Thanks to Steve Jobs, attention on Adobe Systems' Flash this year has mostly been on mobile a fact Adobe helped compound by recently releasing its AIR runtime - based on Flash - for Android partners. Adobe's progress with AIR for mobile has been slow, while Apple's iPhone and iPad Flash ban has damaged Adobe's cross-platform …
Linux developers can actually use the beta of Flex Builder that's on labs.adobe.com to build AIR applications fine...
MITs open-source FlashDevelop is another (free) option and an alternative to Flash Builder - many folk prefer for reasons other than simply the price - flashdevelop.org
"While choice is good, the tooling for AIR feels messy."
Just like their implementation on certain systems?
Or more like their partial implemenation on others?
I just installed it on my work PC...
Oops! No I didn't: I don't have admin rights. I can't even upgrade Flash.