Saturday, 27 October 2012

How to Install Aptana Studio 3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

1. Install the prerequisites

 In order to  access the Sun JDK, do the following:
sudo apt-get install libjpeg62 libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 git-core
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer

libjpeg62 is very important and without it you will encounter errors like this:

An internal error has occurred.
No more handlesNative code library failed to load. (java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /opt/Aptana_Studio_3/plugins/com.aptana.swt.webkitbrowser.linux.x86_64_1.0.0.1295409059/os/linux/x86_64/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
2. Download Aptana Studio

 You can download Aptana Studio 3 here. Select the "Standalone Version" if not selected and click download.

3. Extract Aptana Studio

sudo unzip [name of Aptana Studio ZIP file here].zip -d /opt

4. Add the menu shortcut

sudo mv AptanaStudio3.desktop /usr/share/applications/AptanaStudio3.deskto
 For all of you who are security conscious, you can check the contents of
AptanaStudio3.desktop .

Hope this article is of help to you who is reading.