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Is there a way to open .air software in Fedora 28?

asked 2018-12-05 03:42:43 -0600

chriscollings gravatar image

Hi fellow Fedora users,

I don't ask questions much as I can normally find the information myself. I am doing a course at uni and I need to install a file that relies on adobe air. Other students that use Ubuntu or Mint can install the software on their systems. However I cannot find a workaround in Fedora despite searching for a couple of days.

At a push I can learn more about wine and run the software through the windows environment, however I would much prefer to run the software directly in Fedora.

Any suggestions from more experienced users on how to open .air software in Fedora 28?

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answered 2018-12-05 06:15:28 -0600

ed209 gravatar image

I'm not fully convinced you did your homework, because: and citing: Note: Beginning June 14 2011, Adobe AIR is no longer supported for desktop Linux distributions. That was 7.5 years ago! Last supported version was on ubuntu 9.04 and fedora 11. End of life since... who knows. Moreover: again: Linux (Discontinued since v2.6). So no Linux support at all.

That said, install windows under a qemu virtual machine and use that instead, as it has nothing to do with linux anymore.

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Yes I am aware there is no formal company support from Adobe, I did do my homework thank you. I'm just curious if there is a workaround for Fedora like there is for Mint/Ubuntu here:

Thank you

chriscollings gravatar imagechriscollings ( 2018-12-05 08:20:35 -0600 )edit

or just run wine, and not have to worry about setting up a vm for one program to use, and have to buy a license for windows.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-12-05 08:35:58 -0600 )edit

@chriscollings The workarond is almost 4 years old. Probably you could do something with some very, very old distribution that's not supported anymore, as I wrote you already. But it's not something I would recommend for many good reasons. Therefore your only option is to run it inside a windows emulator or wine, as you've already been told a few times.

ed209 gravatar imageed209 ( 2018-12-05 13:01:03 -0600 )edit

@steveebey73742 yeah that's looking like the best option. I've been googling all day and there doesn't seem to be a workaround that works directly with Fedora. Thanks for taking the time to respond

@ed209 Thanks for your feedback, yeah you're right looks like it's best to use a workaround. I think I'll try WINE as Steve suggested.

Cheers again, much appreciated

chriscollings gravatar imagechriscollings ( 2018-12-05 17:26:25 -0600 )edit

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