PyCharm 2017.1 Released! How to Install it via PPA

March 25, 2017

PyCharm IDE

PyCharm 2017.1 was released yesterday. Features a much faster debugger, improved Python and JavaScript unit testing, and support for the six library.

PyCharm 2017.1 release highlights:

  • The Python debugger got forty times faster for Python 3.6 projects, and up to two times faster for older versions of Python
  • added support for the six compatibility library
  • Unit test runners for Python have been rebuilt from the ground up: you can now run any test configuration with PyCharm
  • Improved JavaScript unit testing: gutter icons indicating whether a test passed and support for Jest, Facebook’s JS testing framework (PyCharm Professional only)
  • Zero-latency typing is now on by default
  • Support for native Docker for Mac – no more need to use SOCAT! (PyCharm Professional only)
  • And more!

How to Install PyCharm 2017.1 in Ubuntu:

For the community version, the GetDeb repository has made the packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and Linux Mint 18.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T for searching for “terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

2. After adding the GetDeb repository, setup the GPG key via command:

wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

For Linux Mint, please enable GetDeb repository via Software Sources -> Additional Repositories.

3. Finally install PyCharm, the community version, via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install pycharm

For the professional version, download the official Linux package from the link below, extract, and run the executable from bin/ folder (or read the document).

PyCharm Download Page

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4 responses to PyCharm 2017.1 Released! How to Install it via PPA

  1. For the free open source version:
    sudo apt install pycharm-community

  2. I think in Ubuntu 17.10 we can directly install pycharm from Software. Isn’t it?