AIR Out Your Desktop with Adobe

Cross-platform never looked so Flashy.

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Adobe still treating Linux like the poor stepchild

Ard Righ's picture

I think the article speaks for itself, when it notes the Linux AIR software is version 1.1 beta, and Windows and Mac have a release quality verion 1.5

This is the same issue I, and I suspect quite a few others, have with Adobe's Flash software. The plugins, especially the 64-bit ones, have been 'beta' for so long now.

If Adobe was actually serious, their linux releases would all be the same release quality and versions as Windows and Mac OS.

'future releases are planned to come out simultaneously' is PR spin for dangling a carrot and seeing how far they can get the donkeys to follow.

2 bad examples

Manzabar's picture

MyMediaPlayer was replaced by MyMediaPlayer2 but Hulu's already made changes to kill MyMediaPlayer/MyMediaPlayer2 and according to the developer, he's not going to try fixing it again anytime soon.

Google Analytics Reporting Suite does not appear to be available from the Adobe AIR Marketplace any longer. At least, I cannot find it anywhere on the site and the developer's site refers you to yet another website which doesn't have a download available.