If Adobe wants to attract open source developers a Linux port would be pretty essential. Lets hope it happens “soon” as James promised because developing AIR on FlexBuilder on VMWare is very painful! James also suggested I try the Flex Builder Alpha for Linux so here goes
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I went to the Flex User Group http://ria.meetup.com/7/calendar/6862191/?a=wm1_rsvp yesterday because AIR is one of the technologies Im most excited about at the moment. I was slightly surprised by the demographic, I think I was expecting a crowd of open source developers, much like youd find at a hack day or geek event but somehow they didnt seem as excited about the technologies Adobe are beginning to open up as I did. I wonder whether this is because most of the people who use Adobe products are less technical than the average person you might see at other events and therefore less interested in the new coding opportunities Flex and Air bring.