Canonical’s Zoltán Balogh had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of the new Ubuntu SDK IDE (Integrated Development Environment) packages for supported Ubuntu Linux operating systems.
According to Mr. Balogh, the new Ubuntu SDK release is a major one, based on Qt 5.4.2 and built around the QtCreator 3.5 version, but dropping all Qt dependencies, which means that the software has everything it needs in a single package. Initial support for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system has also been added.
“I am happy to announce that we have just released the new Ubuntu SDK IDE packages,” said Zoltán Balogh. “More explanations why we just did that: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/blog/2015/11/19/here-comes-brand-new-ubuntu-sdk-ide-tools/. Enjoy and please give us feedback here or on IRC.”
Here’s how to install Ubuntu SDK on your Ubuntu OS
First of all, we would like to inform existing users who want to update their Ubuntu SDK installation to the latest version announced in this article, that they need to open the Terminal app and copy/paste the following command. Don’t forget to press the Enter key and input your password when asked.
sudo sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
Second of all, you should know that the new Ubuntu SDK version replaces the current one installed on your Ubuntu system, which means that you can finally remove the old QtCreator packages. To do that, run the following command in the terminal emulator application.
sudo apt-get remove qtcreator qtcreator-plugin*
Now, for those of you who are new to Ubuntu SDK, you need to open the Terminal app from the Unity Dash, add the official PPA (Personal Package Archive) to their Ubuntu Linux operating system, and install the latest version using the following commands, one by one, hitting Enter after each one.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt install ubuntu-sdk