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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Install the SDK

The Ubuntu Software Development Kit (SDK) includes a set of development tools to make the job of writing applications easier and faster. It isn’t yet in the Ubuntu repositories. It is, however, in a Personal Package Archive (PPA), which is described in Chapter 37, “Opportunistic Development.” It is stable and in active use by Ubuntu developers writing applications right now. It is also the default and recommended method, so let’s use it.

First, we will add the PPA to our sources, like this:

matthew@seymour:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa

Update your local cache of what is available in the software repositories, so that the contents of this PPA are included:

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