Macromedia software on Linux?

It looks like Macromedia is considering porting to Linux. ‘Bout time.

I wonder what they plan on using to port their software. I hope it’s a real port, and not something like CorelDRAW for Linux (which was a buggy product that ran under Wine, then was discontinued).

Hopefully Adobe will do a nice port of their Creative Suite soon.

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8 Responses to “Macromedia software on Linux?”

  1. Kreg Steppe says:

    Looks like great news.

    I saw this in a RSS feed just about an hour ago. I read the article that said that they would work to make it run under wine at first, and gaging from interest develop native apps.It is a good start. I tried Dreamweaver under wine. It worked mostly. I think with thier help (which is good) it could run perfectly. Sounds like good news to me.

  2. Anthony says:

    That’s great, but…

    I’d be happy if they would just make a flash *player* that worked properly for linux. With the moz plugin, the video outpaces the audio when viewing flash animations. It’s especially noticeable on things like ~5 minute StrongBad emails… by the end, the audio is terribly out of sync.

  3. Kreg Steppe says:

    Yea, I noticed that too…

    I play some flash games with my son (he is 2) and they are noticably more responsive in Win32 than my linux flash player. That does stink. I would also like to see a shockwave plug in also. Some of the games he wants to play are in shockwave. What is the real difference between the two anyway?

  4. History of Flash…

    Red up on the history of Flash.

    Basically, Macromedia made Shockwave, but Flash used to be FutureSplash (before Macromedia bought the company and changed the name). Flash was labelled as Shockwave Flash for a while, but then it because known as Flash, without the confusing "Shockwave" label (which made no sense, as Shockwave and Flash are two different things). Obviously, Flash took off and Shockwave did not really do as well. Macromedia made a wise move in purchasing FutureSplash.

    Also, there’s an alternate version of the history of Flash, but with pictures too.

  5. Jeff says:

    Rumor has it that Adobe digs Qt. My guess is that most of their stuff would port pretty easily but they don’t want to have to support it without enough market.

  6. Yup, they sure are…

    They sure are. Actually Adobe allready has a product out that’s using Qt, as can be seen on Trolltech’s "Hot New Applications". Actually this has been around for over a year now, so old news of a sorts, but it does back up your statement, so ;-pEverysingle time I use Acrobat Reader on win32 it screams "Qt" at me, but i’ve never bothered to actually check by grepping the bins and such to see what’s up with that. The UI did change in 6.0 though, iirc, so maybe, just maybe :)[btw, greets out to Garrett, been a while ;-)]

  7. adam says:


    saw on techtv the other night adobe is porting their photoshop to linux, they specifically said redhat but who knows

  8. Wow, I didn’t realized that the Album app was build with Qt – it is quite nice. I’m trying to avoid reading too much into that, but it seems like it could be a nice signal of things to come.