UPDATE: This blog post is for an old version of Bosca Ceoil, and is out of date!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: boscaceoil.net


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 thoughts on “Bosca Ceoil for Linux”
  1. 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?

  2. I’ve followed the instructions entirely from https://jeffhendricks.net/?p=68 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.

  3. 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/

  4. 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/

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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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