Support Flex/Flash Builder for Linux
It was reported that Flex Builder for Linux is on hold.
Rather than go into a lengthy discourse here on why I feel Flex/Flash Builder should be available to Linux desktop developers, I'll direct those interested to this Adobe issue/bug report, which contains plenty of great comments and lots of votes in support.
If you agree, please be sure to vote for this issue.
I would also like to draw attention to a recent survey by the Eclipse Foundation.
The number of developers using Eclipse on Linux workstations has grown from 20% in 2007 to 27% in 2009...
Eclipse is likely the most popular open source IDE (certainly for Java/CFML developers)...
Adobe has open-sourced the Flex SDK...
Linux likely has the most vibrant open source software community of developers...
Adobe has a Flex Builder Eclipse plug-in...
Adobe provides no means for a developer using Eclipse on Linux to become a Flex developer???
I will be happy to spend $249 on IntelliJ IDEA, which appears to provide great Flex support out of the box.
Thanks for sharing all those details to get Flex Builder Alpha running on Linux, however, it is an alpha build that hasn't been updated for nearly a year now. There appears to be 30+ open bug type issues (not including feature requests) specifically for FB for Linux, some dating back as far as 2007 (http://tinyurl.com/mxx24m). So I'm reluctant to depend upon it for my Flex development, not knowing if it will ever be updated, and it's not open sourced.
I've been very happy with the Flex plugin with IntelliJ IDEA so far. I'm also going to be doing some Groovy development, and many Groovy/Java folks rave about IDEA.
I've also just heard some good news about an IDEA plugin for CFML (http://blog.mxunit.org/2009/06/intellij-idea-plugi...), so that will be interesting to check out.
All that is to say that IntelliJ IDEA is looking like a good fit for me and my current workload right now, but it's still perplexing to me to see no Flex Builder support for Linux, nor any response to the many comments and questions to the best of my knowledge.
current released:Adobe Flash Builder™ 4 beta 2 For Linux Alpha 1