Adobe releases AIR 1.5 for Linux

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Adobe releases AIR 1.5 for Linux

Adobe has announced a Linux version of AIR 1.5, its runtime environment for rich internet applications.

Available immediately, AIR 1.5 for Linux now enables applications developed for the environment to run on Linux distributions such as Fedora Core 8, Ubuntu 7.10 and openSuse 10.3 with no modification, according to Adobe.

"The release of Adobe AIR 1.5 for Linux builds on our ongoing commitment to the Linux community, and our legacy of creating technologies that work consistently across operating systems," said David Wadhwani, vice president of Adobe's Platform Business Unit.

AIR enables developers to build cross-platform applications using web technologies such as HTML and JavaScript. Adobe released versions of AIR 1.5 for Windows and Mac OS X in November.

AIR 1.5 also includes some of the new features introduced in Adobe's Flash Player 10, such as 3D transformation and animation capabilities and support for custom filters and effects.

The new version helps businesses meet security compliance requirements via a new encrypted database that enables it to store data more securely on customers' computers, Adobe said.

As with Flash and Acrobat, the AIR 1.5 runtime is a free download for end users.
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