Let’s Compile Zed on Ubuntu: A Fun and Easy Guide πŸš€

Hello there, fellow tech enthusiast! Today, we’re going to compile Zed on Ubuntu. Don’t worry if you’re new to this; I’ll guide you through each step.

Run Zed on Ubuntu

Step 1: Setup your environmentπŸ› οΈ

Before we start, make sure you have the following:

  • An Ubuntu system (obviously!)
  • A stable internet connection ⚑
  • A cup of your favorite beverage β˜• (optional, but highly recommended!)

Step 2: Install the Necessary Packages πŸ“¦

First things first, we need to install some packages that Zed requires. Open up your terminal (you can do this by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T) and type in the following command:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y build-essential libncurses5-dev git

This command does two things: it updates your package list and installs the necessary packages for compiling Zed.

Then, you have to install Rust. If it’s already installed, make sure it’s up-to-date by hitting rustup update

Step 3: Clone the Zed Repository πŸ”„

Next, we need to get the Zed source code. We can do this by cloning the Zed repository from GitHub. In your terminal, type:

git clone git@github.com:zed-industries/zed.git

Step 4: Time to Compile! βš™οΈ

Now that we have everything we need, it’s time to compile Zed. Navigate to the Zed directory and run the linux script by typing:

cd zed & ./script/linux

This command will install necessary system libraries. Now, you can compile Zed using the cargo command:

cargo run --release

Step 5: Celebrate! πŸŽ‰

Congratulations! You’ve just compiled Zed on Ubuntu. The binary can be found in target/release folder. So, you can added to your $PATH.

That’s it for today’s blog post. I hope you found it helpful and fun. If you have any questions or run into any issues, feel free to leave a comment below. Until next time, happy coding! πŸš€

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