Greenfoot is a multi-platform Java IDE built specifically for beginners in the Java programming language. This powerful and easy to use IDE allows users to build 2D applications such as games, simulations, and any other graphical application of your choice.

Greenfoot includes the following features:

  • Project Management
  • Auto-completion
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Detect/Remove Actors
  • Making Methods
  • Support of Gnome/KDE/X11 Gaphical Environments 
  • Use Greenfoot for Teaching or in Programming Courses
  • Publish Projects Online/Offline, etc.

For full features, you can refer to this page. For tutorials, check this page. In this guide, we will help you install Greenfoot on Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 via PPA. For older versions of Ubuntu, you can download the Debian package from the download area of the website. The version included in our PPA is optimized to work with Oracle Java 7.

Greenfoot Installation

Open the terminal and issue these commands to install Greenfoot:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/devel

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/java

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer greenfoot

You can now start the application from the Unity Dash:


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