Scratux is a block-based visual programming language targeted primarily at children
Scratux is a block-based visual programming language targeted primarily at children. Users can create projects using a block-like interface. With Scratux, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Basically Scratux is a simple project that aims to provide Free/Libre Open Source Linux binaries of Scratch Desktop (previously called the Scratch Offline editor). So consider it as the unofficial Scratch for Linux ;)
Since the official Scratch project does not provide binaries for Linux distributions, we created this project so you do not have to download + build from source. Just click and install it.
Scratux is built-in different languages and is always based on the latest stable Scratch release. (Currently Scratch 3.5.1)
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install Scratux, simply use the following command: