Linux News Today: Ubuntu Make Now Lets You Install Only the Android SDK in Ubuntu Linux
Didier Roche, the creator and lead developer of Ubuntu Make, an open-source command-line tool that lets Ubuntu users install all sorts of useful projects that cannot be found in the default software repositories, has announced the release of Ubuntu Make 15.09.2.
Ubuntu Make 15.09.2 is the second maintenance release of the 15.09 branch of the software and introduces support for installing only the Android SDK (Software Development Kit) software in the Ubuntu Linux operating system. What this means, is that you no longer have to install the entire Android Studio bundle to install Android SDK.
Additionally, Ubuntu Make’s exit codes have been rationalized to ensure that the software always exits with the expected error code, no matter the situation, the testsuite has been extended to improve the detection any bad download page, various pep8 issues have been addressed, and several small, yet important bugs have been squashed.
“I’m proud to announce this new Ubuntu Make release, with excellent new feature and fixes from our community,” says Didier Roche. “First, welcome Sebastian Schubert to the Ubuntu Make contributor family. He did some awesome work on implementing Android SDK only support (for those not wanting to install the whole Android Studio bundle) in Ubuntu Make.”
Here’s how to install Ubuntu Make on a supported Ubuntu OS
First of all, we remind you that the Ubuntu Make (umake) command-line software is currently supported on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating systems. To install it in any of these distros or their derivatives, you must copy/paste the following commands in the Terminal app.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-make
After installation, you can use the “umake” command (without quotes) to install the third-party software supported by Ubuntu Make. For example, you can now easily install only the Android SDK software on your Ubuntu Linux distribution by running the following command.
umake android android-sdk