Archive for November, 2009

Adobe Flex Builder Linux Updated (Alpha 5)

Flex Builder Linux is a plugin-only version of the Flex Builder that you can use to build Flex applications on Linux. An updated version of the plugin is now available for download on Adobe Labs.
Do note that you need to uninstall any previous installation of Flex Builder Linux – you can run the shell script ~/Adobe_Flex_Builder_Linux/Uninstall\ Adobe_Flex_Builder_Linux/Uninstall_Adobe_Flex_Builder_Linux to perform the uninstallation.
To install the update, download flexbuilder_linux_install_a5_112409.bin, make it executable:
chmod +x flexbuilder_linux_install_a5_112409.bin
and execute it:
./flexbuilder_linux_install_a5_112409.bin
You need eclipse 3.3.x and Sun JRE 1.5.x (or newer). To launch Flex Builder Linux, you can run the script ~/Adobe_Flex_Builder_Linux/Adobe_Flex_builder.sh. More details are available in the release notes.
This plugin has an updated expiration date and includes AIR 1.5.2.

Adobe AIR 2 Beta Available on Labs (Win, Mac, Linux)

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Adobe AIR 2 Beta on Adobe Labs. The Runtime and SDK are available for download on all supported platforms – Windows, Mac and Linux.
AIR 2 includes several highly-requested features. Some of the prominent features of AIR 2 are:

  • Server sockets
  • Open documents with the user’s default application
  • Microphone data access
  • .rpm and .deb packages for Linux
  • Launch native executables
  • USB mass storage device detection
  • Global Error Handling
  • UDP sockets
  • TLS/SSL sockets
  • DNS lookup
  • Packaging an AIR application in a native installer
  • Database transaction savepoints
  • Screen reader support (Windows only)
  • Printing enhancements
  • Increased maximum size of NativeWindow
  • Multi-touch events (Windows only)

For a detailed list of features and system requirements, please see the AIR 2 release notes.
Together with AIR 2, Flash Player 10.1 is also now available. For more details, please see the complete list of features.
As always, please let us know if you run into any issues.