Adobe® Flex™ Builder™ Linux alpha on Adobe Labs. Flex Builder Linux is a plugin-only version of the Flex Builder that you can use to build Flex applications on Linux. We wanted to get an early release out with the base Flex Builder features so you could begin to provide us with your feedback and let us know your priorities for additional features.
Official Support for Linux
This is the first release of Flex Builder to support Desktop Linux. This version is based on several features from Flex Builder 3 (codenamed “Moxie”). It includes project creation, code coloring, code hints, compilation, the Ajax Bridge, Find All References, and debugging. Not all Flex Builder 3 features are supported, so be sure to check out the release notes for a list of unsupported features.
Follow these steps to begin experiencing the Flex Builder Linux alpha:
- Download the Flex Builder Linux alpha
- Run the installer either marking it as executable (chmod +x) or by using a shell to execute it (sh flexbuilder_linux_install_a3_033108.bin).When prompted, specify whether to install Flash Player 9 (note that this is an updated version of Flash Player 9 and that Flex Builder Linux will work with earlier versions of Flash Player 9 for Linux). This is the debug version of Flash Player 9, which is required for debugging support and exception display.
- Read the release notes
- Start Eclipse
Note: You must create a new workspace before beginning. Select File > Switch Workspace from the menu bar and enter a new folder name. If the folder doesn’t exist, Eclipse creates it.
- Ask questions and share your feedback in the Labs forum for Flex Builder Linux.