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Aptana troubleshooting guide

Modified on: 2017-07-27 11:40:29 +0200

Are you having issues downloading and running the Aptana program?

Follow these easy steps to guide you through the process:

Step 1: You can download Aptana by clicking here or by following the link on Page 10 of your Module 2 Notes: Part 2.

Step 2: Take note and ensure that you are installing the “Standalone version”. 

Step 3: Once you have downloaded Aptana, run the downloaded file to begin the installation setup.

Step 4: The software will install, after which you should see a shortcut for Aptana Studio on your desktop.

Step 5: Double-click on the shortcut and Aptana Studio will open. 

Please note: The current version provided by Aptana is newer than the version displayed in the course video. You may notice some differences, however, it is recommended that you download the newer version as it is more compatible.

If you still encounter any issues after having followed these steps, it may be worth double-checking to see if you meet the minimum requirements. These are listed below.


Before you install the Release, you should have the following tools installed and working correctly:

  • Sun/Oracle Java 1.5.x or later on Mac and Linux. OpenJDK is not yet supported. The Windows installer includes a compatible version of Java.
  • Git is required because it is used internally to update your scripting environment. On Windows, we recommend PortableGit from msysgit because we also require its bash shell for executing commands. If you don't have msysgit installed, Studio 3 will offer to install it for its own internal use.
  • If you are installing Studio 3 as an Eclipse plugin, you must use Eclipse 3.5 or better.


Troubleshooting Node.js Installation issues

Step 1: If any point during the installation you receive the following error message displayed in the screenshot below, click “OK”, to end the installation.

Step 2: Should you receive the “Failed to correctly acquire installer_nodejs_windows.msi file: CRC error.” notification,  you need to download Node.js and install it in order to successfully install Aptana Studio.

Step 3: Click on the link below to download the Node.js setup file onto your PC

Step 4: Run the Node.js setup file that you have downloaded. 

Step 5: Select "Finish" once you have run through and completed the setup.

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