Best Linux distro for xojo

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  2. 2 years ago

    Alexis C

    15 Jul 2015 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Puerto Rico, USA

    ok thanks

  3. Paul R

    15 Jul 2015 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Central Texas

    It is a PITA to setup 32 bit development sometimes, but I really like Oracles Unbreakable Linux. Free of course. SuSE is generally my "go to" Linux disto, and I tend to give people who are unfamiliar with Linux a copy of Ubuntu. :)

    -Paul

  4. Emile S

    16 Jul 2015 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    Hi Paul,

    Care to expand a bit for suse ?

  5. René L

    16 Jul 2015 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Ratingen, Duesseldorf, Germany

    Hello,

    using Fedora 21 Mate-Desktop (in 32Bit for Easy Install & Use). Really Fast IDE Response; Up2Date Software; and best my favorite Desktop.

    Xojo on Linux Blog-Post found this back in the Day. not the most Up2Date but shows some intresting Infos / Metrics

    an like i said, Fedora 21 Mate is just as speedy as Fedora 20 Mate (both as pure 32-Bit Linuxes)

  6. Dennis W

    16 Jul 2015 Simpson World

    You may also check out Zorin. Wine is distributed with Zorin which for me is a good approach.

  7. Paul R

    16 Jul 2015 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Central Texas
    Edited 2 years ago by Paul R

    @Emile S Hi Paul,

    Care to expand a bit for suse ?

    Like everything else, it depends upon what you are doing. I use SuSe Enterprise on about 95% of the servers, from an IBM z114 Mainframe, to an LPAR on an "i" Blade (as/400), to VMs on Intel. Very very stable running databases, web, and other tasks. (Would you believe running multi million line HLASM applications suites and an imaging system on the zSeries?)

    It takes the least time to manage mostly because of YaST, which has modules written to manage just about everything. Software install, to HTTP, to Samba, etc. Graphical or TUI versions, headless works just fine. Very very solid and dependable. Running from 9.2 up to 12.x.x.

    The desktop version is very solid and complete too, and also is easily managed. It's above the level of "I can live with this... :)) Referring to the Enterprise versions.

    Where it less suitable is on embedded systems, where I usually favor Debian actually. Some special purpose systems, like Oracle Unbreakable Linux offer 24x7 operation even when doing things like patching the Kernel. Very nice.

    And honestly, for desktop use, Ubuntu is better, I think.

    But then for desktop use, either MacOS or Windows is far better, again in my opinion of course. YMMV.

    But, Suse is and remains my workhorse go-to Linux distro. ;)

    -Paul

  8. Emile S

    17 Jul 2015 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    Thanks Paul.

  9. 7 months ago

    There aren't any 'best' distros that will run Xojo like it does on Mac/Win. I tried countless with mediocre performance. Finally I had to revert to work on Win and build for Mac/Linux.

  10. Mint or Centos with a UI - those are my "preferred" distros to work on when I do

  11. Sure you can, but the GUI is sluggish compared to WIN/Mac.

  12. Edited 7 months ago by Norman P

    Compared to Windows in a VM (I have Win 7,8, 8.1 and 10 in VM's on the same underlying machine) the IDE on those Linux distros run at least as well as the Windows versions

    All my VM's have 2 CPU's and 4Gb RAM + 1Gb VRAM dedicated
    And everything is running on an SSD so performance is very workable esp when I need to work on the IDE on OS X Windows & linux at the same time to compare results

  13. Tim J

    18 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Wailea Maui, HI, USA

    I run my VMs the same way as Norman with great success. I have 13 Linux distro versions run as VMs for testing. For live real work (my apps need physical device access that a VM doesn't provide - except EXS Server), I use Mint 18, Red Hat EL, and Centos 7.2. In the real machines, I have 16GB and either Nvidia GTX1050 or GTX1060 GPUs.

  14. José M

    18 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Spain

    Tim, if you need physical access to devices in VMs perhaps you want to try Proxmox that provides that (in KVM VMs)

    https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Pci_passthrough

  15. Tim J

    19 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Wailea Maui, HI, USA

    @José Mía Terry Jiménez Tim, if you need physical access to devices in VMs perhaps you want to try Proxmox that provides that (in KVM VMs)

    https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Pci_passthrough

    Thanks, I'll give that a look.

  16. Andre K

    19 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    Just today i did a little test of the Manjaro 17.0 Linux (based on the latest Arch Linux), this worked realy well and Xojo IDE and the compiled programs performed much better even than with Mint. The IDE was even faster under Manjaro than under Windows 10 on the same machine. Manjaro was running in a Virtualbox on this Windows pc.

    If you want to try, after the install of Manjaro run this command in a shell: sudo pacman -S lib32-gtk2

    The install was a straight forward process. I gave the VM 4 cores and 4GB ram, just as with Mint. The looks of Mint however are a bit nicer IMO.

  17. Tim J

    20 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Wailea Maui, HI, USA

    @Andre K - You can install Cinnamon on Manjaro to get that same look on the desktop.

  18. Andre K

    20 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    @Tim J - I installed the KDE-version. I have never installed another desktop on a Linux distro. Do you have a command to install Cinnamon on Manjaro? I realy like Cinnamon on Mint.
    TIA,
    Andre

  19. Tim J

    20 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Wailea Maui, HI, USA
    Edited 7 months ago by Tim J

    The Manjaro Team already thought of this :) :
    Install Cinnamon Desktop on Manjaro

    You can have multiple desktops installed and select which one you wish to use when you log in to the system.

  20. Andre K

    20 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    Thanks @Tim J , i have tried it and it works very nicely! :)

    It's realy easy to change desktops in Manjaro.

  21. Tomas J

    20 Mar 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (Germany)

    The pity is... none of these Linux Desktops are suitable for day-2-day work... I tried Suse, Ubuntu, MINT still the fastest and nicest esp. when you're coming from a Mac is https://elementary.io - but the apps are kind of beta missing key functions. The best platform for XOJO developing is macOS.

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