MPS 2023.2 Help

Install MPS

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

System requirements

Requirement

Minimum

Recommended

RAM

3 GB of free RAM

8 GB of total system RAM

CPU

Any modern CPU

Multi-core CPU. MPS 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 64-bit versions of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 1809 or later

    Windows Server 2019 or later

  • macOS 10.15 or later

  • Any Linux distribution that supports Gnome, KDE .

Pre-release versions are not supported.

Latest 64-bit version of Windows, macOS, or Linux (for example, Debian, Ubuntu, or RHEL)

You do not need to install Java to run MPS 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.

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 App actions more and select Available versions.

MPS 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 App actions more and select Available versions.

MPS in the Toolbox app

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 App actions more and select Available versions.

MPS in the Toolbox app

Standalone installation

Install MPS 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 MPS, 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 MPS app to the Applications folder.

Run the MPS 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 mps.tar.gz -C /opt

To create a desktop entry, do one of the following:

  • On the Welcome screen, click Configure | Create Desktop Entry

  • From the main menu, click Tools | Create Desktop Entry

When you run MPS 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 MPS for the first time.

Last modified: 11 October 2023