Adobe officials also said in the blog that they would no longer be releasing their own versions of AIR and the AIR SDK for desktop Linux but expect that partners would do this. Adobe is "prioritizing" a Linux porting kit for AIR that Open Screen Project partners can use to complete AIR implementations for Linux on PCs, mobile devices, TVs, and TV-connected devices.
"The last Adobe release of AIR for desktop Linux is AIR 2.6. By focusing on the porting kit and support of partner implementations, we expect to provide broader support for AIR across Linux-based PCs and devices, whereas our own desktop Linux releases have accounted for less than 0.5 percent of lifetime AIR downloads," Adobe said.
Existing AIR applications will continue to work on Linux PCs as long as they target AIR 2.6 or below. But users will not be able to install applications or apply application updates, including security updates, that require a later version of AIR unless such later versions are released by a partner.
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