LiClipse is the lightweight version of the most popular Eclipse IDE and it includes PyDev and Egit by default which will help python/django developers. You can download the latest version of LiClipse from here. You can just extract the downloaded package and start using it.
But the problem is since this is not an installed application you cannot open this from Ubuntu dashboard or you cannot lock this in the launcher. It can be done in few simple steps given below.
- LiClipse - 1.0.0
- Ubuntu - 12.04, 14.04
Download latest version of LiClipse from the official website.
Extract the downloaded file using the command
tar xvzf <filename>. For example,
tar xvzf liclipse_1.0.0_linux.gtk.x86.tar.gz
Move the extracted folder to
/opt folder using the command
sudo mv liclipse /opt
This will require root access. So don't use the command without sudo.
Now create a shortcut of LiClipse in the applications folder using the below given command
sudo ln -s /opt/liclipse/LiClipse /usr/bin/liclipse
We have now installed LiCipse in our system. But we need to create a launcher for easier access. Paste the following command in terminal to create the launcher
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/liclipse.desktop
This will open gedit text editor. Paste the following content in the file.
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0.0 Name=LiClipse Comment=IDE for Python/Django developers Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 /opt/liclipse/LiClipse Icon=/opt/liclipse/icon.xpm Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Utility;Application;Development;IDE
If you are using different version of LiClipse, replace the version with the correct one. Rest of the content should not be changed. Save this file and we now have installed LiClipse successfully. You can now launch LiClipse from the Ubuntu dash menu and it can be locked in the launcher. Feel free to post your comment.