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Bug 251475 - media-gfx/air-sdk ebuild request
Summary: media-gfx/air-sdk ebuild request
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-12-18 13:54 UTC by Thomas Stein
Modified: 2015-08-07 06:43 UTC (History)
21 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

experimental air-sdk ebuild (air-sdk-1.5.ebuild,1.09 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-18 13:55 UTC, Thomas Stein
slightly adjusted ebuild (air-sdk-1.5.ebuild,1.02 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-18 15:09 UTC, Thomas Stein
air-sdk-1.5 ebuild with java requirements and adt script fix (air-sdk-1.5.ebuild,1.11 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-23 18:17 UTC, Mike Auty (RETIRED)
air-run script for running .air files (air-run,166 bytes, text/plain)
2008-12-23 21:34 UTC, Mike Auty (RETIRED)
ebuild with air-run script included (air-sdk-1.5.ebuild,1.13 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-24 07:18 UTC, Thomas Stein

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Description Thomas Stein 2008-12-18 13:54:47 UTC
There is air (adobe) available for linux. See:

Attached an experimental ebuild which works on my x86 machine. Please note that there is a sub directory called nss3 in the runtimes directory which contains symlinks. I just deleted this for the moment.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Thomas Stein 2008-12-18 13:55:26 UTC
Created attachment 175717 [details]
experimental air-sdk ebuild
Comment 2 Thomas Stein 2008-12-18 15:09:50 UTC
Created attachment 175731 [details]
slightly adjusted ebuild
Comment 3 Toni Budrović 2008-12-18 19:02:01 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Created an attachment (id=175731) [edit]
> slightly adjusted ebuild

You have a slight typo here, should be HOMEPAGE instead of OMEPAGE
Comment 4 Neil 2008-12-19 13:28:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)

Installs fine after correcting the typo, will try it out when I get home as the BBC (British Broadcasting Corp) have re-jigged their iPlayer to use AIR.
Comment 5 Mike Auty (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-12-23 18:17:51 UTC
Created attachment 176237 [details]
air-sdk-1.5 ebuild with java requirements and adt script fix

Hiya, Thanks for the ebuild.  I just gave the ebuild a quick play to see how it worked (I'm still looking for an air runtime ebuild).

Whilst I was playing I noticed that adt is a java program, and that the script to run it won't work when called from /usr/bin/.  Attached is an ebuild that fixes the adt program and adds a dependency on a jre (although, you should do a bit of digging and find out the minimum JRE it requires).  Keep up the good work...  5:)
Comment 6 Mike Auty (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-12-23 21:34:42 UTC
Created attachment 176256 [details]
air-run script for running .air files

Hiya, just attaching a little air-run script (it would need a "dobin ${FILESDIR}/air-run" at the end of the ebuild to be installed).  It basically unzips the air file and then runs it using adl...
Comment 7 Thomas Stein 2008-12-24 07:18:12 UTC
Created attachment 176273 [details]
ebuild with air-run script included

Thanks Mike. The air-run script is now included. Happy Holidays.
Comment 8 Dror Levin (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-12-31 12:43:18 UTC
I tried this ebuild on amd64 and got an error when running adl saying it couldn't find I emerged app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-gtklibs which fixed that issue, but now is not found and there is no emul package for that (that I know of).
It's a shame there's no amd64 version, but still, could anything be done? I don't know how to compile a 32-bit version of nss myself...
Comment 9 Berend Dekens 2009-01-07 17:52:51 UTC
I am playing with some home-brew scripts myself. How does the binary version handle installations and uninstallations? I was thinking about writing a small Java program to manage this and also the icons that AIR applications usually put in the window manager menus - but if the binary version somehow has that covered it sort of becomes useless to do.

Comment 10 Hans de Graaff gentoo-dev 2009-05-05 16:12:53 UTC
Note that bug 267555 also contains an ebuild for this.
Comment 11 Dominik George 2009-05-06 12:03:41 UTC
I see that you managed to find a download link with a version number in it.

I am currently developing an eclass for AIR Software.

Maybe we should get together on that!
Comment 12 Xavier Vachon 2011-03-05 18:43:41 UTC
Do we have some progress on that report for the past 20 months?
Comment 13 Markus Rathgeb 2015-08-07 06:43:11 UTC
Should we close that issue with resolution "WONTFIX"?
The last AIR SDK for linux is four year old and there is no further (public) development.

Note: Beginning June 14 2011, Adobe AIR is no longer supported for desktop Linux distributions. Users can install and run AIR 2.6 and earlier applications but can't install or update to AIR 2.7. The last version to support desktop Linux distributions is AIR 2.6. AIR 2.6 is available from the AIR Archive.