GoLand 2024.1 Help

Install GoLand

GoLand is a cross-platform IDE that provides consistent experience on the Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems.

System requirements

Requirement

Minimum

Recommended

RAM

2 GB of free RAM

4 GB of total system RAM

CPU

Any modern CPU

Multi-core CPU. GoLand supports multithreading for different operations and processes making it faster the more CPU cores it can use.

Disk space

3.5 GB

SSD drive with at least 5 GB of free space

Monitor resolution

1024×768

1920×1080

Operating system

Officially released versions of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 1809 64-bit or later

    Windows Server 2019 64-bit or later

  • macOS 12.0 or later

  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS or a later LTS version that uses the following:

For more information about installing GoLand on Raspberry Pi 4, refer to this blogpost at blog.jetbrains.com.

Pre-release versions are not supported.

The latest versions of the following:

  • Windows 64-bit

  • macOS

  • Ubuntu Linux LTS

You do not need to install Java to run GoLand because JetBrains Runtime is bundled with the IDE (based on JRE 17).

Install using the Toolbox App

The JetBrains Toolbox App is the recommended tool to install JetBrains products. Use it to install and manage different products or several versions of the same product, including Early Access Program (EAP) and Nightly releases, update and roll back when necessary, and easily remove any tool. The Toolbox App maintains a list of all your projects to quickly open any project in the right IDE and version.

For more information about Nightly builds, refer to What are nightly builds? in the FAQ section.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the installer .exe from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

  3. After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon Toolbox App icon in the notification area and select which product you want to install.

    To install a specific version, click and select Available versions.

To install a nightly build, select the version that has Nightly in its name from the list of versions (for example, 2021.1 Nightly).

GoLand in the Toolbox App

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App, and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the disk image .dmg from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Mount the image and drag the JetBrains Toolbox app to the Applications folder.

  3. After you run the Toolbox App, click its icon in the main menu and select which product you want to install.

    To install a specific version, click and select Available versions.

To install a nightly build, select the version that has Nightly in its name from the list of versions (for example, 2021.1 Nightly).

GoLand in the Toolbox app

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App, and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Install the Toolbox App

  1. Download the tarball .tar.gz from the Toolbox App web page.

  2. Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.

    For example, if the downloaded version is 1.17.7391, you can extract it to the recommended /opt directory using the following command:

    sudo tar -xzf jetbrains-toolbox-1.17.7391.tar.gz -C /opt
  3. Execute the jetbrains-toolbox binary from the extracted directory to run the Toolbox App.

    After you run the Toolbox App for the first time, it will automatically add the Toolbox App icon Toolbox App icon to the main menu.

  4. Select the product that you want to install.

    To install a specific version, click and select Available versions.

To install a nightly build, select the version that has Nightly in its name from the list of versions (for example, 2024.1 Nightly).

GoLand in the Toolbox App

Log in to your JetBrains Account from the Toolbox App, and it will automatically activate the available licenses for any IDE that you install.

Standalone installation

Install GoLand manually to manage the location of every instance and all the configuration files. For example, if you have a policy that requires specific install locations.

  1. Download the installer .exe.

  2. Run the installer and follow the wizard steps.

To run GoLand, find it in the Windows Start menu or use the desktop shortcut. You can also run the launcher batch script or executable in the installation directory under bin.

  1. Download the installer.

  2. Mount the image and drag the GoLand app to the Applications folder.

Run the GoLand app from the Applications directory, Launchpad, or Spotlight.

  1. Download the tarball .tar.gz.

  2. Extract the tarball to a directory that supports file execution.

    For example, to extract it to the recommended /opt directory, run the following command:

    sudo tar xzf goland-*.tar.gz -C /opt/

Create a desktop entry

  1. On the Welcome screen, click Options Menu Options Menu | Create Desktop Entry.

  2. Click Activities in the top-left corner of the screen.

  3. Click the grid button in the dash to show all applications.

  4. To pin the app to the dash, right-click the GoLand icon and select Add to Favorites.

When you run GoLand for the first time, you can take several steps to complete the installation, customize your instance, and start working with the IDE.

For more information, refer to Run GoLand for the first time.

Silent installation on Windows

Silent installation is performed without any user interface. It can be used by network administrators to install GoLand on a number of machines and avoid interrupting other users.

To perform silent install, run the installer with the following switches:

  • /S: Enable silent install

  • /CONFIG: Specify the path to the silent configuration file

  • /D: Specify the path to the installation directory

    This parameter must be the last in the command line, and it should not contain any quotes even if the path contains blank spaces.

For example:

goland.exe /S /CONFIG=d:\temp\silent.config /D=d:\IDE\GoLand

To check for issues during the installation process, add the /LOG switch with the log file path and name between the /S and /D parameters. The installer will generate the specified log file. For example:

goland.exe /S /CONFIG=d:\temp\silent.config /LOG=d:\JetBrains\GoLand\install.log /D=d:\IDE\GoLand

Silent configuration file

You can download the default silent configuration file for GoLand at https://download.jetbrains.com/go/silent.config

The silent configuration file defines the options for installing GoLand. With the default options, silent installation is performed only for the current user: mode=user. If you want to install GoLand for all users, change the value of the installation mode option to mode=admin and run the installer as an administrator.

The default silent configuration file is unique for each JetBrains product. You can modify it to enable or disable various installation options as necessary.

Install as a snap package on Linux

You can install GoLand as a self-contained snap package. Since snaps update automatically, your GoLand installation will always be up-to-date.

To use snaps, install and run the snapd service as described in the snapd installation guide.

On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and later, this service is pre-installed.

GoLand is distributed via two channels:

  • The stable channel includes only stable versions. To install the latest stable release of GoLand, run the following command:

    sudo snap install goland --classic

    The --classic option is required because the GoLand snap requires full access to the system, like a traditionally packaged application.

  • The edge channel includes EAP builds. To install the latest EAP build of GoLand, run the following command:

    sudo snap install goland --classic --edge

When the snap is installed, you can launch it by running the goland command.

To list all installed snaps, run sudo snap list.

Install a specific version

  1. To check the list of available versions, run the following command:

    snap info goland
  2. To install the version you want, run the following command:

    sudo snap install goland --channel=<version>/stable --classic

For more information about other snap commands, refer to the Snapcraft documentation.

Last modified: 21 May 2024