Linux is an open-source operating system with many distributions. If you are a Linux user or you want to test your build in a Linux environment, you can still enjoy Katalon Studio with a GUI on your Linux. You can also run your test in console mode with Katalon Runtime Engine for Linux.
Katalon Studio for Linux is compatible with any latest version of Linux distribution that supports Gnome, KDE, or Unity Desktop Environment. You can find links to popular distribution download pages at Linux.org. Our Katalon team has tested Katalon Studio for Linux on Ubuntu Linux. See the Ubuntu manual for additional information on how to install Linux Ubuntu: Installation.
- You can install Linux with a LiveDVD, USB drive, or physical disk to a Virtual Machine. Before installing Linux, take a look at the System Requirements to operate with Katalon Studio.
- On macOS, virtualization programs like Parallels Desktop, Virtual Box, and VMWare Fusion allow you to construct a Virtual Machine that emulates the hardware of a Linux operating system. Microsoft's Hyper-V is a good option for Windows. To learn more about these virtualization programs, see Parallels Desktop documentation Parallels Desktop for Mac, Virtual Box documentation About VirtualBox, WMWare documentation Creating a Linux Virtual Machine in Fusion, or Microsoft documentation Hyper-V on Windows Server.
- A valid email to register a Katalon Account.
An active Internet connection to download Katalon Studio.
Katalon Studio environment requirements for Linux
- Verify whether your computer meets the system requirements to work with Katalon Studio. You need to make sure that there is a minimum of 2 GB RAM (32-bit) or 4 GB RAM (64-bit) for the app to run normally. For more details, see System Requirements.Note:
From Katalon Studio version 7.9.1 onwards, we only support 64-bit Windows, macOS, and Linux.
- Install OpenJDK 8 (NOT Oracle JDK).Note:
To install OpenJDK 8 on your Ubuntu, open your Terminal. On the command line, type:Once you finish the installation, your
Katalon Studio for Linux currently supports OpenJDK 8 only.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jre
OpenJDKinformation is displayed when you execute
java -versioncommand.If you have multiple versions of OpenJDK installed on your Ubuntu and the correct version is not being used, use the alternatives command to switch between them:Verify the version of the JDK again using
sudo update-alternatives --config java //then choose the openjdk-8-jre option
You can find more information about the installation steps for other Linux distributions at the OpenJDK document: How to download and install prebuilt OpenJDK packages.
After you have finished configuring the system, restart for your changes to take effect.
NoClassDefFoundErrorerror since Oracle JDK is being used. To resolve this error, do as follows:
Uninstall Oracle JDK.
Install OpenJDK 8.
Download Katalon Studio
- Sign in to Katalon TestOps.
- On the right side of the navigation bar, click on Download Studio.
- Select and download the suitable version of Katalon Studio for your system.
Start Katalon Studio in Linux
- Extract the tar.gz file. On Linux, use the
-xfcommand to extract the tar.gz file, for example:
$tar -xf Katalon_Studio_PE_Linux_64-8.5.2.tar.gz.In the extracted folder, you can find the Katalon Studio app.
- Open Katalon Studio by double-clicking on Katalon Studio, or run
cd ./katalonin your Terminal.
Activate Katalon Studio
- The Katalon Studio app launches, then the Katalon Studio Activation dialog appears. Sign in to your Katalon account to activate your license, or click Register to sign up. To learn more about license activation steps, see Activate Katalon License.
- After you are done, click Activate.