Starting the IDE on Ubuntu 16

Hello ,

I am a Xojo newbie.

I have a newbie question I am hoping someone can help me with.

I want to try the IDE on Linux, as I do a lot of my other development on there. I am using Ubuntu 16

I have downloaded the tar file and unpacked but am not sure how I start the IDE.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.


there is file Xojo just run it like ./Xojo

In case it doesn’t run, check that you have installed the necessary frameworks:

Hello Jiten and Ulrich,

Thanks for the prompt responses.

Needed to run the scripts to install the framework dependancies on my test computer.

Comes up with various messages suggesting things are missing in the terminal window I use to start the IDE, but the IDE starts and I am able to start my learning on Xojo. Cloud first.

Thanks heaps


I have tried to install the framework files as suggested above. I still cannot launch the IDE within Ubuntu v16, 64bit

How do I know what needs to be installed given the “ldd XoJo” output?

$ ldd Xojo => (0xf77c6000) => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (0xf77a1000) => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (0xf779c000) => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (0xf777e000) => /lib/i386-linux-gnu/ (0xf75c8000)
/lib/ (0x5662f000)


Ubuntu 14+:

[quote]sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsoup2.4-1:i386 libicu52:i386 libgtk2.0-0:i386[/quote]

Also, make sure that libwebkitgtk-dev is also installed.