How to Install Aptana on Ubuntu

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Aptana Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for building Ruby and Rails, PHP and Python web applications. It also has HTML, CSS and JavaScript editing capabilities. It is available for several different platforms, including Ubuntu Linux. Installing Aptana Studio on Ubuntu is simple.

  • Click the "Applications" menu. Select "Accessories" and click "Terminal." A black terminal window appears.

  • Type "sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner'" and press "Enter." Type the password and press "Enter" again.

  • Type "sudo apt-get update" and press "Enter."

  • Type "sudo apt-get -y install sun-java6-jdk" and press "Enter." Accept the license terms when presented.

  • Type "sudo update-alternatives --config java" and press "Enter."

  • Download Aptana Studio using the link in the "Resources" section. Make a note of where the file was downloaded.

  • Click the "Places" menu and click "Downloads." In the "File Browser" window, right-click on Aptana_Studio_3_Setup_Linux_x86_64_3.0.1.zip and click "Extract Here." The numbers at the end of the filename may differ depending on the latest version available and if the 32-bit or 64-bit version was downloaded.

  • Double-click "Aptana Studio 3". Double-click "AptanaStudio3" to start the application.

Tips & Warnings

  • For Ubuntu 10.10 replace "lucid" with "maverick" in step 2.
  • In Step 7, if Aptana Studio was not downloaded to the "Downloads" folder, then click the "Places" menu and click "Computer." Navigate to the folder with the download.
  • The "Aptana Studio 3" folder can be moved from the "Downloads" folder to another folder using the "File Browser."

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