Linux News Today: Ubuntu Make 16.05 Lands on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Brings Android Studio and SDK Fixes
Ubuntu Make developer Didier Roche announced the release of Ubuntu Make 16.05, a new maintenance release of his open-source CLI tool that lets developers install various third-party SDKs and IDEs.
Designed from the ground up to help aspiring developers and programmers install all sorts of third-party applications that aren’t available in the main Ubuntu repositories or don’t have a PPA (Personal Package Archive), Ubuntu Make is a simple and must-have command-line utility.
The new release, Ubuntu Make 16.05, has been announced on May 4, 2016, and it promises to fix installation issues with the Android Studio and Android SDK frameworks that appeared due to recent modifications of their website, as well as to switch to the GitHub API for the installation of the Superpowers and LightTable frameworks.
Ubuntu Make 16.05 also adds OpenJDK (Java Development Kit) 8 to the Android SDK, removes the OpenJDK dependency for the Arduino IDE, updates the main requirements for the Netbeans IDE so you can install it on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and fixes locale issues in tests.
Ubuntu Make is ready for deployment on Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)
Ubuntu Make 16.05 also changes the release hook to point to the now in development Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system. The PPA has been updated, which means that you can now install Ubuntu Make 16.05 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) operating systems too.
To do that, open the Terminal app and copy/paste the commands listed below, one by one, hitting the Enter key after each one. If you’re using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), you don’t need to add the first command, because Ubuntu Make is available in its main software repositories.
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
sudo apt update && sudo apt install -y ubuntu-make