Nothing new, Adobe dropped support for AIR on Linux both Desktop and SDK June 2011.
I have just migrated from Windows 7 x64 to Linux Mint Lisa x64 and I needed my favourite AIR app CodeBank (code snippit manager with syntax highlighting) to work.
This is what I have tried.
# installing/uninstalling from .bin sudo chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin sudo ./AdobeAIRInstaller.bin -uninstall # Installing from .deb package mkdir tmp dpkg-deb -x adobeair.deb tmp dpkg-deb --control adobeair.deb tmp/DEBIAN sed -i "s/i386/all/" tmp/DEBIAN/control dpkg -b tmp adobeair_64.deb sudo dpkg -i adobeair_64.deb
After following numerous instructions on how to install Adobe AIR in Linux (using .deb and .bin packages) I decided to use Wine for this.
Executing default command would install Adobe AIR 2.6
But Adobe AIR 2.6 wasn’t what I was looking for, at the end after trying Adobe AIR 3 .exe (which had some problems) I installed Adobe AIR 2.7 .exe from Archived Adobe AIR runtimes page using Wine Windows Program Loader.
After that I installed Code_Bank.air using Wine Windows Program Loader but my favourite app had problems connecting to Internet.
CodeBank has PHP server application that you can put on your server.
To resolve this I installed additional programs:
winetricks wininet winetricks ie7 winetricks mdac28 comctl32 comctl32.ocx corefonts gdiplus gecko msls31 msxml3 msxml4 msxml6 riched20 riched30 tahoma
After installing all these components you can reboot Wine with:
Finally I got it working.
In the meantime I figured out that Edward Chpman – creator of CodeBank has created some very nice web interface for CodeBank server-side PHP code. In the near future I will probably be using web interface instead of Adobe AIR app. Shame on Adobe for giving up on Linux…