MPS 2019.3 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

Disk space

2.5 GB and another 1 GB for caches

SSD drive with at least 5 GB of free space

Monitor resolution

1024x768

1920×1080

Operating system

Officially released 64-bit versions of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or later

  • macOS 10.11 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 11).

Install using the Toolbox App

The JetBrains Toolbox App is the recommended tool to install JetBrains products. Use it to install and maintain different products or several versions of the same product, including Early Access Program (EAP) 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.

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

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.

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

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

    sudo tar -xzf jetbrains-toolbox-1.13.4801.tar.gz -C /opt

Execute the jetbrains-toolbox binary from the extracted directory to run the Toolbox App and select which product and version you want to install. After you run the Toolbox App for the first time, it will automatically add the Toolbox App icon to the main menu.

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.

When you run MPS for the first time, or after you have upgraded it from a previous version, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance and start working with the IDE.

For more information, see Run MPS for the first time.

  1. Download the installer .dmg.

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

When you run MPS for the first time, or after you have upgraded it from a previous version, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance and start working with the IDE.

For more information, see Run MPS for the first time.

  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

Execute the binary from the extracted directory to run MPS.

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, or after you have upgraded it from a previous version, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance and start working with the IDE.

For more information, see Run MPS for the first time.

Last modified: 4 February 2020