Developer Studio 5 Install Instructions

Mar 07, 2018 - Author: Sierra Wireless - 44185 Views

Developer Studio 5 Install Instructions

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Developer Studio is the Sierra Wireless IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for Legato Application Framework.

This document describes how to setup a new Developer Studio installation, whatever you are using a Linux, Windows or MacOS system.


Hardware requirements
Please make sure the following hardware requirements are fulfilled by the system where Developer Studio aims to be installed.

  • System performances

    • Minimum:
      CPU: Dual Core @ 2,6GHz
      RAM: 4Go
      Note: This configuration has been identified as the minimum to run Developer Studio in normal conditions, but some latencies should be experienced when perspectives are loaded for the first time, or when heavy traffic load is received from the target.

    • Recommended:
      CPU: Dual Hyperthreaded or Quad Core @ 2,8GHz
      RAM: 6Go

    • Ideal:
      CPU: Quad Hyperthreaded Core (8x) @ 3,4GHz
      RAM: 8Go
      Note: This configuration has been identified as the recommended one to run Developer Studio in comfortable conditions, with high performances & reduced latencies.
  • System display

    • Minimum:
      19" display (e.g. 1280x1024px)

    • Recommended:
      24" display (e.g. 1920x1080px)

Software requirements
Developer Studio requires Java 8 to be installed on the host system in order to function properly.
Please pay attention to the use the Java version (32 bits / 64 bits) consistent with the one you chose for Developer Studio.

On Linux hosts: Java is automatically installed as dependency of Developer Studio. Both 64 bits and 32 bits architectures are supported.
On Windows and MacOS hosts: only 64 bits hosts are supported, and a 64 bits Java version is required.

First time install

Windows hosts

Check the Legato Application Development Kit - Windows page to get started with a fresh full Legato ADK install.

Alternatively, you can download only Developer Studio bundle:

Linux hosts

Check the Legato Application Development Kit - Linux page to get started with a fresh full Legato ADK install.

Alternatively, you can download only Developer Studio bundle: Notes:
  • If you're using Unity desktop environment former than 14.04, Developer Studio menu bar should not be displayed correctly.
    In order to workaround this issue, the UBUNTU_MENUPROXY environment variable shall be set to an empty string before starting Developer Studio (it can be set either in a shell script, or in the shortcut used to launch Developer Studio).
  • Target Management handling on Linux supposes to check some requirements on the system: on some distributions, the user running Eclipse/Developer Studio has to belong to dialout group.

MacOS hosts

MacOS Developer Studio bundle can be downloaded from here: Please refer to bundled README.txt file to get more details on how to handle the installation.

Choosing a workspace

When you'll start Developer Studio for the first time, you'll be prompted to choose a workspace.
Some important things about that:
  • It is not recommended to locate your workspace on a network drive, for obvious performances reasons.

Upgrade from old versions/Handling of legacy features

Updates are automatically checked at each Developer Studio launch, and it is possible to upgrade to the new version just by following the instructions.
It is also possible to start the updates checking job by using the Help > Check for Updates menu.

Important notes concerning existing workspaces/projects compatibility and upgrade:
  • Developer Studio upgrade
    Developer Studio 3.X can be upgraded to 5.X version by simply adding the update site, and performing a Check for Updates operation.
    Note that on Linux, any previous installation done through apt-get can't be updated to Developer Studio 5. A new fresh install has to be done (cf. above).

  • Legacy features
    Some legacy features have been removed from Developer Studio 4:
    • Support for Open AT application framework
    • Support for WP710X Legato module
    If you want to upgrade a Developer Studio 3.X install to Developer Studio 5.X, it is recommended to remove everything related to these features (IDE plug-ins, packages, projects) before performing the upgrade.

Installation over an Eclipse platform

It is possible to install Developer Studio as a set of plug-ins over an existing Eclipse platform.

  • Prerequisites: Developer Studio 5.3 requires Eclipse Oxygen (4.7.0) version. Download it from
    (Best choice to start is Eclipse for C/C++ Developers)
    Developer Studio plug-ins can be installed on Windows (64 bits only) and Linux (32 or 64 bits) platforms
  • Go to Help > Install New Software
  • Add the following URL as new update site (drag'n drop the URL to the Eclipse dialog box):
  • Make your choice regarding the features you want to be installed on top of your Eclipse:
    • Developer Studio: IDE category: choose the Application Framework you need to support in Developer Studio
    • Miscellaneous category: for advanced users only, allowing to choose Developer Studio components more precisely.
      e.g. if you only want the Target Management for Legato devices features (without the development environment)
  • Click Install and follow the steps.

Installation of Developer Studio source code (advanced users only)

Developer Studio source code is available for Eclipse developers.
Please follow the steps above to install Developer Studio plug-ins over an Eclipse SDK.
Developer Studio source code can be retrieved by checking the whole Source code category, before selecting the Install button.


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