Linux Distribution


Wish distribution do you recomand/use with Xojo on Mac M1 with parallel desktop? The last post on the forum was created on April 2014…

I use openSUSE Leap 15.3 and have also used Ubuntu 20.04 (and the KDE variant - Kubuntu). I tried elementaryOS but was sold on that (in itself rather than an issue with it and Xojo).

I also use Raspberry Pi OS on a Pi which is Debian and LXDE. The Xojo IDE is not supported on Pi though as it’s ARM, but you can create apps which run on a Pi with Xojo.

We use Ubuntu without much trouble. Prefer to run the .tgz from a termnial than using .deb install.

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I just download and install Ubuntu 20.04 on Parallels Desktop on Mac M1. I download Xojo from

I put downloaded directory in application Folder but when I try to launch Xojo nothing append.

Any idea ?

The Xojo IDE requires and x86-64 bit processor. To do this, you’re going to need an emulator, assuming there’s even one available.

FWIW, I did a brief search and the only ones I’ve found are specifically for 32-bit games.

Thanks @Greg_O_Lone so there is no possibility to run Xojo IDE on Linux ARM (Debian or Ubuntu). Does Xojo plan to solved that?

As I said above, the only way would be to use an emulator (like Rosetta2 for M1 macOS).

That is correct. Unfortunately, Linux doesn’t have an x86_64 emulator (like qemu) for the ARM platform at this point.

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Today I install UTM from and follow ubuntu installation instruction here: Ubuntu 20.04 | UTM. Just set drive size to 250 Go (or less but 10Go is not enough)

Then I download Xojo for linux Ubuntu (.deb) and save it to my download folder

On the terminal (in download folder) type:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64
sudo dpkg -i xojo2021r21.deb

Here is the terminal log

seb@monkeydev:~/Téléchargements$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture amd64
seb@monkeydev:~/Téléchargements$ sudo dpkg -i xojo2021r21.deb
Sélection du paquet xojo2021r2.1:amd64 précédemment désélectionné.
(Lecture de la base de données… 142920 fichiers et répertoires déjà installés.)
Préparation du dépaquetage de xojo2021r21.deb …
Dépaquetage de xojo2021r2.1:amd64 (2021.02.1) …
dpkg: des problèmes de dépendances empêchent la configuration de xojo2021r2.1:amd64 :
xojo2021r2.1:amd64 dépend de libc6 (>= 2.15).
xojo2021r2.1:amd64 dépend de libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.32.4).
xojo2021r2.1:amd64 dépend de libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.4.1).
xojo2021r2.1:amd64 dépend de libunwind8.
xojo2021r2.1:amd64 dépend de libsoup2.4-1 (>= 1.0.0).
xojo2021r2.1:amd64 dépend de libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 (>= 1.0.0) | libwebkit2gtk-3.0-25 (>= 1.0.0) | libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 (>= 1.0.0).

dpkg: erreur de traitement du paquet xojo2021r2.1:amd64 (–install) :
problèmes de dépendances - laissé non configuré
Traitement des actions différées (« triggers ») pour hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) …
Traitement des actions différées (« triggers ») pour shared-mime-info (1.15-1) …
Traitement des actions différées (« triggers ») pour gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) …
Traitement des actions différées (« triggers ») pour desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu3) …
Traitement des actions différées (« triggers ») pour mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) …
Des erreurs ont été rencontrées pendant l’exécution :

Logs are in French but easy to understand.

When I try to launch Xojo, nothing happen :cry:

I think I’m not so far to the solution :thinking:

Try running it from the command line to see what prints out. If you’re using Wayland, you’ll want to switch to X11. Xojo has trouble with Wayland.

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