As a software developer, you need a complete project development environment to ensure delivery and quality are not affected. IntelliJ IDEA is JetBrains’ favorite Java integrated development environment. The community version is released under Apache 2, but there are also proprietary commercial versions. In this blog post, we will see how to install IntelliJ IDEA on an Ubuntu Linux Desktop computer.
You need to do the following to run IntelliJ IDEA on an Ubuntu Linux system.
- Java-Oracle JDK or OpenJDK installed
- Ubuntu desktop computer running
- User with sudo privileges
- Internet connection, IntelliJ IDEA can be downloaded and installed on Ubuntu.
We can start installing the dependencies, then install and confirm that IntelliJ IDEA can be launched on Ubuntu.
Step 1: Install Java on Ubuntu
Make sure we have Java installed.
sudo apt update sudo apt -y install default-jdk default-jre
Confirm that Java was successfully installed.
$ java -version openjdk version "11.0.5" 2019-10-15 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.5+10-post-Ubuntu-0ubuntu1.118.04) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.5+10-post-Ubuntu-0ubuntu1.118.04, mixed mode, sharing)
Step 2: Download the IntelliJ IDEA tarball
Pull the latest stable version of the IntelliJ IDEA source.
sudo apt -y install wget wget https://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIC-2019.3.1.tar.gz
tar xvf ideaIC-2019.3.1.tar.gz
Move the created folder to / Select table of Contents.
sudo mv idea-IC-193.5662.53/ /opt/idea
- Launch IntelliJ IDEA from the CLI:
- For a fresh installation, select “Do not import settings“
- Choose your favorite UI interface in the next dialog
- Agree to create desktop entries-if there are multiple users in the system, do so for all users
- Create launcher script in installation directory
- (Optional) Custom IntelliJ IDEA plugin-no need to do this at this time
- You can choose to install featured plugins
- Since IntelliJ IDEA is ready, finally create a new project
This marks the end of the installation of IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu / Debian / Linux Mint Linux.
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