How to Install Light Table 0.8.1 on Ubuntu 16.04

Light Table 0.8.1 recently released, is a unique kind of integrated development environment (IDE) – a reactive work surface for the creation and exploration of our programs. It allows you to have a real-time debugging of your code while typing. This means you get a real-time feedback allowing instant execution, debugging and access to documentation.

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Light Table 0.8.1 Changelog

  • CHANGED: [:app :lt.objs.settings/pair-keymap-diffs] behavior is being deprecated. Use [:editor :lt.objs.editor/autoclose-brackets] in your user.behaviors instead. lt.objs.editor/autoclose-brackets should fix autoclosing characters e.g. ‘[{” for international users.
  • CHANGED: Backspace key uses the same CodeMirror plugin that lt.objs.editor/autoclose-brackets does
  • CHANGED: lt.util.cljs/js->clj is being deprecated. Plugin authors can use the js->clj that comes with ClojureScript
  • CHANGED: Removed unused lt.objs.titlebar ns and lt.objs.titlebar/add-titlebar behavior
  • CHANGED: Removed unused styling in structure.css
  • CHANGED: Removed harbor and jshint node packages that belong to other LightTable plugins
  • CHANGED: Removed :hide-connect command which is the same as :show-connect
  • CHANGED: Removed light skin which was just a confusing pointer to dark skin
  • CHANGED: files/open-sync logs an error when trying to open a nonexistent file. Previously the error was ignored
  • CHANGED: Check for updates every hour instead of every 5 minutes
  • FIX: Git (vcs) friendly! Changing branches and doing rebases doesn’t cause buggy dialogs. If a file is removed, the tab is closed. If a file has a local modification, the user decides whether to overwrite the current file or not
  • FIX: LightTable documentation supports navigation as it is now in a browser tab
  • FIX: Save and remove trailing whitespace behavior refreshes tab
  • FIX: Navigator no longer cuts off end of files i.e. can scroll horizontally
  • FIX: Case sensitive renaming of files e.g. readme -> README
  • FIX: Faster detection of binaries in build scripts
  • FIX: In linux, middle click to close tab doesn’t paste clipboard contents
  • FIX: :open-path command resolves relative paths before opening them
  • FIX: Clearer description of font-settings behavior
  • FIX: Clear console error when github endpoints returns invalid JSON
  • FIX: All errors are consistently caught and logged to console
  • ADDED: Light Table builds without warnings on ClojureScript 1.7.x
  • ADDED: Add build target for generating cljsdeps.js (need for ClojureScript upgrade)
  • ADDED: Linux and Windows users have access keys on menus
  • ADDED: Linux and Windows users have additional menu items under File: Quit Light Table and About Light Table
  • ADDED: Added file type definitions for html templates: ERB, ASPX, EJS, JSP
  • ADDED: Command-0/Ctrl-0 to reset zoom and Command-=/Ctrl-= to zoom in
  • ADDED: Disply notification to user after installing/updating/uninstalling a plugin

Install Light Table 0.8.1 on Ubuntu 16.04

wget https://github.com/LightTable/LightTable/releases/download/0.8.1/lighttable-0.8.1-linux.tar.gz

tar -xvf lighttable-0.8.1-linux.tar.gz
sudo mv lighttable-0.8.1-linux /opt/LightTable

sudo ln -s /opt/LightTable/LightTable /usr/bin/lighttable

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