How to install Aptana Studio 3 on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric)

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An updated version of these instructions for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) is available here.

These instructions are for installing the standalone version of Aptana Studio 3.

1. Install Sun Java – Aptana Studio doesn’t currently work with OpenJDK:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/java
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-plugin

2. Download & install xulrunner – Ubuntu 11.10 doesn’t include xulrunner so it must be downloaded.

If you are using Ubuntu 64 bit use:

wget -O xulrunner.deb
sudo dpkg -i xulrunner.deb

If you are using Ubuntu 32 bit use:

wget -O xulrunner.deb
sudo dpkg -i xulrunner.deb

3. Download the Standalone version of Aptana Studio 3 from the Aptana Studio website.

4. Unzip it to /opt/aptana-studio-3:

sudo unzip [name of Aptana Studio ZIP file here].zip -d /opt
sudo mv /opt/Aptana Studio 3 /opt/aptana-studio-3

5. Install the menu item:

sudo mv AptanaStudio.desktop /usr/share/applications/AptanaStudio.desktop

That’s it, Aptana Studio 3 should now be installed and ready to use. You may need to log out and back in it to show in the menu.

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