Wing Python IDE Available to Install via Snap in Ubuntu

June 15, 2019

Wing Python IDE 7 now can be easily installed via Snap package in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04, and higher.

Snap is a containerized software package runs in most Linux desktop. The official Wing snap packages include:

  • Wing Pro, full-featured Python IDE for professional developers
  • Wing Personal, free Python IDE for students and hobbyists
  • Wing 101, very simple free Python IDE for beginning programmers

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply search for and install Wing snap packages in Ubuntu Software:

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal and run command to install snapd daemon first.

sudo apt-get install snapd

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Then install Wing personal 7 via command:

sudo snap install wing-personal7 --classic

Replace wing-personal7 in last command with wing7 for Wing Pro, or wing-101-7 for very simple version.

Uninstall:

To remove the Python IDE, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove wing-personal7

Also replace wing-personal7 with wing7 or wing-101-7 depends on which version you installed.

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