Install Aptana Studio 3.0

By | 28th December 2015


This is part of the efforts to set up a remote development IDE on Debian and Aptana Studio is selected as the development tool.

Pre-requisite Installation

Oracle Java 1.5x or later

See Install Oracle JDK 1.8


Install git is simple

> sudo apt-get install git-core

Aptana Studio Installation

Create a temporary working directory and download the installation zip file

> cd
> mkdir aptana
> cd aptana/
> wget

Install unzip if it is not alreadyinstalled and unzip the installation file.

> sudo apt-get install unzip
> unzip

Move the unzipped directory to /opt/ and start desktop if it is not yet started.

> mv Aptana_Studio_3 /opt/
> startx

The following prompt should appear


Start Aptana – got two errors

When starting Aptana, got two errors

  1. “we were unable to load the Chromimum browser…”
  2. java.lang.NullPointerException

Search the web and cannot find anything about “Chromimum” browser – hence conclude that it is a typo – shoud be “Chromium” browser and proceed to install the browser.


In addition, follow the link to the troubleshooting guide, the null point exception may be caused by missing pre-prequisities and environment variables

Install Chromium Browser

Straight forward installation

> apt-get update
> apt-get install chromium

Please note that Chromium Browser cannot start by root user – it makes sense that Aptana Studio should be started from other user credential – not as root.

Install additional pre-requisities

> apt-get install libjpeg62 libwebkitgtk-1.0-0

Restart desktop and Aptana – issues resolved.


  1. Pre-requisities from


One thought on “Install Aptana Studio 3.0

  1. Alejandro Bergesio

    Thanks very much
    wor for me
    sudo apt-get install libjpeg62 libwebkitgtk-1.0-0
    for aptana studio 3.6.1 in ubuntu 18.04


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