Canonical wants to make developers who create applications for platforms other than Ubuntu feel at home. In a recent article posted on his blog, +Didier Roche, Software Engineer at Canonical, writes: “Ubuntu loves developers and we are going to showcase it by making Ubuntu the best available developer platform!“.
To achieve this, the Ubuntu Developer Tools Center was created, a project to enable quick and easy setup of common developers needs on Ubuntu. For now, Canonical is focusing on Android developers, but more will follow, like Go developers, web developers, Dart and more.
Android Studio installed in Ubuntu 14.04 using UDTC
Ubuntu Developer Tools Center is currently in alpha and right now, it allows installing the latest version of Android Studio along with the latest Android SDK and their dependencies, enable multi-arch on 64bit machines as well as integrate Android Studio with the Unity Launcher.
Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC) will always target the latest Ubuntu development version along with the latest Ubuntu LTS (long-term support) version. Right now, Ubuntu 14.04 users who want to install UDTC will have to use the official Ubuntu Developer Tools Center PPA (see installation instructions below), but in the future it should be available in the official Ubuntu 14.04 (backports) repositories. As for Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, UDTC is already available in the repositories.
Install Ubuntu Developer Tools Center with Android Studio and Android SDK in Ubuntu
Before proceeding, if you’ve used the unofficial Android Studio PPA maintained by Paolo Rotolo, purge the android-studio package:
sudo apt-get purge android-studio sudo rm -r "/usr/share/android-studio"
1. Install Ubuntu Developer Tools Center
Ubuntu 14.10: as I said, UDTC is already available in the Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn repositories so to install it, use the following command (or search for it in Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic, etc.):
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-developer-tools-center
Ubuntu 14.04: Ubuntu Developer Tools Center is available in an official PPA maintained by Didier Roche. Add the PPA and install UDTC using the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:didrocks/ubuntu-developer-tools-center sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-developer-tools-center
2. Install Android Studio and Android SDK using UDTC
To install Android Studio and Android SDK, simply run the following command:
Then, select to accept the license (“a”) and UDTC will do the rest, installing Android Studio and Android SDK.
UDTC will only ask for your your password if it needs to install some required dependencies which aren’t installed on your system.