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.
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.