RubyMine 2016.1 Help

System Requirements

In this section:

Hardware Requirements

  • 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution

System Requirements

JRE 1.8 is bundled with distributions for all platforms. You don't need any Java to be installed on your machine in order to run RubyMine.

However, you CANNOT use our bundled JRE for Ruby development.

Windows

System RequirementsInstallation
  • Microsoft Windows 10/8/7/Vista/2003/XP (incl.64-bit)
  • Ruby 1.8.x or higher, or JRuby
  1. Download RubyMine from the Download page.
  2. Run the RubyMine-*.exe file that starts the Installation Wizard.
  3. Follow all steps suggested by the wizard. Pay special attention to the corresponding installation options.

OS X

System Requirements Installation
  • OS X 10.5 or higher, including 10.10
  • Only 64-bit OS X is supported.
  • Ruby 1.8.x or higher, or JRuby
  1. Download the RubyMine-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file from the Download page.
  2. Double-click the downloaded RubyMine-*.dmg OS X Disk Image file to mount it.
  3. Copy RubyMine to your Applications folder.

Note: Open JDK 1.8 customized by the JetBrains team is bundled in OS X distribution.

Linux

System RequirementsInstallation
  • OS Linux
  • KDE, GNOME or Unity DE desktop
  • Ruby 1.8.x or higher, or JRuby
  1. Download the RubyMine-*.tar.gz file from the Download page.
  2. Unpack the RubyMine-*.tar.gz file to an empty directory using the following command:
    tar xfz RubyMine-*.tar.gz
  3. Because running RubyMine from wherever you downloaded the file to may be inconvenient, it is recommended that you move the extracted or unpacked archive folder to the desired location using the mv command in one of the following formats:
    • mv <path to extracted archive folder> <new archive folder>
      For example:
      mv /downloads/RubyMine-* my/desired/location
    • mv <path to RubyMine-*.tar.gz> <new archive folder>
      For example:
      mv /downloads/RubyMine-*.tar.gz my/desired/location
  4. Switch to the bin directory in the new location:
    cd <new archive folder>/RubyMine-*/bin
    For example,
    cd my/desired/location/RubyMine-*/bin
  5. Run RubyMine.sh from the bin subdirectory.

Note: Open JDK 1.8 customized by JetBrains is bundled in Linux distribution. In case you are not happy with it, feel free to switch to another JRE installed in your system.

See Also

Last modified: 16 April 2016