How to install QuicklyChat for Linux

The Linux version of QuicklyChat is highly experimental. Feel free to try it out, and let us know if you run into any issues. The instructions provided are for 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 with default settings.

QuicklyChat runs on Adobe Air. Adobe no longer supports Air, but you can still get an old copy running on Ubuntu or Red Hat.

  1. If you're running 64-bit Linux, make sure to enable 32-bit libraries:
    1. sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch;
  2. Put the gnome keyring where Air can find it:
    1. 64-bit: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/;
    2. 32-bit: sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/;
  3. Install the Adobe Air runtime:
    1. download the Adobe Air runtime for Linux,
    2. chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin, and
    3. execute AdobeAIRInstaller.bin
  4. Install QuicklyChat
    1. Download the QuicklyChat .air package
    2. Open the .air package

Or, in code-block form (again, assuming 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04):

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs-multiarch;
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/;
wget -O /tmp/airinstaller.bin;
chmod +x /tmp/airinstaller.bin;
wget -O /tmp/quicklychat-installer.air;
Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer /tmp/quicklychat-installer.air;

QuicklyChat should now be installed.

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