How To Install Gambas In Ubuntu 13.04 [Quick Tip]

Install Gambas in Ubuntu 13.04Gambas is an object oriented programming language derived from BASIC. In Gambas you can create forms, buttons, boxes (mainly GUI design) and connect them with popular databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL etc. You can even create games with it. In Spanish, Gambas means Prawn and this is where it its logo has come from. In this quick post, I shall show you how to install Gambas in Ubuntu 13.04.

Install Gambas in Ubuntu 13.04:

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following command to install Gambas in Ubuntu 13.04:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/gambas3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gambas3

That’s it. Nothing else needs to be done. When you install Gambas this way, the integrated development environment (IDE) is also installed with it. This helps you in using the Gambas language in a better and proper way.

In this age of Java, C++, Perl etc, there are few people who use rather less known languages like Gambas. And it is not a bad thing looking at the capabilities of Gambas. Hope this quick post helped you to install Gambas in Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15. Questions, suggestions are most welcomed. Ciao :)

  • Matt Tucci

    I’m embarrassed to say, I wouldn’t know what to do with it.

    • Abhishek Prakash

      It’s not a popular language. I was requested by a reader to write the quick tutorial about the installation process.

      • sammy

        Ah. Thank you.
        Gambas3 is needed to run I-Nex, which is gaining quite an user base :)

        • Abhishek Prakash

          Welcome Sammy :)

  • Anthony

    Thanks. I have no idea what I’m doing when in the Linux/Ubuntu universe. This has helped me install I-Nex. Great and clear instructions. Cheers!

    • Abhishek Prakash

      Welcome Anthony :)