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The promised Linux edition of Adobe Systems' AIR 1.5 rich internet application (RIA) play is due to hit Linux today. AIR 1.5 for Linux follows versions for Windows and the Mac, and has been built for Ubuntu version 7.10 and above, the Fedora core 8.0 and above, and openSuSE 10.3 and above. AIR 1.5 will run on Linux distros that …

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Boffin

Deb too

"AIR 1.5 will run on Linux distros that use an RPM package manager"

It also works fine on those that use .deb aka apt package managers, such as the Ubuntu you go on to list.

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PS2 linux

Atcually it's probably not going to work on the PS2 (or even PS3) Linux, unless it's cross platform:

Here's the requirements according to Adobe:

* Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor, 512MB of RAM

* Recommended: Pentium 4 2GHZ or faster, 1GB RAM

* Fedora Core 8, Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 10.3

Guess they're not releasing a 64-bit version either.

Oh well, the fact they have any Linux version has to be a start.

Rob

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oh goody more things not to run

Why are adobe trying to do what MS failed to do: Own the web?

Dont let them

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@ Rob Beard

I thought the PS2 was wrong and should of been PS3, because Ubuntu runs fine on the PS3.

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Surely

If it builds on *one* Linux, it'll build on *any* Linux -- not to mention Solaris, Mac OS X and the BSDs?

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@ A J Stiles

"If it builds on *one* Linux, it'll build on *any* Linux -- not to mention Solaris, Mac OS X and the BSDs?"

Hahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahhahahahhahaaaaa.

More seriously, for some value of build, it will build on any appropriately configured linux, given the correct version libraries, the correct version GCC, the correct version binutils, the correct version of the build system, all found in paths that are recognised by the config script.

None of which is necessarily guaranteed unless you're using some supported version. Yes, I suppose you could say that it will build on "any" linux, but that's provided you're prepared to end up with a linux that isn't the one you started out with at the beginning of the build process, and you can be arsed.

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iPlayer!

Tut, tut Reg. Can't believe you missed this one: Auntie Beeb have brought out a new version of the AIR-based iPlayer download manager now that AIR has been released for Linux.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/install/bbc_iplayer_desktop

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Linux on what?

Linux on PS2, and Yellowdog? On MIPS & PowerPC, respectively? And TurboLinux? They still make that?

I haven't heard of any of these distros in years. Where did you get that list?

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Tweets!!!11!!111???OMFG etc. etc.

There's nothing as powerful as seeing a whole bunch of tweets saying: 'You need to support this thing',"

Spoken like a true wanker.

Is there a "Fail of the year" competition?

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Easy Install for any RPM or DEB distro

Some assert that Linux's terminal CLI is required to install Adobe AIR. Wrong!

First, install Adobe Flash 10. ;-)

Now, after you download the AIR installer: Using (GNOME's) Nautilus file manager GUI, right-click on the Adobe BIN file and check under the Properties' Permissions tab, to allow executing the file as a program. Next, right-click and Rename the file to remove its .bin extension, so the file name is just AdobeAIRInstaller. Finally, double-click the file to run the Adobe installer, which pops open a new window, requests your authorization (password), and prompts you through the install. That's it.

You'll then find AIR maintenance items in the Ubuntu "Accessories" menu (or in the "Tools" menu of Mandriva Linux 2009). The .air file extension is associated with Adobe's run-time. An AIR application can be removed via the distro RPM or DEB package manager GUI, or by double-clicking its original .air installation file.

:-)

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