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Platforms: Unity Editor for Linux

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Create version of Unity Editor for linux. Related idea: Player / Web Player support for Linux: http://feedback.unity3d.com/forums/15792-unity/suggestions/164961

Comments (297)

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lalomartins
Aug 15, 2014 20:12

Well, I'm learning Unity because it's widely used and it's a skill I think I should have, but I won't be using it for any of my own projects until and unless I can work on it in the system in which I do all of my work.

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Bluestrike
Aug 13, 2014 06:40

This would probebly help figuring out why the Linux version of my game crashes while the developer build has no issues.

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Arshoon
Aug 12, 2014 16:26

I personally use Linux and nothing else, and if porting to Linux with a native editor is too expensive, why not work with the people at WINE to have it work under WINE? Not sure why it won't yet, perhaps the need for certain Windows features or core DLLs that if the developers on both sides looked into it, a solution may present itself.

If not, why not tell the community what core features Unity uses from Windows and we'll sove the problem ourselves. I stopped using Unity because of no Linux editor, but would love to continue to use it without using some half-assed workaround, or worse, Windows.

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Phobetor
Aug 08, 2014 13:42

I already use unity on windows OS, but everyone should have the same opportunity to use an application like Unity on the OS he wants! Does it really need explanations???

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DaniMago
Aug 07, 2014 13:36

I think linux is worth a shot. It is not just about refusing to use windows, it is just somepeople have a better produtivity with it. Many games are being released for linux now, why not develop them on Linux too?

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anton_doink_ch
Aug 06, 2014 10:23

Unity should definitely have a Linux editor. I would like to use Unity, but my OS is Linux and I *will not* get a Windows license just to run the Unity editor.

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glendar
Aug 02, 2014 00:21

No way there's no Linux Version of Unity.World move fast, Linux go faster.Unity developers, Enter the future.

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BioMech
Jul 27, 2014 11:58

Like everyone else who has commented on this page. I would love native Linux support. Some companies such as Google. Prefer not to even use Windows if they can help it... Providing a native Linux editor will go a long way for companies, indie developers, and normal home users to learn, explore, develop, and create on the unity editor / engine. Please provide native Linux support! That is the only item on my wish list for Unity3D. :)

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df3n5
Jul 24, 2014 11:33

This would make my life so much better - I use linux very heavily in my job and at home and also use Unity. It is a very big pain not to be able to do all of my development on one platform natively. Please consider doing the work for this. I deliberately do not use Unity for side projects for the one reason that it does not have native linux support.

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TheGrayed
Jul 17, 2014 14:36

@BeliarTheEvil and @Unity Technologies

Of course this is about business, but let's take Linux business seriously for a moment.
We can't simply say "it wont return the investment" or "I know there are many benefits in a Linux build" without having enough data and statistics. Unity Technologies probably has those data, since they didn't make it their priority. But... I would be extremely happy if they gave it some more thought. Maybe some opportunities were hidden there!
I thought maybe, a crowd funding for Linux editor, with unity pro license as reward and a goal equal to porting cost could measure if it really is worth it or not! Maybe they could even give a tiny promotional discount so they could attract even those who are not specifically interested in Linux version and need a little push for purchasing a pro license! Also it may draw the attention of other corporations. Canonical may be very interested. Many colleges and schools use Linux on their systems and may be interested. Valve may be interest. Who knows?
What I'm trying to say is, even if you are not certain that people using Linux are enough to cover the cost, their number is enough to spread the news and cause in-direct opportunities to arise.