There's no technical way this could be possible. It's like a
.swf playing without the Flash Player installed, or a Java applet
without the Java Virtual Machine. Or even like a Windows
application running without Windows. :)
There are, however, 3rd party wrappers out there to turn AIR
apps into native OS apps (basically it wraps the AIR Runtime inside
a native OS executable, like .exe). One that I can name off the top
of my head is the Shu wrapper. This is like the old school Flash
projectors, like Zinc and mProjector. The user doesn't have to
install anything to run native executables.
I would be surprised if Adobe has any plans to make an
executable wrapper for AIR, but I don't know anything. I would like
to see .air files be able to run in the AIR Runtime without having
to actually install the .air package, though.
Thank you for your answer.
Yes, I was actually refering to a way of compiling an .exe
file from the .air file :P
What I found out today from a friend is something about a
product named Janus ... something... And it`s supposed to do the
same thing as AIR does, with the same classes AIR uses, only it can
export an .exe file...
Anything you guys know about that?
PS: I`ll look the Shu wrapper up, thanks for the tip