Announcing Flex Builder on Linux

Now presenting the alpha of the Flex Builder IDE on
(this was announced at the Adobe MAX 2007 conference). You can now
create Flex projects, write code with intellisense-like hinting,
compile and debug all within an IDE based on Eclipse, on Linux. You
heard it right, it’s officially supported by Adobe. Download it

The future direction of Flex Builder on Linux depends mostly on
community feedback. Yes, seriously. So please do write in your

even if it is just “works well” or “it sucks”. Why is this important?
The more the feedback, the more thought will be given to the product.
This is how things work in Adobe (as far as I’ve seen). So again,
voice your opinion on what you think of Flex Builder on Linux, and
what you’d like to see and not see in it.

Disclosure: I am part of this project. I mostly handled the
Linuxisms in the IDE functionality.

Update : Lots of feedback and comments (good to see that it’s mostly positive) on Digg, Slashdot and ZDNet. There’s also a video of the actual announcement put online by Peter Elst.



  1. yay! :D


    am installing as I type this……..

  2. k then, installed…

    cool :D

    unfortunately I’m more of an actionscript 2 person and haven’t learnt flex yet so I can’t really say how good it is….
    (though personally I’d prefer it to be made with a program that isn’t so heavy, but beggars can’t be choosers)….

    also where is the eclipse root folder meant to be ??

    once again, thankyou for supporting linux :D

  3. Ulrik Mikaelsson says:

    I wish Adobe would clean up their act and implement a working Linux implementation of Flash (yes, including x86_64, MIPS, PPC…) before littering the web with more lockin-ware.

    Better still, open up the full Flash specification and make it truly aligned with the participation-culture of the Web.

  4. @Delfick: Can you please put the issues you are facing in the Flex Builder Linux Forum?

    @Ulrik: Well, again, the more vocal you are about it, the better, but the place where you should be vocal is .


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