I was hoping to make standalone applications in AIR but found a couple of issues - application wasn't standalone (eg able to run from CD) and I couldn't execute other applications.

However, I have come across a product called Shu, www.shu-player.com, which seems to remove those limitations of AIR.
I have used Zinc before but it had soo many bugs and performance issues we had to drop it. SWFStudio doesnt support Mac, so that unfortunately cant be used.

I just wondered if anyone has done a comparison of Shu based AIR apps to the other more traditional Zinc, SWFStudio apps?

I have found ones comparing Zinc to AIR, but now Shu is available, they seem irrelevant.