Adobe are to cease providing official builds of Adobe Air on the Linux desktop, the company has announced in a blog post this morning.
Citing ‘flat growth’ and low-uptake of the official Linux Air runtime as contributing factors to the decision, Adobe will instead ‘focus resources’ on mobile clients – such as Android – whose market share is increasing by the day.
“…with Desktop Linux, we see a basically flat growth curve hovering around 1%. And since the release of AIR, we’ve seen only a 0.5% download share for desktop Linux.”
But all is not entirely lost; Adobe will be providing a “Linux porting kit” for Air for their Open Screen Project partners who can take it upon themselves create and build their own implementations of Air on Linux.
Sadly the official Air runtime that most users will be familiar with has drawn its last breath.
Will you miss it?