ZeroBrane Studio can be installed in three different ways:
- Download and install one of the packages provided on the download page.
- Download the snapshot of the repository.
- Clone the repository.
The IDE can be installed into and run from any directory.
No additional installation steps are needed for repository clones and snapshots (you only need to unpack the files into a destination folder).
No compilation is needed as the binary components are already included, although the scripts to compile required libraries for Windows, MacOS, and Linux platforms are available in the
The setup script installs the IDE into the specified directory. The only modification that is done to the system outside of the installation directory is adding a link to the executable to the startup menu.
The IDE can be installed by dragging its directory icon from the downloaded dmg installer file into
/Applications or any other directory.
You can also execute the IDE directly from the mounted dmg file, but you will not be able to make modifications to the sample scripts in the
Make sure to save your ZeroBrane Studio system settings (
Edit | Preferences | Settings: System) before upgrading as those are saved inside the application directory and will be lost during the upgrade.
As an alternative, you can move those system settings to user settings (
Edit | Preferences | Settings: User) as those are not affected by the upgrade process.
The installation using the setup script requires administrative privileges. If you want to install the IDE into a user directory, use the second or third option.
If you don’t have
sudo installed on your system, or the installation fails for some other reason, run the installer with the
--keep option, and move the resulting extracted files to the desired directory.
Then update the
cd (change directory) command in the
zbstudio.sh script to match the directory where you moved the program.
You may need to adjust permissions and create desktop entries manually.
If you are using a server version of Ubuntu, you may need to run
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-0 xdg-utils.
If you are using RedHat Enterprise Linux version, you may need to run
sudo yum install xdg-utils dejavu-lgc-sans-fonts.