Download IDEA (54 MB)

  1. Save the file in the directory where you would like to install IDEA.  We suggest creating a new directory for this purpose.
  2. From that directory, unpack the compressed archive using the command below:*

    tar xzf idea-2.5.1.tar.gz

  3. Be sure all required programs (see "Required Software" below) are in your path.
  4. If you are a Mac OS X user, be sure to install XCode before installing IDEA.
    You will need to run the installer from the bash shell.  If necessary, run bash to start it.
  5. Run the program install-idea to install IDEA.
  6. If installation is aborted for any reason, it is recommended that you delete all files except idea-2.5.1.tar.gz and repeat steps 2-4.
* Solaris users may need to substitute gtar xzf idea-2.5.1.tar.gz in order to run GNU tar.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems:
Hardware Requirements:
Required Software:
If you need assistance installing any of these programs or modules or verifying that they are installed, please contact your systems administrator.