air no longer supports linux

adobe air 2.7 was released around june this year and while it improves speed for android and ios, there are no runtimes for linux desktops. the last ones are version 2.6.

here is the main reason:

Adobe attributes this to the fact that a relatively few 0.5% of downloads of Adobe AIR were for Linux. This makes Adobe AIR 2.6 the last version of AIR to be available for Linux.
from a more detailed post on the subject.

the decision itself may be a bit questionable, but i wonder how much of a time investment would it be to update / maintain the linux runtimes (and sdk).
cross platform developers that target some of those 0.5% will now have to consider using the 2.6 sdk.