Building for Linux Application

Types of Build

In Monaca, Electron appliation has two types of build: debug version and release version. The differences between these types of build are as follows:

Types of Build Description
Debug Build DevTools are shown by default when the application is launched. It can be closed or opened manually.
Release Build There are no DevTools.
The built package is unsigned.

Step 1: Configure App

  1. From the Monaca Cloud IDE menu, go to Configure → App Settings for Linux .
  2. Fill in the necessary information of your app:

    • Application information:

      Application Name The application name.
      App ID A unique name which will be used when uploading to the Store. It is recommended to use reverse-domain style (for example, io.monaca.app_name) for App ID. Only alphanumeric characters, periods (at least one period must be used) and underscore are allowed. Each segment should be separated by a period and started with an alphabetic character.
      Version Number The version number of your app. A version number consist of only number seperated by dots (for example, 1.0.0)
      Application Description The description of your application.
    • Application Icon

      You can set the application icon. PNG format is supported. Icon should be at least 512x512 pixels to work across all operating systems.

  3. After finishing the configurations, click Save.

Step 2: Start Building

  1. From the Monaca Cloud IDE menu, go to BuildBuild App for Linux.

  2. Select appropriate type of build you want and click Start Build button.

  3. It may take several minutes for the build to complete. Please wait. Once the build is completed, your built application is ready to be downloaded.

Step 3: Install The App

  1. Extract the downloaded zip file.

  2. The name of executable file is the App ID filename specified in the App Configuration page. Open terminal and execute the file.

Tested Environment

  • Ubuntu 16.04.1