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From Duane Nickull <du...@uberity.com>
Subject Re: Flex -> HTML, Linux and time to say goodbye?
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 03:50:02 GMT
It seems criminal to not make it for the best OS that exists.

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On 12-02-28 7:06 PM, "Jason Gardner" <jason.gardner.lv@gmail.com> wrote:

>>If linux is important to any more developers out there, it would be good
>if you could voice your support.
>
>Consider my support voiced.  I'd be glad to help with any Linux+Flex
>initiatives.
>
>>>For people whose business is selling Flex apps to Linux users, this is
>>>of
>course very bad news.
>>Do such people exist?
>
>Yep, I was one of them.  The last company I worked for sold a digital
>signage solution.  The "player", the device that attached to an LCD
>screen,
>ran Linux and Flex/AIR.  We were stuck on AIR 2.6 after Adobe dropped
>support for Linux, and since then, the company has gone with a completely
>different technology.  Using anything other than Linux as the OS for the
>player was not feasible, so, as a result, it's no longer Flex on those
>thousands of units.  Although a smaller percentage, my current company is
>also in need of having our AIR apps run on Linux.  AIR 2.6, coupled with a
>bunch of native code, will probably get me by for a while.  Being able to
>do my development on Linux (as well as being able to target
>iOS/Android/Windows Phone/Blackberry) are the most important things for me
>to continue developing with Flex.



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