Flutter can be used to create Linux applications, which is possible by enabling the feature. Before that I would like recommend the basic flutter setup on Ubuntu post.
Lets Install Flutter for Ubuntu Linux development. As a open source project, we can install the flutter SDK from GitHub.
In order to clone the repository we have to use git . In case your SUSE doesn’t know what it is, let’s install it with snap . Also recommend to have Visual Code /Atom for editing the code.
The following post may help you to install VS Code on Ubuntu
Install the git
sudo snap install git
Clone the repo
Get the latest stable version from GitHub repository or alternatively can download from flutter site
git clone https://github.com/flutter/flutter.git -b stable --depth 1
Use the -b option to clone the stable version
Setup the path variable
You also need to set the path variable using the shell command as follows.
Call the Doctor
run Flutter doctor command to inspect status of your Flutter SDK
Android IOS development
For Android you have to install the Android Studio for development tool support which can be download from official website.
For official documentation visit flutter.dev
Enable desktop feature
In order to make Linux ready for Flutter desktop development environment we should have following dependencies
- ninja- build
install them using snap/ apt-get command
sudo apt-get install clang cmake ninja-build pkg-config libgtk-3-dev libblkid-dev liblzma-dev
Now switch to the dev channel and run upgrade command, which will install necessary libraries and packages.
flutter channel dev
Configure the feature using config
flutter config --enable-linux-desktop
run the flutter doctor and then flutter devices as follows
Make sure the devices command list the Linux desktop
Create sample Flutter project
flutter create myweb_app
run the app using flutter run command
flutter run -d linux