This is a long wait for me. I was trying all to get my Ubuntu setup to be productive on SWF development.Unfortunately it was a not happenning till last night. It was the night for me to remember :) yeah :) so happy to get flash player running in my machine. The link for Flash player download link is the same for all platforms. Then I went ahead and tried AIR on it. Though there is a direct download for AIR on UBUNTU, but the install process has got a simple trick.This is probably for me only as I am a beginner on Linux.
The download of AIR is “.bin” file (AdobeAIRInstaller.bin) while the flashplayer is a “.deb” file. Ubuntu supports “.deb” files out of the box, so the install of the flashplayer is just a double-click on the installer :) Now for the tricky part of the AIR installer. Frist of all one needs to make it executable and then execute it. The commands are as below
chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
I got the above trick from “Thierry Nicola” at his blog. If it would have been the case I would have been wondering to fix this. Cheers to “Thierry Nicola” for the great stuff.
Finally I installed some AIR applications to check whether AIR is all up and running in UBUNTU. And I found it yes :) I must tell you the moment I saw the AIR installer screen installing inside UBUNTU, I was over-whelmed.
Next it is a search for the development environment to produce SWF inside UBUNTU.
Happy Open Source Flashing