Adobe open source tools now available for download

Adobe is preparing to open source development tools that will enable existing desktop and server software to run in Web browsers, according to reports.

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The tools will work with applications written in the C programming language, said Adobe researcher Scott Petersen, who has been developing the project. Such an approach would bypass current Web-programming techniques, such as Ajax, which are designed to simulate the features of desktop software in a browser environment.

Petersen has been developing the tools as a side project, and Adobe is now planning to open source the project in order to tap into developer interest, according to a blog posted last week by Mozilla Labs researcher Atul Varma.

We are looking forward to what Adobe brings to the table in the fast growing world of open source. Will we see Adobe products on Linux platform? Only time will tell.