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Installing the SDK

Get started writing Ubuntu Apps and Scopes by installing the Ubuntu SDK

Here’s where you learn the exact steps needed to install the Ubuntu  SDK, Ubuntu’s integrated development environment (IDE) for developing Ubuntu Apps.

The Ubuntu SDK is available for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) onwards.

Adding the SDK Release PPA

Add the SDK Release PPA (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-sdk-team/+archive/ppa) as follows, entering your password as prompted:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa

Installing the Ubuntu SDK

Install as follows:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-sdk

Tip: Some people, particularly those running development 14.10 (Utopic) Ubuntu, should ensure all installed packages are updated to the latest available versions with:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Launching the Ubuntu SDK IDE

  1. Search in the Unity Dash Applications lens for “Ubuntu SDK”.
  2. Launch it from the found icon:

You can also launch the SDK from the shell with:

$ ubuntu-sdk

Tip: You might want the SDK icon always on your Unity launcher panel to make it easy find and launch. Just launch the SDK, find its icon on the launcher panel on the left side of the Ubuntu Desktop, right click it, and select Lock to Launcher.

Next steps

A good next move is a quick tutorials in the Ubuntu SDK section, for example Create an App Project and Running Apps from the SDK.