Thursday, July 7, 2016

How To Install LightTable 0.8.1 On Linux

How To Install
LightTable 0.8.1
On Linux

Lightable is an opensource, feature-rich text editor/ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) developed by Chris Granger and Robert Attorri. Released under MIT License.

It features real-time feedback allowing instant execution, debugging and access to documentation. The instant feedback provides an unusual execution environment intended to help developing abstractions.

According to wikipedia,
The developers claim that the software can reduce programming time by up to 20%.

Following are the some of the significant features of LightTable..

Features :

  • Free and open source
  • Cross-platform
  • In-line evaluation
  • Split views and instant feedback
  • Fuzzy finder
  • Auto updates
  • Modern UI
  • Auto-complete
  • Customizable

Here is how to install LightTable on Linux systems...

Installation :

There are two ways we can install LightTable on Linux

Method 1 :

Step 1 :

Just open terminal and copy paste the following code...

wget && tar -xzvf lighttable-0.8.1-linux.tar.gz && sudo mv lighttable-0.8.1-linux/ /opt/lighttable && sudo ln -sf /opt/lighttable/LightTable /usr/bin/lighttable

Step 2 :

Then, copy and paste the code given below on terminal

cat << EOF | sudo tee /usr/share/applications/light-table.desktop &> /dev/null [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Light Table GenericName=Text Editor Exec=/opt/lighttable/LightTable Terminal=false Icon=/opt/lighttable/resources/app/core/img/lticon.png Type=Application Categories=GTK;Utility;TextEditor;Application;IDE;Development; EOF sudo chmod +x /usr/share/applications/light-table.desktop

Method 2 :

In this method we just use a shell script to automate above process.. Just copy and paste the code shown below...

wget -O - | bash -

The above code will download installation script from Github and run it after file download completed.

Hi friends, I've only tested this script on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. But I hope this will work fine on other Linux distributions too.. If you can, please test it out on other Linux distributions. If you found any problem while installing LightTable with this methods.. please feel free to report it.. You can either open an issue on github or you can also report it on our Facebook Page via message( .

Removing/Uninstalling Lighttable From Your Linux System :

If you want to remove LightTable from your Linux system..

sudo rm -r /opt/lighttable/ /usr/bin/lighttable /usr/share/applications/light-table.desktop

Happy Coding !

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