Ubuntu make made it to Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf). But what is it about? Let’s say you want to start developing Firefox on Ubuntu. The first rational step would be to Google the procedure to setup the dev environment. Ubuntu makes simplifies the process to a few commands!
Ubuntu make is a Canonical effort with the following goals:
- Deliver the latest available upstream developer stack
- Provide full support on latest LTS available
- Deliver a stable and functional developer environment
Ubuntu make can setup dev evironments for Firefox, Android, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Ruby on Rails and so on… along with their dependencies.
To install on Ubuntu 15.04:
$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make
To install on Ubuntu 14.04:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make
At the time of writing Ubuntu make supports the following dev environments:
Developer environment games Games Development Environment web Web Developer Environment go Go language dart Dartlang Development Environment ide Generic IDEs android Android Development Environment
an environment may also have a subset.
To install full web environment:
$ umake web
To install only the Firefox dev environment from web section:
$ umake web firefox-dev
To remove an environment (say ide):
$ umake -r ide
For first level help:
$ umake -h
For help on a particular section (say, Android):
$ umake android -h