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 at 14:13

xuanvinh's gravatar image

accept rate: 50%

edited 03.04 at 04:45

Reguel%20Wermelinger's gravatar image

Reguel Werme... ♦♦

Web Editor on Linux runs pretty well on debian based Linux OS such as Ubuntu or Mint. All you need is to install openjfx in addition to the openjdk-8-jdk. See https://answers.axonivy.com/questions/2857/how-to-install-and-use-the-linux-designer

Or do you have openjfx and still issues that only occur on linux?

(29.03 at 07:49) Reguel Werme... ♦♦ Reguel%20Wermelinger's gravatar image

I didn't know about the openjfx, I will give it a try. You save my day.

(31.03 at 00:00) xuanvinh xuanvinh's gravatar image

It worked now, after install openjfx.

(31.03 at 02:49) xuanvinh xuanvinh's gravatar image

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 at 05:32

xuanvinh's gravatar image

accept rate: 50%

edited 31.03 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 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 at 05:45) Reguel Werme... ♦♦ Reguel%20Wermelinger's gravatar image

I can feel with you that you want to develop on the platform of your choice. The current status is that Windows is officially supported. But there is one distribution for Linux that doesn't work that badly. There is an unofficial variant for MacOS available as nightly release. But this seems to be broken at the moment.

Next we start to upgrade our target platform to the latest eclipse version. We hope that a lot of MacOS problems are solved. We'll at least try to build a MacOS designer.

Can you please contact us directly via ivy@axonivy.com and tell us for who you are working for? So that we know which of our customers have a real need for MacOS.


answered 29.03 at 02:41

Alex%20Suter's gravatar image

Alex Suter ♦♦
accept rate: 82%

Your answer
toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "Title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "Title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported



Asked: 28.03 at 14:13

Seen: 263 times

Last updated: 03.04 at 05:48