How to Install Aptana Studio 3 in Fedora 15

A friend told me about Aptana Studio, an Open Source web development IDE. I think I used it years ago but then switched to NetBeans for some reason. After taking a look at Aptana’s website I decided I wanted to try it again. Below are three simple steps I followed to install Aptana Studio in Fedora 15.

  1. Download Apatana Studio 3 from and extract the content of the downloaded zip file.
  2. Move Aptana Studio 3 to a standard location
    mv Aptana Studio 3 /usr/local/aptana-studio-3
  3. Create a file /usr/share/applications/aptana.desktop with the following content:
    [gist id=1024232]

Although Aptana can be easily run just after you download the application, I like to have menu entries for most of the software I use, hopefully I’m not the only one who thinks like that and the above can help them.


  1. June 23, 2011 at 5:22 am

    You are most definitely not the only person that thinks like that.  Thanks for this!  Setting up Aptana now.  🙂

    1. Sabesh
      August 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks a lot!

  2. Cthompson
    July 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks!  I used this.

  3. Jonas Erlandsson
    July 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Sweet! This was really helpful!

  4. Sddsds
    July 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Cheers. I found this useful

  5. Anonymous
    August 8, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Thank you 🙂

  6. September 27, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Perfect, thank you

  7. Liahs
    November 27, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks very useful

  8. July 30, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Epic ! Works a treat !

  9. Sabesh
    August 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks a lot!

    February 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Desde Venezuela, muchas gracias, fue muy util y facil de enteder la informacion

  11. j tux
    March 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    short and precise , excellent tutorial ,
    i was able to apply this same method to other programs.