How to Install LiteIDE on Ubuntu Desktop

There are a couple of Go-specific IDEs, The most popular one is LiteIDE, which is a free and open-source, cross-platform integrated development environment.

In this article I will explain how to install LiteIDE on Ubuntu. The LiteIDE is a development environment created specifically for Go Programming language.

How to Install LiteIDE on Ubuntu Desktop

To Install LiteIDE on Ubuntu, Download the LiteIDE package from following URL sourceforge.net/projects/liteide. (The download file is a bzip2 compressed archive file).

Next, Extract the archive file to the /usr/local directory:

sudo tar -jxvf liteidex33.1.linux64-qt4.tar.bz2 -C  /usr/local

To add desktop shortcut, create a new file called LiteIDE.desktop on your Desktop and add the following entries.

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=LiteIDE
Comment=IDE for editing and building projects written in the Go programming language
Exec=/usr/local/liteide/bin/liteide
Icon=/usr/local/liteide/share/liteide/welcome/images/liteide128.xpm
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=false
Categories=Development;

Make the desktop file executable using the chmod command:

cd ~/Desktop/
chmod +x LiteIDE.desktop

That is all we need to do.