Hello Support Team,

I'm an Ivy Developer for years, like other developers, I refer Linux or MacOS rather than Windows. I have many useful command line tools that Windows is missing. I'm happy that you still release an unofficial Linux version of Ivy Designer and it works really well (except WebEditor). It would be great if I can run a MacOS version of Ivy Designer, is there any chance for me?


asked 28.03.2018 at 14:13

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edited 13.02.2019 at 10:37

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Reguel Werme... ♦♦

There is an official MAC Designer BETA version available. But only for 7.3 and newer: https://answers.axonivy.com/questions/3664/official-mac-designer-beta-experience

Maintainers of older versions should stick to the Docker approach provided by @xuanvinh see https://github.com/cavoirom/axonivy-designer


answered 13.02.2019 at 10:39

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Reguel Werme... ♦♦
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I found a work around by running Ivy Designer Linux version through Docker, here is what I have done:

Install Docker for Mac

Install XQuartz (a X11 System support for MacOS)

we need XQuartz to run GUI Application through Docker

Configure XQuartz:

XQuartz > Preferences.. > Security: Check "Authenticate connections" and "Allow connections from network clients"

Build a docker image to run Ivy Designer


FROM mlaccetti/docker-oracle-java8-ubuntu-16.04
RUN apt-get update
RUN apt-get -y install openjfx libswt-gtk-4-jni libswt-gtk-4-java
RUN useradd -m -s /bin/bash developer
RUN mkdir /opt/AxonIvyDesigner
RUN chown developer:developer -R /opt/AxonIvyDesigner
USER developer
ENV PATH=$PATH:/srv/java/jdk/bin
WORKDIR /opt/AxonIvyDesigner
ENTRYPOINT exec "/opt/AxonIvyDesigner/Axon.ivy Designer"

Build axon-ivy-designer:generic docker image (execute command in the same folder with Dockerfile)

docker build -t axon-ivy-designer:generic .

(now you have docker image named: axon-ivy-designer:generic)

You should download the Ivy Designer Linux version from (and extract to a folder):


Allow Docker container connect to XQuartz


xhost + `ipconfig getifaddr en0`

Run Ivy Designer


docker run -e DISPLAY=`ipconfig getifaddr en0`:0 -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix -v path-to-designer:/opt/AxonIvyDesigner -v path-to-workspace:/tmp/workspace -p 8081:8081 --name ivy-designer-version-generic --rm axon-ivy-designer:generic

(replace path-to-designner, path-to-workspace, version as your need)

Congratulations! You are running Linux version of Ivy Designer on MacOS.

My wish is Ivy Team can provide developer access to older Axon Ivy Desinger Linux version. We now only can get the latest Ivy Designer 7.

Screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/XyC1K


answered 31.03.2018 at 05:32

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edited 31.03.2018 at 05:43

cool idea. I like that approach! As far as I see we have no archived/built product of the 6.3 Linux Designer. So we would have to build them it again. And I think you will run into quality problems... But I'll spend the next coffee break to build this outdated version - maybe I'm lucky :-)

(03.04.2018 at 03:08) Reguel Werme... ♦♦ Reguel%20Wermelinger's gravatar image

I've built the 6.3 designer for Linux. You can use it. But I expect problems with it, that only exists in this version. It could also be that there are side effects -because this version was built on my dev machine. We can not provide any support for it. You should really enforce the update of your projects to the 7.0 LTS instead of using this version. But while you are waiting for the migration - this RC might makes developers daily life less painful. https://download.axonivy.com/6.3.0/AxonIvyDesigner6.3.0.52421_UnofficialRC_Linux.gtk.x86_64.tar.gz

(03.04.2018 at 05:45) Reguel Werme... ♦♦ Reguel%20Wermelinger's gravatar image
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