Ubuntu Make - a developer to help

    There was a desire to get acquainted with the development for android. I downloaded Android Studio, unpacked and deleted it. I decided to look for other installation options. In the process of searching, I came across Ubuntu Make (aka Ubuntu Developer Tools Center in the past), and in this short note I want to tell you about it.

    Ubuntu Developer Tools Center flashed in the news along with Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), but it seems to me that it did not attract wide attention of the masses. Not much later, the project was renamed Ubuntu Make, as it is called to this day, grown up to version 0.4. Developed by Didier Roche, Software Engineer, Canonical. Also noteworthy is the fact that Ubuntu Make is written in Python 3.4.

    The main goal of the project is quick and easy installation of the general needs of the developer in Ubuntu. And although it’s still far from “general needs” (the list of packages available for installation is still small), everything is fine with “quick and easy”.

    Currently, using Ubuntu Make, you can install:
    • Android Studio
    • Eclipse
    • IntelliJ Idea Community Edition
    • Pycharm community edition
    • go-lang google compiler
    • Stencyl game developer IDE


    In ubuntu 15.04, ubuntu-make is available out of the box, users of versions 14.04 and 14.10 are invited to install from ppa:

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


    Installing with ubuntu-make is obscene. To install Android Studio, just execute in the terminal:

    umake android

    A little expectation and here is the result: The

    icon in dash and openjdk (if Java was not in the system) is included. After the launch, “studio” pulled up sdk and updated to version 1.0.2. “Hello world” was launched on the phone and the health check completed.

    golang is installed similarly:

    For PyCharm, Eclipse, Idea, one more argument will be added:

    umake ide pycharm

    To remove a package, just add the argument "-r" to the same line:

    umake ide pycharm -r


    Someone will say: - “How many business. Download the archive, unzip the icon in dash and check it. Is ubuntu make necessary? ” I agree, maybe not many cases, but I found the package useful to myself. He saved me time and saved me from routine. I hope it will be useful to you too.

    Ubuntu Make on Github . Didier Roche

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