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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 (299)

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mohammad.rasmi
Sep 03, 2014 12:59

It would help reduce development costs.

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Melku
Sep 01, 2014 17:21

The more I develop on Windows, the more I want to switch to another platform. Most open tools just don't work. The file system is slow as hell.

I consider using MacOS, but I can't afford working on an Apple machine for now. Being able to work on Linux would let me build a more powerful machine that I could have with Apple. And I could benefit from the Unix environment which is developer friendly, as opposed to the Windows environment which is more consumer friendly.

I understand Linux is not as big a market as Windows and MacOS, but Linux needs big actors like Unity to see its adoption rate rise. The argument that hardly anybody except developers use Linux is actually an argument in favor of a Linux Editor.

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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. :)