Screenshot of Android Studio and Visual Studio Code logos

Ubuntu Make is a project developed and maintained by Canonical that focuses on delivering not only the latest versions of development software like Android Studio, but also stability tested packages before sent upstream. So this is basically your convenient all in one source for most development software, nice.

“Ubuntu Make will always download, test and support the latest available upstream developer stack.”


This PPA makes life so much more easier for users with a fresh Linux install and if they require either ,certain software that would  come in a dot zip file,  or a feature in the latest build that they ABSOLUTELY need. This would be for you! So whether you’re an Android, web, or  UI developer, most likely your developer will be supported.

The convenience of this PPA is that you just need only this one and now you easily install

List of some software supported: RubyMine, Arduino, Visual Studio Code, Idea, Atom, Android Studio, pycharm,

Install Ubuntu Make

# 1. Add PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make
# 2. Update System
sudo apt-get update
# 3. Install Ubuntu Make
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

Now, to install an application through Ubuntu Make, you need to first start with sudo umake ….followed by the name of the application. An example of installing the Android Studio will be below.

# This will install the latest SDK along and other create a start menu entry. Make sure to accept the Google license agreement.

sudo umake android  


Spread the word about the project! The Ubuntu team wants you guys to know that Ubuntu loves developers! They have a hashtag  (#ubuntulovesdevs) that they’d like users to use.



Ubuntu Make Wiki GitHub
Wiki Link ubuntu/ubuntu-make



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