Well it seems that any further development on Adobe / Macromedia products on Linux has been halted. Blogger and Adobe employee Mike Melanson has posted that development has halted because of the overwhelming number of choices to do “XYZ”. I can say that I am fairly disappointed at the reason given for halting work. Multiple API choices to accomplish “XYZ” would seem to give a developer the choice to pick the best API suited to the particular application being built. With Mac and Windows, you either use what is offered, or you don’t make software for that operating system.
Also I would like to point out the fact that if Adobe can release almost identical software packages for both Windows and Mac, it seems that the operating platform has ALREADY BEEN ABSTRACTED by their code.
With big name support increasingly backing Linux it is sad to see one of the more influential names in software cease development on the Linux platform.