Bosca Ceoil for Linux

UPDATE: This blog post is for an old version of Bosca Ceoil, and is out of date! Bosca Ceoil v2.0 is available from here:


Yay! Thanks to awesome github user dlan-fr, Bosca Ceoil is available for Linux!

I haven’t tested this myself (I don’t have a linux installation at the moment), but it sounds like it should work. He’s ported it back to AIR 2.6, which was the last version of Adobe AIR supported on Linux.

[Download Linux .deb (v1.1)]
[Download Linux .rpm (v1.1)]
[Download Linux .tar.gz (v1.1)]

Here’s more info from dlan-fr:

I have tested it on Ubuntu linux and Linux mint, It seem to work properly. (minor some sound delay issue, see below for workaround).

the source code is available on GitHub, I have made some minor adjustments to the existing source code :

Some people could run into a sound delay issue, it seem it’s a bug in adobe air. Using this launcher script fix it (included in the package) :

For .tar.gz version, to run it :
[path-to-adobeairsdk]/bin/adl -nodebug [path-to-boscaceoil]/share/META-INF/AIR/application.xml [path-to-boscaceoil]/share/

more info for archlinux:


18 Comments so far

  1. Gallefray on September 29th, 2013

    AWESOME! 😀
    Adobe Air stuff also works via WINE. I’ve tried a few programs and I’ve not experienced any problems :3

    – Gallefray

  2. Weeble on September 29th, 2013

    I tried installing the deb, but I got “Dependency is not satisfiable: adobeair (>= 1:”.

    I think that might be because I’m running 64-bit Ubuntu? Is it perhaps 32-bit only? Or maybe I need to get the adobeair package from some other source?

  3. olligobber on September 29th, 2013

    To Weeble, go to the adobe air archives and get Adobe Air 2.6 for Linux. You need to install that first.

  4. olligobber on September 29th, 2013

    If you’re having trouble getting Adobe Air 2.6 this article seems useful:

  5. olligobber on September 30th, 2013

    I’ve followed the instructions entirely from to get Adobe Air 2.6.0 running on Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit and get the following error when installing Bosca Ceoil (using the .deb): Dependency is not satisfiable: adobeair (>= 1:

    Maybe dlan-fr can tell us specifically how to install it, right from getting air? Or anyone else who has managed it. Post your OS specs while you’re at it.

  6. olligobber on September 30th, 2013

    I have tried an alternate method, installing air from a deb found at

    Same error message. Dependency is not satisfiable: adobeair (>= 1:

  7. dlan on September 30th, 2013

    doesn’t adobe air need 32-bit libraries ? In my case, I installed adobe air using the bin provided on the adobe site. it seem you have to follow some additional step to make it work in 64-bit

    alternatively, I have uploaded a tarball package that can be used with the adobe sdk, but you will probably have to follow the same steps linked before to make it work on 64-bit :

    latest adobe air sdk for linux :

    then use this command
    /bin/adl -nodebug /share/META-INF/AIR/application.xml /share/

  8. dlan on September 30th, 2013

    oops, part of the last line have been eaten by the comment system 🙂 the command is :

    (path-to-adobeairsdk)/bin/adl -nodebug (path-to-boscaceoil)/share/META-INF/AIR/application.xml (path-to-boscaceoil)/share/

  9. olligobber on September 30th, 2013

    dlan, the tutorial on uses a package that can add 32 bit libraries to 64 bit somehow, allowing for Air to be installed. I have yet to try your other method on my system, see how it goes. Thanks

  10. dlan on September 30th, 2013

    ah sorry, I miss this part of your message. I also wonder if you could run directly the boscaceoil executable in the bin folder of the tarball, since you have already installed air.

  11. olligobber on October 1st, 2013

    dlan, yes I can. I double clicked the BoscaCeoil executable in the bin folder of the tarball found at, having installed adobe air from the deb at and it worked fine on Uubntu 13.04 64 bit.

  12. olligobber on October 1st, 2013

    I did have the latency issue but that was easily fixed.

  13. olligobber on October 1st, 2013

    Um, export to wav does not appear to be working for me. Can anyone else reproduce this issue?

  14. dlan on October 1st, 2013

    does it hang the application ? I remember running into this issue once, but I never been able to reproduce it. So far, in my case the wav was correctly generated, it just crash the application.

  15. olligobber on October 2nd, 2013

    For me it hangs, crashes and doesn’t produce a wav file. It has happened twice, though I’m sure I can reproduce it further.

  16. dlan on October 2nd, 2013

    If you can reproduce it, I’m interested in more detail about the issue, eventually if you have a ceoil file that trigger it, it would make it easier to isolate it.

  17. Terry on October 2nd, 2013

    I doubt I can help much with a linux specifc issue like this, but if it’s crashing, it would be helpful to know if if crashes when you START exporting or when it finishs (i.e. after the song has played through from the start again). If it’s when you start, then the crash is probably something to do with the streaming event. If it’s when you finish, it’ll be something to do with writing the wav file.

  18. Wohlf on September 14th, 2018

    Adobe air is no longer downloadable. We need bosca ceoil to run on something else for Linux. I can’t find any way to install air. I will have to run it in windows ;(. Hope this can be fixed

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