Prerequisites for the Tizen Studio

Check the following prerequisites before attempting to install the Tizen Studio.

Java Development Kit (JDK) Requirements

You must install Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) 8, or OpenJDK 10 to use the Tizen Studio.

Follow these instructions to install the appropriate JDK version for your system:

  • Microsoft Windows®

    Download the JDK from the official Oracle Web site. Select the appropriate platform for your hardware architecture and Windows® version. Then, run the downloaded execution file and follow the displayed instructions.

  • macOS

    Download the JDK from the official Oracle Web site and follow the instructions to install the JDK.

    To support legacy Java software on macOS, you must download and install the Java for OS X 2015-001. Download it from

  • Ubuntu

    Go to the Ubuntu Web site for detailed instructions for installing the Oracle® JDK version 8. The raw binaries can be downloaded directly from Oracle (Oracle Java download page).

You can also use Oracle's OpenJDK. For more installation details, see OpenJDK 10 and OpenJFX Installation Guide.

OS and System Requirements

The following table lists the supported operating systems and hardware requirements for the Tizen Studio.

Table: OS and system requirements

  Microsoft Windows® macOS Ubuntu
OS Version 10 10.13 (High Sierra)

10.12 (Sierra)

Bit 64 bit / 32 bit 64 bit only 64 bit / 32 bit
HW CPU Dual Core, 2 GHz or faster
Architecture x64 (64 bit) / x86 (32 bit) x64 only x64 / x86
Memory 3 GB or more
Disk space 6 GB or more

Emulator Requirements

The following table lists the CPU, screen resolution, graphic card, driver, and webcam requirements for using the Tizen emulator.

Table: Emulator requirements

Component Microsoft Windows® macOS Ubuntu
CPU Recommended: Support for Intel VTx (Virtualization Technology)
Screen resolution Recommended: 1280 x 1024
Graphic card Recommended: The following requirements have passed tests with the emulator.

Table: Supported graphic cards

Brand Product
NVIDIA NVIDIA® GeForce® 8300 GS, GeForce® 8500 GT, GeForce® GT 220, GeForce® GT 430, GeForce® GT 530, GeForce® GT 330M, GeForce® GTX 550Ti, NVIDIA® Quadro® NVS 290

  • If the host machine is using the NVIDIA® Optimus® technology, the emulator works with the on-board graphics card. To prevent this, either disable the Optimus® technology, or set the emulator to run with the external NVIDIA graphics card.
Driver You must upgrade to the latest vendor-provided version of the graphic card driver for OpenGL® ES acceleration.
Check and install the necessary drivers in the Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update. - For more information on driver upgrades, see the Ubuntu Web site. Check and install the necessary drivers in the System Settings > Software & Updates > Additional Drivers.

In 16.04 and 14.04, the Intel driver version must be 8.0.1 or higher.

Webcam To use the emulator with your computer's webcam, the webcam must support the USB Video Class (UVC) driver. The following image format requirements apply to each OS:

Google Chrome™ Browser Requirements

You must install the Google Chrome™ browser to use the Web Inspector tool.

Since the Web Inspector server uses the Web core in the platform, there is a limit on the Google Chrome™ browser version in your environment. For all functions of the Web Inspector to work properly, use the Google Chrome™ browser version 77 or higher.

Additional Requirements

The following table lists the additional requirements to be met before developing Tizen applications.

Table: Additional Microsoft Windows® requirements

Component Requirement
Python for using the T-trace (Tizen profiling tool used to optimize the application performance) To use the T-trace in Windows® 8/7, you must install a Python 2.7.X version:

  1. On the Python Web site, download the appropriate Python version for your hardware and Windows® version.
  2. Run the downloaded installer file and follow the displayed instructions.
NoteTo use Python conveniently at the command prompt, set the %PATH% environment variable in My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Environment Variables.

Table: Additional macOS requirements

Component Requirement
Prerequisite packages (msgfmt) for build PO files At the terminal prompt, enter the following commands:

$ brew install gettext
$ brew link gettext -force
$ which msgfmt
NoteTo install Homebrew, see the Brew Web site.

Table: Additional Ubuntu requirements

Component Requirement
Prerequisite packages (webkitgtk and cpio) for developing applications At the terminal prompt, enter the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 cpio rpm2cpio
Prerequisite packages (glib, curl, sdl, pixel manipulation) for using the emulator At the terminal prompt, enter the following command for Tizen Studio:

$ sudo apt-get install acl bridge-utils openvpn libfontconfig1 libglib2.0-0 libjpeg-turbo8 libpixman-1-0 libpng12-0 libsdl1.2debian libsm6 libv4l-0 libx11-xcb1 libxcb-icccm4 libxcb-image0 libxcb-randr0 libxcb-render-util0 libxcb-shape0 libxcb-xfixes0 libxi6