Archive for April, 2014

Gambas on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

April 27, 2014

I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. The Gambas3 in the Ubuntu repository is still 3.1.1 and so is presumably still brain-damaged. I cannot believe how much harm has been done to Gambas by the Debian maintainers inability to come to terms with the requirements for a Gambas installation.

Fortunately the instructions below which use Kendek’s PPA still work.

A point I did not mention in the original instructions is that you do not have to open terminal everytime you want to run Gambas.

Go back to Dash (click on the top left Ubuntu button in the menu bar), type ‘Gambas’ (without apostrophes) and the Gambas3 application will be displayed. You can then drag this onto the menu bar.

There is by-the-way a very complimentary four-page review of Gambas in the latest edition of my favourite Linux mag, Linux Format 184, June 2014.