How to install Eclipse Theia Blueprint on a Chromebook

Today, we're exploring how to install Eclipse Theia Blueprint on a Chromebook. This guide provides detailed, step-by-step instructions to complement our video tutorial. Please follow along with the video for a comprehensive understanding of the process.

Compatibility Note

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with Intel or AMD CPUs that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with ARM64 architecture CPUs.

What is Eclipse Theia Blueprint?

Eclipse Theia Blueprint is an open-source IDE platform that provides a flexible foundation for building web-based tools and IDEs. It offers a modern, customizable development environment that can be tailored to various programming languages and workflows.

Installation Process

Let's walk through the installation process step-by-step:

1. Update Package Lists

First, we'll update the package lists to ensure we're working with the latest information:

sudo apt update

2. Install Required Dependencies

Next, we'll install the necessary dependencies for Theia Blueprint:

sudo apt install libnss3 libstdc++6 gcc fuse kmenuedit

3. Download Theia Blueprint

Now, let's download the Theia Blueprint AppImage:


4. Make the AppImage Executable

We need to make the downloaded AppImage executable:

chmod 755 TheiaBlueprint.AppImage

5. Run Theia Blueprint

Now we can run Theia Blueprint:


6. Add to Application Menu (Optional)

To add Theia Blueprint to your application menu for easy access, use the following command:


This will open the menu editor where you can add a new entry for Theia Blueprint.

Video Tutorial

Additional Resources

For more detailed information and reference, you can check out the Google Doc used in the tutorial.

Official Website

For the latest updates and information about Eclipse Theia, visit the official website:

Chromebook Resources

If you're interested in exploring more about Chromebooks and their capabilities, check out these resources:


Installing Eclipse Theia Blueprint on your Chromebook opens up a world of development possibilities. This powerful IDE brings professional-grade tools to your Chromebook, allowing you to code, debug, and manage projects efficiently. As you explore Theia Blueprint, you'll discover its extensibility and how it can be tailored to your specific development needs.

Remember, if you encounter any issues during the installation process or while using Theia Blueprint, don't hesitate to reach out through the comments section of our YouTube video. We're here to help you make the most of your Chromebook's capabilities!