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System Requirements

From Xojo Documentation

Xojo IDE

Xojo IDE System Requirements
OS Requirements
Windows
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Windows 7 SP1 Platform Update 64-bit

The Xojo IDE is 64-bit so it only runs on 64-bit versions of Windows. You can continue to build 32-bit apps as necessary.

Microsoft regularly fixes bugs as part of Windows Update so be sure to always have the latest updates applied to your system.

macOS
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.x
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.x
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.x
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.x
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.5

See below for iOS requirements.

Linux
  • At least 2GB of RAM
  • Linux Mint 16 or later (18.3 Cinnamon suggested)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later (16 suggested)
  • CentOS 7 or later
  • Debian 6.0 or later
  • OpenSUSE 11.3 or later
  • Fedora 13 Desktop or later

Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon is suggested.

The Xojo IDE is 64-bit so it only runs on 64-bit versions of Linux. You can continue to build 32-bit apps as necessary, but you will need to install 32-bit libraries to run and test 32-bit apps on a 64-bit version of Linux.

The Xojo IDE does not run on Linux for ARM.

Desktop Apps

Desktop Apps System Requirements
OS Requirements
Windows 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows are supported.
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 SP1
macOS
  • macOS Mojave 10.4.x
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.x
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.x
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.x
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
Linux 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Linux are supported.
  • Linux Mint 16 or later
  • CentOS 7.0 or later
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later
  • Debian 6.0 or later
  • OpenSUSE 11.3 or later
  • Fedora 13 Desktop or later

For best results on 64-bit distributions, build a 64-bit app. 

Raspberry Pi Pi 2 and Pi 3 running:
  • Raspbian Jessie
  • Raspbian Jessie with Pixel
  • Raspbian Stretch
  • libunwind8 library

Other single-board computers that are compatible with the 32-bit ARMv7 CPU may also work.

Web Apps

Web Browser Requirements
OS Requirements
Windows
  • Chrome 37+
  • Firefox 17+
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer 10+
    • SSL requires 11+ or settings change for 10+
macOS
  • Safari 6.0+
    • SSL requires 7.0+
  • Chrome 37+
  • Firefox 17+
Linux
  • Chrome 37+
  • Firefox 17+
Raspberry Pi
  • Raspbian Epiphany Web Browser
  • Chromium for Raspbian Pixel
iOS
  • Mobile Safari
Android
  • Chrome for Android

Security Notes

For SSL with IE 10, you may need manually enable TLSv12 with these steps:

  1. Select "Tools" ↠ "Internet Options". Depending on your IE settings, the "Tools" menu may be a gear icon in the upper right hand corner.
  2. Go to the "Advanced" tab. 
  3. Scroll down to the "Security" section. 
  4. Locate and check "Use TLS 1.2" in the Security section.
  5. Then, press the "OK" button.

You may need to close and reopen all open browser windows in order for these new settings to take effect.

Microsoft no longer supplies security updates to IE 10 for most users, so you may want to consider upgrading to IE 11 or using a different browser.

Web Server Requirements
OS Requirements
Windows 32-bit and 64-bit servers are supported.
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
macOS
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.x
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13.x
  • macOS Sierra 10.12.x
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11.x
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.5
Linux 32-bit and 64-bit servers are supported. 
  • Linux Mint 16 or later
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later
  • CentOS 7.0 or later
  • Debian 6.0 or later
  • OpenSUSE 11.3 or later
  • Fedora 13 or later
Raspberry Pi Pi 2 and Pi 3 running:
  • Raspbian Jessie
  • Raspbian Jessie with Pixel
  • Raspbian Stretch
  • libunwind8 library

Other single-board computers that are compatible with the 32-bit ARMv7 CPU may also work.

Raspberry Pi can only run Standalone web apps.

Console Apps

Console apps do not have a user interface and run on systems with these requirements (or any of the server requirements listed for Web Apps):

iOS Apps

In order to work on iOS projects, you must be using Xojo on at least macOS 10.12 and later with Xcode 9.x (required for iOS Simulator). macOS Mojave requires Xojo 2018r3 or later.

iOS Information
Type Information
Supported macOS versions
  • 10.14 (requires 2018r3 or later)
  • 10.13
  • 10.12
Supported Xcode versions
  • 9.x
  • 10.x
Supported iOS versions
  • iOS 12
  • iOS 11
  • iOS 10
Supported iOS devices
  • Any 64-bit iOS devices that work with the supported iOS versions
  • iPhone 5S+, iPad Air+, iPad mini 2+, iPod Touch 6th gen+
iOS Developer Subscription required for
  • Deploying to iOS devices
  • Submitting to App Store
  • Test Flight

Linux Notes

Because various Linux distributions have different libraries installed by default, you may need to install additional libraries before your Xojo apps will run on Linux. At a minimum, Xojo requires these Linux libraries:

Linux Library Information
Always Required Required for Desktop Optional
glib 2.0

glibc-2.11 (32-bit)

glibc-2.14 (64-bit)

libstdc++.so.6.0.13

libunwind8

GTK+ 3 (3.4.1 minimum) libsoup 2.4 (Xojo.Net.HTTPSocket

libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 (HTMLViewer)

If you're looking for a specific version and distribution, check out mirrors.kernel.org.

Wayland

Xojo uses X11 as its backend to GTK+. Wayland will be supported in a future version. If your distro does not have X11 support installed you might be able to manually install from the Terminal:

apt-get install xserver-xorg-core

64-bit Configuration for Running 32-bit Apps

32-bit libraries are not usually installed by default on 64-bit Linux distributions. The commands below can be used with some common Linux distributions to get the appropriate 32-bit libraries installed so that 32-bit apps run.

Linux 32-bit Library Information
OS Library Installation Notes
Linux Mint 18 (recommended) Mint includes most of the necessary libraries.

You'll need to install 32-bit GTK+ 3 and webkit with this command:

sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-0:i386 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:i386
Ubuntu 16+ This installs the necessary GTK+ 3 and other necessary 32-bit libraries:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libsoup2.4-1:i386 libgtk-3-0:i386 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0:i386</pre>

openSUSE Leap 42.2+ Start the YaST tool (select Software Management) and manually search for and install these libraries:
libgtk-3-0-32bit
libwebkitgtk-3_0-0-32bit
Fedora 25+ This installs the necessary 32-bit libraries:
sudo yum install glib2.i686 libgcc.i686 libstdc++.i686 gtk3.i686 webkitgtk3.i686
CentOS 7 This installs the necessary 32-bit libraries:
sudo yum install glib2.i686 libgcc.i686 libstdc++.i686 gtk3.i686 webkitgtk3.i686

For best results build 64-bit Xojo apps for distribution on 64-bit Linux systems.

If you are still having trouble identifying necessary libraries, the ldd command might help. You can run this command from Terminal in the Xojo directory to return a list of libraries required by Xojo and their status on the system:

ldd Xojo

International Components for Unicode (libicu)

Linux apps made with Xojo 2016 Release 3 or later include the libicu libraries as part of the app package (in the Libs folder). You do not need to install libicu separately. Refer to System Requirements for older versions if you need help with this.

Pi Notes

Raspberry Pi with Raspbian needs the libunwind8 library to be installed, which you can do from the Terminal with this command:

sudo apt-get install libunwind8

In addition it is always good to keep your Pi up to date with these Terminal commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

CPU Notes

x86 CPUs require the SSE2 instruction set for the IDE and built applications. The vast majority of desktop CPUs in use support this, but some x86 single board computers may not.

ARM CPUs must support the 32-bit ARMv7 architecture.

See Also

Resources:Deprecations