Moxie & TUX – Flex Builder on Linux

It really heartens me to see the fervor with which the Linux community has taken onto Flex. We at Adobe have shown our commitment by rolling out Flash Player for Linux. Now with Flex going open-source, I see a bright future for Flex on Linux.

But the major complaint that almost all Flex Devs on Linux has raised is the unavailability of FlexBuilder on Linux. This in a way is a validation for the IDE that makes coding simpler and debugging efficient. We got to work on it and it has borne fruit 🙂

Here’s presenting FLEX BUILDER ON LINUX !!! FB on Linux is supported on the following platforms…

  • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86 32-bit version)
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 4 (x86 32-bit version)
  • Ubuntu 7.0.4 (Feisty) (x86 32-bit version)

You can make FB Linux work on 64-bit Operating Systems also. See the FB Linux ReleaseNotes for the same or even better, Tom Chiverton has a post that demystifies things

We have also launched a Labs forum for FB on Linux, so let your voices be heard. This is still in alpha and we need your valuable comments to evolve it into a product for your needs. Also let us know if you find any bugs. You can log them directly onto our Flex Public Bugbase under the FlexBuilder Linux Project.

This is a huge leap for us in the Flex team and I’m proud to be sitting next to the folks who engineered this product and made this happen…. 🙂


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