Packaging on Linux is a complicated scenario. We’ve tried to find a solution that will work on as many flavours of Linux as possible (x86_64) while making it as easy to install as possible for beginner coders. As a result, we’re currently using the AppImage standard for package distribution.
On Linux, in order for Mu to work with the MicroPython based devices
you need to ensure you add yourself to the correct permissions group
$USER) to the
sudo adduser $USER dialout
On some specialised Linux distributions (i.e. not the most popular / common ones), flash drives may not be automatically detected and mounted. Since many MicroPython and CircuitPython based devices appear as flash devices by default, please consult your distribution’s documentation for how to automatically mount such devices when they are plugged in.
On these Linux distributions you need to install additional software packages. Bring up a terminal window and run the following commands:
pacman -S libxcrypt-compat
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)
apt install libfuse2
On most Linux distributions, double click Mu’s AppImage to start it. A few, however, require using the terminal to do it:
As of Mu 1.1.1 running Mu requires using the Wayland display server. Other than that, double clicking Mu’s AppImage works nicely.