Android Studio Development on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
Android Studio is the Official IDE for Android Development on modern personal computers. Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device. World-class code editing, debugging, performance tooling, a flexible build system, and an instant build/deploy system all allow you to focus on building unique and high quality apps. Based on JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA software, Android Studio is designed specifically for Android development. It’s available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and replaced Eclipse as Google’s primary IDE for native Android application development.
More infos about Android Studio is available on the wikipedia.
How to configure Android Studio on Fedora systems
Basically, you can download Android Studio from the Official WebSite and start it on your Linux system. For a smooth experience on Fedora, I suggest you to do some necessary steps.
If you run a 64 bit system, in a terminal window do this
sudo dnf install zlib-devel.i686 ncurses-devel.i686 ant
Install libs for mksdcard SDK Tool
sudo dnf install compat-libstdc++-296.i686 compat-libstdc++-33.i686 compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 glibc.i686 glibc-devel.i686 libstdc++.i686 libX11-devel.i686 libXrender.i686 libXrandr.i686
Install Java development tools
sudo dnf install java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel.x86_64
Extract the package (it’s ok also the Downloads folder) and relocate the Android Studio folder
mv /home/yourUserName/Downloads/android-studio /opt
Make symbolic lynk for a quick launch
Using command line
ln -s /opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh /usr/local/bin/asb
Using Android Studio
- Run Andorid Studio with ./opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh
- Menu > Tools > Create Command-line Launcher…
- Name: asb
- Path: /usr/local/bin
- Click OK
- Using Alacarte (sudo dnf install alacarte)
- New item under Programming
- Browse to /opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh
- Browse icon to /opt/android-studio/bin/studio.png
Check Java environment
If it isn’t /usr/lib/jvm/default-java, type:
- Run Android Studio and enjoy it
- Typing asb in terminal
- Using Android Studio icon in launcher
Some plus with Android Studio and Fedora
For the latest news, configurations and some plus on setting up an Android Studio Development environment on Fedora systems you can check my GitHub. If you need a more powerful and fast emulator for Android, you can see my post on How to install Genymotion emulator on Fedora. For now, it’s all.