How to run SAP WebIDE Personal Edition on Linux
Since I sometimes want to hack on my UI5-Applications when I am on road without an internet connection, SAP WebIDE Personal Edition is a nice solution for me.
Unfortunately SAP does only deliver packages for Windows and Mac, but not for Linux. When there is a Mac-Package there is a way for a Linux-Package I thought.
So I downloaded the Mac and Windows Versions and compared them. Beside of some system-specific executeables, all work is done by the Orion Application Server.
After a bit of googling the good message of the day:
*YAY* a linux version is supported. Let’s rebuild the package with the linux binaries!
There are a few easy steps to do (Well I spent some time to figure it out), first of all download these archives:
- SAP WebIDE Personal Edition https://tools.hana.ondemand.com/#sapui5
- Eclipse Orion V8.0 http://download.eclipse.org/orion/drops/R-8.0-201502161823/index.html
Unzip both archives to different folders
- ./webide/ for the WebIDE
- ./orion/ for Eclipse Orion
The most important file is the orion executeable. You will need to get the original linux executable orion-file in your webide folder, therefore copy ./orion/orion to ./webide/orion.
Starting orion will not work, it will complain about a windows runtime it can not launch. So we also need to edit ./webide/orion.ini to look like this:
-startup plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.v20140415-2008.jar --launcher.library plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_64_1.1.200.v20140603-1326 -consoleLog -console -data serverworkspace -nosplash -vmargs -Dorg.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty.http.port=8080 -Dorg.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty.autostart=false -Dorion.XSRFPreventionFilterEnabled=true -Dhelp.lucene.tokenizer=standard -Xms40m -Xmx384m
Now the file should know the library to launch, but this time it will complain about not finding it. Why?
We have to copy all the files from ./orion/plugins to ./webide/plugins and replace the existing ones.
The directory should look like this:
Like you might see: the library should now be present. Lets start ./orion and voilá:
I couldn’t test all functionalities, but the basic editing, syntax-highlighting works as intended.