Getting started with Flutter on Ubuntu | Ubuntu


This is a guest post authored by Daniel Llewellyn. It originally featured on his blog, we’re reproducing it here with Dan’s permission. Dan is an active member of the WordPress, WSL, Ubuntu and Snapcraft communities. Thanks Dan!

Recently there was an announcement from Ubuntu that the desktop team are working on a replacement for the Ubiquity installer. The really interesting part of the post by Martin Wimpress, head of the Ubuntu Desktop team at Canonical, is that the new installer will be built using Flutter.

Flutter is a cross-platform User Interface framework that can target Linux, macOS, Windows, Android, and iOS all from the same source code. I have been aware of Flutter for some time now but have been trepidation in jumping in to sample the water, because I am completely unfamiliar with the Dart programming language and was worried about making the time investment.

With the news from Ubuntu I decided that now is a good time to get my feet wet and find out what this new…


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