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Unity on Linux: Release Notes and Known Issues

Discussion in 'Linux Editor' started by natosha-bard, Aug 26, 2015.

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  1. Tak

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    Hi everybody,
    Here's the first Linux build for the 2017.3 series, and with that, we've got a new installation experience.

    Beginning in 2017.3, Linux will use a download assistant like Windows and OSX do, making the installation process more unified across all three platforms.
    Among other things, this means that you can now get standard assets, example project, and documentation installed alongside Unity, instead of having to download them from the Asset Store or rely on online resources.
    It also means that you can install only the components you want, without using extra gigabytes for packages you'll never use.

    So, here's how it works:
    • Get the download assistant from our sleek, ultra-minimalist download page
    • Make it executable, via your file manager or the command line (chmod +x UnitySetup-2017.3.0b1)
    • Run it, via your file manager or the command line (./UnitySetup-2017.3.0b1)
    • Follow the prompts

    The dependencies for the download assistant are:
    • gtk2 (libgtk2.0-0)
    • libsoup (libsoup2.4-1)
    • libarchive (libarchive13) (with support for xar, cpio, tar, gzip, and xz)

    The dependencies for Unity itself have not changed. Unfortunately, the download assistant doesn't verify/preinstall them the same way the deb package would (in conjunction with your distribution's package manager), but it's possible that helper functionality in that direction could be added in the future.

    Anticipated FAQ:
    Q: Can I install more packages later without doing a complete reinstall?
    A: Yes. Just rerun the download assistant, and deselect everything that's already installed or that you still don't want. (You may need to reselect Unity to install packages that depend on it.)

    Q: Do I need a GUI to install Unity now?
    A: No! Run the download assistant with --help to see the available options.
    At minimum, for a command-line installation, you'll want to pass --unattended, --components, and --install-location. (The installation host will, however, still need all of the download assistant's dependencies installed.)

    Q: If I chose to cache the downloaded components locally, can I do another installation without redownloading them?
    A: Yes. Just set your component download directory to the location where you downloaded the components previously, and the download assistant will reuse them, provided that their checksums are correct.

    Here we go! Have fun!

    Official Installer:
    2017.3.0b1: http://beta.unity3d.com/download/2ca68d182788/public_download.html
    sha1: 2c7e3358f4833070ac5266b0abc90aea8f4875c8

    Release Notes:
    • 2017.3.0b1
    • New download assistant
    • Don't propagate game input to editor when playing
    • Clean up arguments for external script editors
     
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    Build #20171009


    Official Installers:

    2017.1.2f1: http://beta.unity3d.com/download/7598623e6ed6/public_download.html

    (deb: c9efda5df370f65b48692652cde275018dbf4f07)

    (sh: c01b068b1734304859ca9eed1dbcd7dba115e57d)


    Torrent (Includes both installers): http://files.unity3d.com/levi/unity-editor-2017.1.2f1+20171009.torrent



    Release Notes:
    • 2017.1.2f1
    • Fix iOS remote native library interaction
    • Fix network detection when interface is active but cable is unplugged
    • Fix gameview key input "leaking" to the rest of the editor in play mode
    • Clean up external script editor arguments
    • Deploy libpng12 with bug reporter
     
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