How to Install Komodo Edit 9 in Ubuntu 14.04

Last updated: July 14, 2017

Komodo Edit 9 Ubuntu

Komodo Edit 9, a new stable release of ActiveState’s free text editor, was released yesterday with new exciting features, e.g. Google’s Go language support, Markdown Viewer, Easier Track Changes.

Komodo IDE and Edit 9.0 was release on March 24 with below changes:

  • A new left margin, which highlights unsaved changes, as well as any uncommitted SCC changes
  • A markdown viewer uses GitHub markdown styling.
  • Initial support for the Go programming language. It provides syntax coloring, code folding, syntax checking (linting) and code intelligence with completions, calltips, outline and goto definition.
  • Commando pop-up dialog, a combination of the “Fast Open” dialog and “Invoke Tool” dialog.
  • Share snippets of code via from right-click option. It supports client side encryption.
  • Notifications now appear in a separate popup panel.
  • Updated UI icons.
  • Added support for PHP 5.6, with a new Xdebug module
  • Added PEP 8 syntax checking
  • Color schemes has been changed.
  • Komodo now includes a CSS code formatter

Komodo 9 also includes overhauled APIs, performance improvements, and various fixes. See the changelog for details.

Install Komodo Edit 9 in Ubuntu:

UPDATE: There’s now a PPA repository that contains Komodo Edit 9 for Ubuntu, so you don’t have to do below steps, instead, running below commands one by one in terminal to get it from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:mystic-mirage/komodo-edit

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install komodo-edit

Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 13 and 17 are supported

1. Download the tar.gz archive from the link below:

Download Komodo 9

Depends on OS type, select download “komodo-edit-*-linux-x86.tar.gz” for 32-bit or “komodo-edit-*-linux-x86_64.tar.gz” for 64-bit.

2. Extract the downloaded package through your file browser:

Komodo Edit 9 Archive

3. Result folder contains an installer script. All you have to do is open terminal from the Dash/Menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

  • Navigate to the extracted Komodo Edit folder via command:
    cd Downloads/Komodo-Edit-*

    you may replace Komodo-Edit-* in the code with the full folder name.

  • Run the installer script:


4. If you don’t see the launcher icon in Desktop, Unity Dash, or Application Menu, you may run it for the first time from user’s Home folder -> Komodo-Edit-9 -> bin.


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2 responses to How to Install Komodo Edit 9 in Ubuntu 14.04

  1. Very helpful, thanks!

  2. i tried installing komodo, but i got this message on terminal. I dont know how to proceed

    :~/Downloads/Komodo-Edit-9.3.2-16460-linux-x86_64$ ./
    install: warning: It appears that either your system does not have gtk-2.0 installed, or your system’s version of gtk-2.0 is not up to date.
    Komodo requires version 2.24 or greater. Please update gtk-2.0. While Komodo will still install correctly, it may not run.
    This diagnostic is not fool-proof. If you are sure the package is installed and up to date, you may safely ignore this warning.
    Proceed? [y/N]

    using ubuntu 16.04 LTS