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Is there an ETA on the Linux Version of the FlexBuilder3 ??
We only use Linux for our Development and need to have Windows Environment for the UI now for Flex ??
Any info reg the Linux Release will be helpful..
Thanks for the feedback - we are continuing to look at opportunities for Adobe products on Linux. Today, both the Flex SDK, and the Flash Player are tested on several Linux platform.
Many thanks to Adobe for Flex on Linux. I believe there are many Linux developers (perl/php/ruby etc) who can't wait for a Linux version of Flex Builder. Please, Adobe, FB on Linux!
Until then, we have feiy. :)
It seems to me that getting Flex Builder running on Linux is essential to Adobe's continued dominance of the RIA arena. Gone are the days when they can just rest, secure in being the only dog on the block. With Microsoft's Silverlight already ported to Linux, the Moonlight developers are getting Silverlight support into MonoDevelop. It will be a sad day indeed when it's easier to develop for a MS driven technology on Linux then it is to develop for Adobe's. Please guys, it can't be that difficult. Eclipse runs fine on Linux, make this a priority to get running in beta, or risk losing even more developers to the dark side.
We are also starting to use Flex Builder but really prefer to develop on Linux. It would be great to see is running on Linux without having to resort to hacks. We really can't justify spending money on a tool if it is not flexible as to the platforms it runs on.
i would like to ask adobe for a linux FB version as well. Our company is running ubuntu linux on many workstations for development and we could kill for a linux FB version. Currently, we must use the SDK, but having no IDE / designer is really counter productive. There is no way we will pay the high license costs for windows.
I agree with the comment on silverlight. In the long run, if no linux FB is available, we will have to look at mono and moonlight (please, we hope never to get there).
I would agree with these statements as well, Adobe really needs to reconsider putting some effort into getting flexbuilder running on linux. There are a couple options here. If you don't have the internal resources to make the effort (something I saw on another forum somewhere) use your newfound interest in open source to get some folks from the community to help build it. As I understand, the only issue is the visual designer piece. I would be highly surprised if you didn't have volunteers popping out of the woodwork to help get it running. The other option is don't build it for linux at all, but encourage the community to build their own (probably not as attractive, since adobe doesn't get any revenue). The SDK is available, so there is no reason I can think of that this could not be done.
I too support a FB for Linux.
It is currently holding back the Linux-based development teams to select Flex as the preferred platform over Java.
If Adobe is seriously about winning over the traditional .Net or Java developers, Adobe has to provide a ubiquitous development platform. Today, Adobe provides for Mac and Windows. Why not Linux?
I will be very puzzled if there is no Flex 3 Builder for Linux.
I just wanted to cast my vote for Linux support as well.
I feel that this should be a top priority for Adobe since many businesses now and many more are using Linux for projects. I am a project manager that is starting a new project in a month and the lack of Linux support is a serious issue for me now as I am planning out a dev enviroment.
So please Adobe, give us a Linux IDE or at the very least tell us whether you plan on supporting it or not in the final release so that we can plan for it coming out or not.
My project too is being developed completely on linux and I have to log into windoze to develop my flex UI. Would be great to have flex builder on linux.
Definitely agree, we need flex builder on linux.
It's built on eclipse -- why not support it?
I also agree to get FB on linux.
Ditto. Flex Builder on Linux would be great. It's quickly becoming the developer-platform of choice for most developers who are not developing in C#/.NET
We really appreciate the amazing interest you have all shown working with Flex on Linux. We at Adobe understand that not having FlexBuilder on Linux has been a major pain point for you. We have been working on this for sometime and it bears fruit now :)
Here's presenting FlexBuilder on Linux (public alpha)
Go ahead... download, have fun and let us know what you think !!
Wow! this is amazing, i just read the news, FB on linux! now, this makes us really happy since we just recently commited to buy 20 more linux workstations for our comany. We left windows for good here.
we for one will be using it a lot.
thanks Adobe, keep it up!
This is very welcome news!! Thanks to everyone at adobe for getting this out for those of us on linux. Now I can really see what I think of it :)
Now that you have a Beta on Linux, let's think of all of those who prefer Solaris to Linux. When can we expect a Solaris FB. There is a huge market for Solaris out there. Adobe make a move.