Jan 6, 2015

Ubuntu Make 0.4 Released With Go Support, New Game Category

Ubuntu Make, formerly known as Ubuntu Developer Tools Center, has been updated to version 0.4, bringing Go support as well as a new game category.

For those not familiar with Ubuntu Make, this is a command line tool created by Canonical, which allows developers to install various development tools / IDEs. Initially, the tool targeted Android developers, making it easy to install Android Studio in Ubuntu. Later, Ubuntu Make also got support for Pycharm, Eclipse and intellij IDEA.

The latest Ubuntu Make 0.4 brings support for Go, allowing developers to easily install the latest golang in Ubuntu and automatically set up various environment variables.

The new release also introduces a new game section and with it, support for installing stencyl , a multi-platform game creation software.

Install Ubuntu Make

The latest Ubuntu Make is already available in the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet official repositories so if you're using Vivid, install it via Ubuntu Software Center or using the following command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 users can install Ubuntu Make by using its official PPA (the PPA has changed so if you've added the old UDTC PPA, remove it and add this one instead!). To add the PPA and install Ubuntu Make, use the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

You can then use the new "umake" command to install Android Studio and / or Eclipse in Ubuntu.

For how to use Ubuntu Make, run the following command:

umake --help

For instance, to install Go, simply use:

umake go

Or, to install stencyl, use:

umake games stencyl

To remove Go or stencyl, simply append "--remove" at the end of the commands above. For instance, to remove stencyl, use:

umake games stencyl --remove

If you want to help with the Ubuntu Developer Tools Center development, report bugs, etc., check out its GitHub page.

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