December 3, 2021
How To Install Sublime Text 4 On Rocky Linux 8

Installing Sublime Text 4 On Rocky Linux 8

On this article we will learn how to install Sublime Text 4 on Rocky Linux 8 workstation.

Introduction

The Sublime Text Editor is one of the famoust text editor that has been widely used by various circle. A lightweight, cross-platform source code and text editor that easy of use and has a friendly working interface. The Sublime text editor supports many programming languages, snippets, APIs, various plugins, and other markup languages like various plugins, Java, C#, ASP, Html, etc. To extend its spesific functionality, we can install we an appropriate plugins. Sublime are available in Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. On this tutorial we will show you how to install Sublime Text 4 on Rocky Linux Workstation.

Sublime Text 4 New Features

Sublime Text 4 is the most recent version of Sublime Text which brings new features. Here are Sublime Text 4 new features :

  • Tab Multi-Select. File tabs have been enhanced to make split views effortless, with support throughout the interface and built-in commands.
  • Apple Silicon and Linux ARM64. Sublime Text for Mac now includes native support for Apple Silicon processors. Linux ARM64 builds are also available for devices like the Raspberry Pi.
  • Refreshed UI. The Default and Adaptive themes have been refreshed with new tab styles and inactive pane dimming. Themes and Color Schemes support auto dark-mode switching. The Adaptive theme on Windows and Linux now features custom title bars.
  • Context-Aware Auto Complete. The auto complete engine has been rewritten to provide smart completions based on existing code in a project. Suggestions are also augmented with info about their kind, and provide links to definitions.
  • TypeScript, JSX and TSX Support. Support for one of the most popular new programming languages is now shipped by default. Utilize all of the smart syntax-based features of Sublime Text within the modern JavaScript ecosystem.
  • Superpowered Syntax Definitions. The syntax highlighting engine has been significantly improved, with new features like handling non-deterministic grammars, multi-line constructs, lazy embeds and syntax inheritance.
  • GPU Rendering. Sublime Text can now utilize your GPU on Linux, Mac and Windows when rendering the interface.
  • Updated Python API. The Sublime Text API has been updated to Python 3.8, while keeping backwards compatibility with packages built for Sublime Text 3.

Sublime Text 4 Installation On Rocky Linux 8

The Sublime Text 4 instalation processes are consist of several steps, namely :

Import Sublime Text 4 GPG key

The first step in installing Sublime Text 4 is to import Sublime Text 4 GPG Key and adding the stable channel repository to Rocky Linux 8 Repository. This step can be done by typing command line :

sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo 
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo rpm -v --import https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-rpm-pub.gpg
[sudo] password for ramansah:
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo
Adding repo from: https://download.sublimetext.com/rpm/stable/x86_64/sublime-text.repo

After adding Sublime Text 4 GPG key and repository to the system, then we will update our Rokcy Linux 8 system. By updating our system, it will refresh the local list of available packages software to the newer stable version. To update Rocky Linux 8 system repositories, we will use the command line:

sudo dnf update
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo dnf update
Rocky Linux 8 - AppStream                                                  1.6 kB/s | 4.8 kB     00:02    
Rocky Linux 8 - BaseOS                                                     1.6 kB/s | 4.3 kB     00:02    
Rocky Linux 8 - Extras                                                     1.1 kB/s | 3.5 kB     00:03    
Docker CE Stable - x86_64                                                   11 kB/s | 3.5 kB     00:00    
MongoDB Repository                                                         4.1 kB/s | 2.5 kB     00:00    
Sublime Text - x86_64 - Stable                                             646  B/s | 2.1 kB     00:03    
Dependencies resolved.
===========================================================================================================
 Package                         Architecture    Version                    Repository                Size
===========================================================================================================
Upgrading:
 firefox                         x86_64          91.2.0-4.el8_4             appstream                107 M
 mongodb-database-tools          x86_64          100.5.1-1                  mongodb-org-5.0           47 M
 tzdata                          noarch          2021c-1.el8                baseos                   472 k
 tzdata-java                     noarch          2021c-1.el8                appstream                190 k

Transaction Summary
===========================================================================================================
Upgrade  4 Packages

Total download size: 155 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

Install Sublime Text 4 on Rocky Linux 8

After package update is done, then we will install Sublime Text 4, by typing command line :

sudo dnf install sublime-text
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ sudo dnf install sublime-text
Last metadata expiration check: 0:18:52 ago on Mon 18 Oct 2021 03:29:48 PM WIB.
Dependencies resolved.
=================================================================================================================================
 Package                          Architecture               Version                      Repository                        Size
=================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 sublime-text                     x86_64                     4113-1                       sublime-text                      20 M

Transaction Summary
=================================================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 20 M
Installed size: 47 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
sublime-text-4113-1.x86_64.rpm                                                                   386 kB/s |  20 MB     00:52    
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                            386 kB/s |  20 MB     00:52     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                                                         1/1 
  Installing       : sublime-text-4113-1.x86_64                                                                              1/1 
  Running scriptlet: sublime-text-4113-1.x86_64                                                                              1/1 
  Verifying        : sublime-text-4113-1.x86_64                                                                              1/1 
Installed products updated.

Installed:
  sublime-text-4113-1.x86_64                                                                                                     

Complete!
Install Sublime Text 4 installation on Rocky LInux 8
Install Sublime Text 4 installation on Rocky LInux 8

After all are completed done, then we will verifty its version by typing command line :

subl -version
[ramansah@otodiginet ~]$ subl -version
Sublime Text Build 4113

Launch Sublime Text 4 on Rocky Linux 8

The Sublime Text installation is done, the application can be call by using a command line interface or from the Desktop environment applications launch section.

  1. Launching Sublime Text editor by using command line interface is done by calling subl command line.
  2. Launching Sublime Text editor can be called by Desktop environment applications launch section.
Calling Sublime Text 4 editor via Application launcher
Calling Sublime Text 4 editor via Application launcher
Sublime Text 4
Sublime Text 4

Conclusion

We have shown how to install Sublime Text 4 on Rocku Linux desktop environment successfully.

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