I recently came across Scratch, an ingenious free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations by MIT. At first, I installed it in Ubuntu using the command “sudo apt install scratch”. It was great, until I realized that there was a difference between that editor and the online one. The online editor saved .sb2 files while mine saved .sb files so I could not view the projects I had done online on my offline editor. For this reason, I decided on Scratch 2 Offline Editor.
To install Scratch 2 on Ubuntu, run the following commands from your terminal.
- Download Scratch 2 Offline Editor.
- Download the Adobe AIR shell script file and install it by running the commands:
wget -O adobe-air.sh http://drive.noobslab.com/data/apps/AdobeAir/adobe-air.sh sudo chmod +x adobe-air.sh sudo ./adobe-air.sh
- Run adobe air installer
sudo Adobe\ AIR\ Application\ Installer
- Navigate to the location of your scratch download and select the scratch.air file.
- Install scratch in /opt which is the default install location
Happy scratching 😛