Adobe to Deliver AIR for Linux

Adobe Systems hopes to make nice with the open-source community and soon deliver a Linux version of its newly released Adobe Integrated Runtime.

Kevin Lynch, chief technology officer at Adobe, said the company is working on a Linux version of AIR, a run-time that lets developers use proven Web technologies to build RIAs (rich Internet applications) that deploy to the desktop and run across operating systems.

Speaking at the Adobe Engage event here Feb. 25, Lynch said that although AIR currently runs on Windows and the Macintosh, “I’m excited about the potential for AIR and Linux working together.” He demonstrated an Intel-based device that ran Windows and Linux, with AIR running on it.

“I think Linux and AIR is a great solution because Linux is a free operating system and AIR is free,” Lynch said.

Lynch played up Adobe’s interest in open-source technology. Major portions of Adobe AIR, such as the WebKit HTML engine, Tamarin ActionScript Virtual Machine and SQLite local database functionality, are open source, he said.

In addition, Adobe is committed to contributing to the open-source community on multiple fronts, including the release of the free open-source Flex framework and open-source BlazeDS for high-speed data connectivity, as well as active membership in the SQLite Consortium, company officials said.

Lynch said he wants to see AIR in as many places as possible, and Linux is another “very important” target for the AIR run-time. AIR on Linux will come later this year, he said.

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