I managed to build LiteIDE X37.1 from the GitHub sources by following the projects clear, simple directions. They were:
$ git clone https://github.com/visualfc/liteide.git $ cd liteide/build $ ./update_pkg.sh $ ./build_linux_qt4.sh ## Run it. While within the build folder from above: ## $ cd liteide/bin $ ./liteide
They are part of the website’s installation directions. The website is here: http://liteide.org/
The directions were written for Ubuntu 16.04, but they work just as well for Ubuntu 18.04. It should be noted that Qt5 doesn’t need to be installed. Just start with the git clone of the source and go from there. I’m running it out of where it was built. I haven’t run the installation and for my uses I don’t intend to.
For the record I have the latest version of Go, 1.14.3 for linux-arm64 (ARMv8).
This isn’t the first time I’ve built this tool. I built an earlier version under Raspbian Buster on the Raspberry Pi 4. It built and worked fine there, too.
As for usefulness, it is quite useful, at least for my purposes. In the example above it found all my files under the default GOPATH (go env GOPATH) and I was able to quickly navigate to my work and open one of my files I developed on the Raspberry Pi. It’s my hope to build and attempt to run the software and Adafruit hardware I used on the Raspberry Pi.
Right now I’m in the process of fulfilling a promise I made to my wife to clean out a good portion of our house and begin to do some home improvements. I’ve accrued a lot of “homeowner dept” that I need to pay down quite a bit. I’m retired and back to living in the regular world. These little reports will be short and sweet, and perhaps infrequent. But I won’t mind. I do all of this because I enjoy it, when I feel like it. Not because I have to. And that’s alright.