Install Gambas 3.5 via PPA in Ubuntu & Linux Mint

install latest gambas 3.5 ubuntu

Gambas is a free development environment aims at making a graphical development environment based on a Basic interpreter, so that we have a language as easy as Visual Basic™ under Linux™. Gambas3 is available in Ubuntu Software Center since Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, but it’s a little old.

The latest Gambas 3.5 was released on October 22 with more than 240 bugfixes and more than 270 new features. See the official release note.

This tutorial show how to install the latest Gambas 3.5.1 in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint via PPA.

Install Gambas:

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one:

For the latest development version, use the daily build PPA (it’s 3.5.99 at the moment):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gambas3

For the more stable version which is available in official download page:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas3

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gambas3
gambas 3.5.1 in ubuntu 13.10

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  1. Thanks Bro! it really helped me since I’m an ubuntu linux user. I don’t want to duable boot on windows for visual basic since I’m quite lazy. Thanks!

  2. An update: use “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas3” instead “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3”. The latter is deprecated.

  3. thank you Ji m for sharing this info.
    after a few hours searching, your post solved my problem. appreciated.

  4. I want install gambas3 offline form .deb packet? can you help me! send to my mail

  5. by following these instruction (steps) gambus is not properly install in ubuntu….

    please give the proper steps to install gambus in ubuntu

  6. Gambas 3.8.90 installed OK but the New project window doesn’t display any Project Types.

    The Title in this window is 1. Project type.

    Clicking Next causes a pop up window saying Please choose a Template

    Have looked everywhere but can’t find a fix for this problem.
    Hope you can help


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