Adobe AIR installation
The Adobe® AIR® runtime
allows you to run AIR applications. You can install the runtime
in the following ways:
By installing the runtime separately (without also installing
an AIR application)
By installing an AIR application for the first time through
a web page installation “badge” (you are prompted to also install
By creating a custom installer that installs both your application
and the runtime. You must get approval from Adobe to distribute
the AIR runtime in this fashion. You can request approval on the Adobe
runtime licensing page. Note that Adobe does not provide
tools for building such an installer. Many third-party installer
toolkits are available, however.
By installing an AIR application that bundles AIR as a captive
runtime. A captive runtime is used only by the bundling application.
It is not used to run other AIR applications. Bundling the runtime
is an option on Mac and Windows. On iOS, all applications include
a bundled runtime. As of AIR 3.7, all Android applications include
a bundled runtime by default (although you have the option of using
a separate runtime).
By setting up an AIR development environment such as the
AIR SDK, Adobe® Flash® Builder™ , or the Adobe Flex® SDK (which includes
the AIR command line development tools). The runtime included in
the SDK is only used when debugging applications — it is not used
to run installed AIR applications.
The system requirements for installing AIR and running AIR applications
are detailed here: Adobe AIR: System requirements (http://www.adobe.com/products/air/systemreqs/).
Both the runtime installer and the AIR application installer
create log files when they install, update, or remove AIR applications
or the AIR runtime itself. You can consult these logs to help determine
the cause of any installation problems. See Installation logs.