Tizen Studio: Installation Made Simpler!

Tizen Studio: Installation Made Simpler!

BY Nawab Ahmad Reshi 2020년 05월 26일 Tizen Studio

Introduction

As a Tizen enthusiast, you are tempted to jump in and start writing code as quickly as possible, right? But you cannot make something out of nothing. Having said that, to begin writing your code, you must commission the essential tools and setup necessary for performing development work in Tizen Studio. These tools and setups are collectively known as the development environment.

In the Tizen ecosystem, the development environment, aka Tizen Studio hosts the location where there exist tools that allow you to write, compile, test, and debug your Tizen projects before uploading them to the staging environment and then to the production environment. The most common location for your development environment is your computer.

 This blog focuses on how Tizen Studio release 3.7 simplifies Tizen installation by presenting you with the pre and post-release 3.7 scenarios with the implications of Java bundling.

Background

From the perspective of Tizen development journey, whether you are building a Tizen based app from scratch or debugging an existing Tizen based app, you must first set up the development environment. It is essential to have Java Development Kit (JDK), Tizen Studio, and other development tools up and commissioned.

In this context, it is worth stating that:

  • Tizen Studio can be set up on any operating system, be it Windows, Mac, or Ubuntu.
  • All the essential tools to develop Tizen applications are freely available and downloadable from the official website.

The following scenarios walk you through the installation journey pre and post Tizen Studio 3.7 release:

Scenario 1:

This section provides a walkthrough of the installation procedure to install Tizen Studio version 3.6 or earlier on your development hardware.

Regardless of your operating system, Tizen Studio essentially requires the JDK installation for using Java Runtime (VM). If the JDK is not installed on your development hardware, the following pop-up appears:                                    

 

Click Yes to visit the JDK download page. Download and install JDK before executing to install Tizen Studio using its web installer.

Once JDK is installed, you need to manually add the JAVA_HOME environment variable and also manually add the JDK bin path to the PATH variable in environment variables.

 It is worth stating that Tizen studio web installer runs only if the development hardware has the appropriate version of Java installed.

You can begin the installation by double-clicking Tizen Studio 3.6 or earlier web installer that you have already downloaded. When the installer window appears, follow the onscreen instructions and proceed with the installation. To get detailed installation instructions, you can see Installing Tizen Studio.

Summing up the prerequisites to install Tizen Studio before  release 3.7, you needed to ensure the following:

  • JDK Requirements
  • Processor and memory requirements
  • Graphics card requirements

But, with the latest release of Tizen Studio, the installation is simplified and you are bound to experience a seamless installation process. The simplified installation is a big step in the direction to make Tizen Studio more user friendly and gets you started within no time. The scenario 2 in the next section focuses on the simplified installation process.

Scenario 2:

This section walks you through the installation procedure to install Tizen Studio 3.7 or later on your development hardware.

Note: It is highly recommended to use the latest version of Tizen Studio for a seamless development experience.

Regardless of your operating system, Tizen Studio requires the JDK installation for using Java Runtime (VM). The statement: “If the JDK is not installed on your development hardware, installation cannot proceed” does not hold for Tizen Studio release version 3.7 and later.

Simply, download the web installer from the Download page and execute the web installer to install Tizen Studio on your development hardware. Yes, you read it correctlt with the latest release, Tizen Studio augments simplicity by bundling up the required version of JDK compulsory for Tizen Studio with its web installer. But what does that mean to you?

In simpler words, you need to download the web installer; execute it, and that is pretty much it.  Tizen Studio IDE appears! No more downloading JDK, no more setting of environmental variables.  

Tizen pledges on unified and seamless use of its SDK and continuously works on easing the development-related processes. “Ease of use” has been one of the Tizen’s primary objectives, and with reference to that, the JDK bundling with Tizen Studio web installer is one such step.   

Summing up the prerequisites to install Tizen Studio since the release of version 3.7, you need to ensure the following are met:

  • Processor and memory requirements
  • Graphics card requirements

Having said that, proceed with your Tizen development journey by literally forgetting about the prerequisites. Just download the web installer and follow the instructions on Installing Tizen Studio. There you are! Tizen Studio IDE window appears!

Such effortless set up of the development environment certainly entices all Tizen enthusiasts like you to put more time and focus on the development of Tizen based applications. So, get set and start developing in a matter of minutes!

Written by Nawab Ahmad Reshi
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