How to install LiteIDE on Debian or Ubuntu Linux

LiteIDE is a fantastic editor for anyone working with the Golang programming language. As of the date of this article (September 2015) it is certainly my IDE of choice. This article will describe the step by step process of installing LiteIDE on a Ubuntu Linux machine.

Notes

For future reference note the LiteIDE home page at https://github.com/visualfc/liteide. As the project grows, I expect this Github page will become the primary source of information about LiteIDE.

Download

Download the LiteIDE BZ2 archive from SourceForce at http://sourceforge.net/projects/liteide/files/ (as of this article the latest version is X28)

The file will generally be downloaded to $HOME/Downloads/liteidex##–#.linux-64.tar.bz2

In this case, the file name is liteidex28–1.linux-64.tar.bz2

Extract

Open a terminal in $HOME/Downloads and run sudo tar -C /usr/local -xjf liteidex28–1.linux-64.tar.bz2

This command extracts the archive. An explanation of the tar options are as follows:

-C: puts the extracted files into the specified directory
-x: extracts (or decompresses)
-j: specifies the BZip decoder
-f: specifies the file to extract

Run

You can now run LiteIDE by opening a terminal and running /usr/local/liteide/bin/liteide

What next?

Your options from here are to create a launcher either in the main menu or in a panel, or to add /usr/local/liteide/bin to your $PATH environment variable.

 

Posted on Sep 12, 2015 in Articles & How To | Tags: TechnologyLinuxGoLangLiteIDEUbuntuDebian