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Gambas has recently reached the 3.9.0 release. Available in its official PPA repository for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 12.04.

Gambas 3.9.0 brings hundreds of new features, bug fixes and optimizations. The main feature is gb.web.form, a new component that allows to make the GUI of your web application from the Gambas IDE. Other features are:

  • gb.form.terminal, a new component providing a full-featured terminal emulation.
  • A new IDE output console based on the previous component.
  • A new and better project argument list interface.
  • Project creation is now based on project templates. Custom templates can be defined.
  • New library management system.
  • The Expression class is now inheritable and allows to customize the interpreter evaluator.
  • FileView and DirView controls automatically refresh themselves if your project uses the gb.inotify component.
  • TextEditor now can display thin vertical lines to emphasize indentation.
  • Menu can have a proxy, i.e. pop up the children of another menu.
  • Paint.StretchImage() is a new method that scales an image to fit a rectangle, keeping the image proportions.
  • component support PLAIN and CRAM-MD5 authentication.

Gambas 3.9.0

How to install Gambas 3.9.0 in Ubuntu via PPA:

1. Before installing Gambas 3.9.0, remove the previous release if installed:

sudo apt remove gambas3 && sudo apt autoremove

Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter

2. Add Gambas PPA via command:

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

gambas3 ppa

3. Update and install the new Gambas 3.9.0 release via:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install gambas3

Revert to original Gambas in Ubuntu:

ppa-purge will not downgrade the software due to a package conflict. So to undo changes:

  • remove the current release via the command in step 1:
    sudo apt remove gambas3 && sudo apt autoremove
  • remove the PPA via command:
    sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:gambas-team/gambas3
  • finally reinstall the stock version of gambas in Ubuntu:
    sudo apt update && sudo apt install gambas3

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

gambas 3.5.1 in ubuntu 13.10